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New to me lens from e-bay, Help

Posted 12/09/2008 - 13:21 Link
Hi,can anyone help with a pdf manual for lens----SMC PENTAX-A ZOOM 1:3.5 35-105mm, not sure what macro setting is (circa 1984)
Posted 12/09/2008 - 13:56 Link
If no one has one they can pass on to you, try here
Posted 12/09/2008 - 14:23 Link
thanks for that, was hoping someone might be able to download one.
Posted 12/09/2008 - 15:24 Link
Haven't got a PDF, but can answer your question.I used to have one.
The macro mode allows for 1:4 magnification with a minimum focusing distance of 25cm. It can be engaged at any focal length! is tack sharp with a superb color rendering. Specially reds.

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Posted 12/09/2008 - 15:24 Link
Try here for some information on the Lens, Site is blocke from the office so i can't see what is says.

Generally the Macro is at the long end, i.e. 105, of the zoom and allows for a close focus for close up work. On one of my similur lenses this allows for the focus ring to turn more, others have a pull focus function at the long end.

Try it on your camera, and set it on closest focus and then move into an object to see how close you are when it come into focus.

Hope this is of some use.
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Posted 12/09/2008 - 15:52 Link
thanks, Malo1961, really helpful info...understand more about macro now,had old lens without macro, couldn't figure out locking feature.
Posted 12/09/2008 - 15:55 Link
thankyou beakynet, have managed to get on site, it's given me a lot more general info about this lens,very helpful
Posted 12/09/2008 - 22:15 Link
This is the manual you need. The password is "Pentax", no quotes, case sensitive (capital P).
Peter E Smith - flickr Photostream
Posted 13/09/2008 - 14:25 Link
hi, peter, have copied and pasted, leaflet, brilliant, exactly what I needed, thankyou for taking the trouble to do that.

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