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01-27-2012, 05:08 PM   #1
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p5 questions

Hi all,

These may be stupid questions so I apologise now if they are.

I'm considering getting a p5/p50 to have a play.with. I have got a good mix of lenses which I use on my k-m and was wondering how the "m" lenses would work with the camera. When I use them on the k-m I go into manual and press the button to step down meter the lens. Can anyone tell me how that would work on the p5? Would I go into manual, set the aperture and then take the guide from the viewfinder?

Also I have found a winder that was used on an me super. It isn't the Pentax version so I can't tell if it is the me or me ii. Does anyone know what the effect would be if I used it on the p5 if it was the me instead of the more recent me ii??

Thanks in advance

01-27-2012, 05:16 PM   #2
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My 1st Pentax was the P50 which I do not recommend. The problem is that the aperture resistor that detects the aperture ring is defective by design. Mine was replaced once and the problem persisted. For manual focus, I recommend the Super A/Program which can be had in mint condition. Just has it serviced and it should work like new.
01-27-2012, 06:42 PM   #3
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As per this chart, M lenses will work just fine. You just need to set the aperture manually, without worrying about stop down metering or anything like that.

The Pentax Camera Lens Compatibility Chart

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