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01-23-2009, 04:59 AM   #1
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OK..dumb-assed question re manual lenses

What setting do I use when I use an old manual lens on my K10D? I know that I switch to manual focus....but which other setting? P, Sv, Tv, Av, TAv or M? Or none of these? :-)

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QuoteOriginally posted by Darius4522 Quote
What setting do I use when I use an old manual lens on my K10D? I know that I switch to manual focus....but which other setting? P, Sv, Tv, Av, TAv or M? Or none of these? :-)
You could use the K10D in Av or M, though I'm sure the camera won't lock up if you attempt to use any of the other modes.

Don't forget to enable the correct settings in the custom menu to allow use of non-A lenses.
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That depends on what sort of old manual lens you are talking about. Is it a K-mount or screwmount? If K-mount, use M mode and press the green button to meter. If screwmount, you can do the same or you can shoot in Av mode.
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you can shoot in Av with K-mount M lenses too, but the lens will stay wide-open all the time.

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a simple reminder

before anything else, don't forget to go into the menu and custom functions and set "use apature ring"
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Thanks, everyone. As per usual everyone is very helpful!
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It would appear so except me, who did not reply quick enough.
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The apature blades on a k mount manual lens won't stay wide open if you set the apature ring to a higher f stop....the apature blades narrow briefly when the shot is taken.

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You can get great results, but you have to do everything manually.

It's good for you.

Put your camera on M and start feeling your way around.

Pretend your camera is a K1000.
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