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05-21-2013, 05:29 PM   #1
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Super A/ Super program Av question

Hi, Super A/ Super program owners

I just want to ask if Av mode works on those cameras. I know it's kinda stupid to ask cause there's some info on the camera database but I just wanted to make sure.
The reason being is because I want to acquire a super program/A. Right now I have the program plus + 40xs outfit, but as you all know I can't really control my aperture settings when I use those new DA lenses w/o the aperture ring. So pretty much I shoot it on auto. Some insights on the topic would be greatly appreciated.

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Yes, the super a supports all 4 basic shooting modes, unlike the program plus. You need a lens with an aperture ring, however. If you want to be able to control the aperture using th camera body, you'll want a z-1/pz-1.

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QuoteOriginally posted by kaiserz Quote
Hi, Super A/ Super program owners

I just want to ask if Av mode works on those cameras. I know it's kinda stupid to ask cause there's some info on the camera database but I just wanted to make sure.
The reason being is because I want to acquire a super program/A. Right now I have the program plus + 40xs outfit, but as you all know I can't really control my aperture settings when I use those new DA lenses w/o the aperture ring. So pretty much I shoot it on auto. Some insights on the topic would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,
A
If you want Av mode using the DA40 XS lens on a film body, you need one of the following.

PZ-1/Z-1
PZ-1p/Z-1p
Z-5
MZ-7
MZ-6/MZ-L/ZX-L
*ist

There may be one or 2 others but I thing that's all.
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This question gets asked every now and then. Here's the complete list: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-film-slr-discussion/154087-apertur...ml#post1958392

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The Super Program has an additional Tv mode over the Program Plus, which you can use to control the aperture. It's takes a little getting used to though. I would rather leave it to the auto P mode. By the way, my DAL 18-55 works like a charm on my Super Program.
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Thanks guys (:! that's awesome! I mean I'm kinda sad that I can't really use Av mode without an aperture ring lens but at least I can still manipulate the aperture with Tv mode. If that's the case then I'm all good. My beloved konica s3 only has Tv mode so I think I'm good. And I like the styling and style of the old cameras compared to the "newer" ones so I think I'm still gonna go with the superP/A.

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