Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
03-05-2010, 07:44 AM   #1
New Member

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: northeast TN
Photos: Albums
Posts: 14

Just received my k7 and 18-55 wr yesterday put 135 takumar lens on and it does not meter. I do not mind setting everything manualy but i thought meter in camera would work. Am i doing something wrong or will i need an out of camera light meter to use this and other older lens? thanks Rick

03-05-2010, 08:27 AM   #2
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
blackcloudbrew's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Cotati, California USA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,816
You need to learn how to do stop down metering. I have this lens and use it on my k10/k20. On my k20, you set the lens focal length to 135 on start up. Then to meter, you set the camera on manual mode, you see the speed and F--- idication. Varry the fstop on the lens to what you want, then press the green button. The camera will varry the speed to the right setting based on the light through the lens from the f stop you set. Change the f stop then press the green button and the speed will change again. That's basicall it.

Please review this thread for more info.

  • 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!
camera, dslr, k7, lens, meter, photography
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Metering on the K7 milesy Pentax DSLR Discussion 12 08-01-2010 07:22 PM
Metering in K-x realguard Pentax DSLR Discussion 5 08-01-2010 09:03 AM
K-X vs K-7 metering yusuf Pentax DSLR Discussion 1 08-01-2010 08:09 AM
AE Metering hmcfly Pentax DSLR Discussion 17 02-13-2007 10:36 PM
Metering... jfdavis58 Pentax DSLR Discussion 28 12-22-2006 11:18 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:59 PM. | 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]