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10-10-2013, 01:36 AM   #1
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MZ-60 Glitch (or am I a dinosaur?)

Had the MZ-60 for some time but only just got around to etting the item juiced up. I was trying out the functions before loading film. Before attaching the lens I can only get M mode to display. Iso, speed, flash and motor wind all change. Date works. Camera fires and all is working as it should with the mechanics. BUT when I mount the SMC 35-80 (bought on ebay and previously untried) the display only shows av with - - beneath and nothing else will come up on the display. Is a film required in the camera before the display will allow change to auto mode or is there a problem with the lens? If anyone has experience of a similar problem all suggestions gratefully received

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If this is the lens you bought (SMC Pentax-A 35-80mm F4-5.6 Reviews - A Zoom Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database), then it isn't compatible with the MZ-60. See:
The Pentax Camera Lens Compatibility Chart

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10-10-2013, 03:23 AM   #3
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Yep dat's da bunny - doh! Back to ebay it is then. Thanks for the speedy response, A - be back when I've bought the compatible lens and it still won't work (ever the optimist!)

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