Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
02-07-2007, 06:25 AM   #1
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
kshapero's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Florida, USA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 426
K1000 and the 43mm

When I use the 43mm lens with the K1000D the aperture ring on the lens, it is kaput. It does nothing. Am I confused? Is this how it is with all pentax lens that have aperture rings (as in all non D lens)? Same with the K10?

Last edited by kshapero; 02-07-2007 at 06:49 AM.
02-07-2007, 06:40 AM   #2
Veteran Member
jeffkrol's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Wisconsin USA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 8,434
K1000 or K100D? 43 is a D-FA lens. Should be fine on all bodies
My Favorite Lens
Everything from the "K" lens onward will fit on any K-mount camera, from the KX and K2 to the ZX-5n and MZ-S, and including the K-1000 and all the M-series and A-series cameras. There are no significant incompatibility issues apart from the program-mode contacts present in the A-series onwards, and of course you need both an autofocus camera and and autofocus lens to get autofocus capability
02-07-2007, 06:44 AM   #3
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
kshapero's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Florida, USA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 426
Original Poster
I mean a K100D

Sorry for old habits. My question pertains to the K100D!!
02-07-2007, 06:50 AM   #4
Veteran Member

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 643
u need to enable "use A ring" in the menue then press the ae-l button to stop down to whatever aperture setting u have set.. if u dont press the button the camera will use the widest aperture..

this applies to none A lens only.. or an A lens if u dont use the A position..


02-07-2007, 06:55 AM   #5
Site Supporter
Site Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bronx NY
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 5,631
Hi and welcome to the forum. I don't have the K100D, I have the DS but I'm pretty sure the menu choices are pretty similar. To make the aperture ring on you lens work you have to go into the Custom menu and set "Using Aperture Ring" to option 2 "permitted" Then you can use the aperture ring manually. Alternatively you can leave the aperture ring on the "A" setting, set your mode dial to Av and change the aperture with the thumbwheel in the back of the camera. BTW, the second way is much easier!

NaCl(hope that helps)H2O +

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
43mm, aperture, camera, dslr, lens, photography
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Where is this K1000 from? alnegri Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 3 05-04-2010 10:32 AM
How much might I be able to get for my K1000? beep41 Pentax Film SLR Discussion 6 03-19-2010 09:08 AM
For Sale - Sold: K1000 bodies, ME Super Body, Damaged K1000 SE Body Rustyoldbug Sold Items 7 11-11-2009 08:48 AM
For Sale - Sold: 43mm Ltd + K1000 with 50mm + MZ-6 body + CS-205 + FA 18-35 CapitaineAbitibi Sold Items 5 09-10-2008 05:00 AM
For Sale - Sold: 43mm Ltd, 77mm Ltd, K1000+50mm + other stuff CapitaineAbitibi Sold Items 2 08-19-2008 11:07 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:50 AM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]