Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
12-02-2006, 01:38 PM   #1
Senior Member
FLASH's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Eastern Shore of Alabama (Daphne, Alabama)
Posts: 109
Pentax lens having no aperature settings

I am using two Pentax film cameras, the ZX-5N and the ZX-L, both of which I enjoy very much. I have recently purchased some lens off of the internet which I cannot seem to use as they contain no aperature markings on the barrel of the lens and I cannot find out how to set/change the apertures making for proper exposures. Can you please describer to me how I may do this or tell me that I cannot use these lens on my cameras?

Thanks,

FLASH

12-02-2006, 02:09 PM   #2
clm
Senior Member




Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 220
I think the lenses will only work in Program on the ZX-5N. I think the ZX-L can use Program, Tv, Av, and Auto Scene modes.
On the ZX-L, you would set the mode dial to Av then use the lever by the shutter release to set aperture. I used to have a ZX-10 and I believe they work the same way.
Chris
12-02-2006, 02:46 PM   #3
New Member




Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Perth Western Ausralia
Posts: 2
No Apperture ring

QuoteOriginally posted by clm Quote
I think the lenses will only work in Program on the ZX-5N. I think the ZX-L can use Program, Tv, Av, and Auto Scene modes.
On the ZX-L, you would set the mode dial to Av then use the lever by the shutter release to set aperture. I used to have a ZX-10 and I believe they work the same way.
Chris
I think you have bought lenses made for later digital cameras.
Well, now you have an excuse to buy a digital Pentax !!
Peter Gadsden
Reply

Bookmarks
  • 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!
aperature, cameras, lens, pentax, pentax film, pentax lens
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
aperature placement in lens design ncallender Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 25 06-10-2014 05:04 AM
Best 50mm (or so) full frame lens that has auto aperature? geekette Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 40 05-09-2011 05:26 AM
Cheap auto focus/aperature lens? clockwork247 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 3 11-28-2010 07:37 PM
Lens Aperature Screw Up DivinusAssassin Photographic Technique 11 09-03-2008 08:09 AM
SMC M lens + K100D = no aperature control? dugrant153 Pentax DSLR Discussion 16 11-26-2007 12:20 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:38 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com 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?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top