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Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 03-13-2015, 04:57 AM  
First Experience with a Manual lens (K-30 and Sigma Mini Wide II)
Posted By lkruger
Replies: 5
Views: 1,048
Thank you both so much! Trigger Happy was right. For some reason, I didn't have it in A mode. Once I had that set, it worked just fine.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 03-12-2015, 07:24 PM  
First Experience with a Manual lens (K-30 and Sigma Mini Wide II)
Posted By lkruger
Replies: 5
Views: 1,048
Help! I'm learning how to use my first manual lens and I think I'm having difficulties getting the settings right. I've done all the usual:
- set the camera to the focal length, set the green button to stop-down metering, set the camera to accept an aperture ring.

BUT, I don't see any effects of changing the aperture via the ring on the lens (photos taken at F2.8 have same DOF as photos taken at F22, under the same conditions). I've tried this at several different focal lengths and several different lighting conditions. Also for those same photos, the exposure looks ok, but the ISO and shutter speed are exactly the same. It seems to me that maybe the lens is not stepping down when I take the shot, but I can't figure out why that would be the case.

I also can't seem to get the camera to let me change the shutter speed, only the exposure value (Set in Manual mode, but still displays Av in the top left corner).

Can you help me figure out which settings I need to change?

If there are details I haven't included, let me know.

body: K-30
lens: Sigma Mini Wide II 28mm F2.8
Forum: General Photography 03-05-2015, 06:38 AM  
Manual Focus Lenses Q&A
Posted By lkruger
Replies: 33
Views: 3,885
Can you link to the blog post that you did on this topic? I'm having trouble finding it, but I'd love to learn more about manual lenses.
Forum: Sold Items 03-04-2015, 08:36 AM  
For Sale - Sold: ProMaster 80-300mm zoom, PK/A mount
Posted By lkruger
Replies: 14
Views: 1,511
Sending PM for Mini Wide
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 04-16-2013, 02:10 PM  
Battery Grip?
Posted By lkruger
Replies: 17
Views: 9,415
How did you make this grip? Will you post some instructions for those of us with a camera that does not have a grip?
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 04-15-2013, 12:13 PM  
Intro
Posted By lkruger
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Hi from Michigan! Anyone else excited for spring blooms?
Forum: Sold Items 04-14-2013, 10:30 AM  
For Sale - Sold: K7 two lens kit
Posted By lkruger
Replies: 3
Views: 797
Hi,

I'm looking to buy some lenses to accompany my new K-30. Would you be interested in selling the lenses separately?
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