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02-25-2013, 05:14 AM   #1
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using Manual focus lenses with a Mz-6 body

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is there a way to use a fully manual M lens with a Mz-6 SLR body.I got a MZ 6 body and a manual 50mm f1.7 lens. I cant seem to get it to work any ideas

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i should add that center metering seems to be working alright, but i don't get any F stop displays in the viewfinder ( which i think is ok since using a manual lens) and when i focus i get the focus beep as well so it seem to be working but when i press the shutter button fully nothing happens i.e doesnt take any pictures. Im using this camera for the 1st time so either the camera is broken or im doing sum thing wrong. any help would be appreciated

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Does it work with an autofocus lens?
Is the AF/MF switch on the front in MF?
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QuoteOriginally posted by nirVaan Quote
i should add that center metering seems to be working alright, but i don't get any F stop displays in the viewfinder ( which i think is ok since using a manual lens) and when i focus i get the focus beep as well so it seem to be working but when i press the shutter button fully nothing happens i.e doesnt take any pictures. Im using this camera for the 1st time so either the camera is broken or im doing sum thing wrong. any help would be appreciated

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Yes the lens should work. You will not get the aperature read out in camera, which is not a problem. Did you switch the camera to manual focus? There is a switch on the camera body opposite the lens release lever to switch to manual focus.

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yes its in manual focus.unfortunately i don't have auto focus Pentax lens to test this with
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Is there any chance that the batteries are weak?
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ok it worked just had to press the shutter button a little harder :P
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one more question does the mz 6 require stop down metering for manual lenses

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No, it has a non crippled mount.
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You can download the manual from Pentax, here:

Downloads & Literature - PENTAX Imaging USA

The scan is not very good quality and it says ZX-L but it's the same camera as is the MZ-L
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You can certainly use manual lenses with the MZ-6, though there are other film bodies that don't support them:
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QuoteOriginally posted by nirVaan Quote
hi

is there a way to use a fully manual M lens with a Mz-6 SLR body.I got a MZ 6 body and a manual 50mm f1.7 lens. I cant seem to get it to work any ideas
Yes it works, all you have to do is mount the lens
I do not think you'll get a f/stop display though

But your pictures will come up perfect!

And you can even get focus confirmation!
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