Using a manual lens


autumnlight

Link Posted 26/05/2012 - 15:20
This might seem a silly question, but i've only just started to use a manual lens that i've had in the cupboard for a few years, i've only just found out how to get it to work on my K7, i don't know how to change the exposure or the F setting, ISO is fine, do i have to go into the camera every time i need to change these settings and brightness etc?
Sorry for being such an air head, the lens is ...Pentax~M 80-200
Thank you
Kind regards Maria

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Charlotte

Link Posted 26/05/2012 - 15:48
Hi Maria,

I don't know anything about the K7 or its settings but with manual lenses on the k-r you change the f stops on the aperture ring on the lens.

I can't really help any further than that as I don't know if you have a 'green' button to stop down the lens and check exposure etc.

Kind regards
Charlotte
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Pentaxophile

Link Posted 26/05/2012 - 15:55
Maria, you can use the aperture ring in Manual and use the green button to set (roughly) the correct shutter speed. You need to make a couple of changes in the menu, but this only has to be done once:

USING M or K LENSES:

In the 'custom' menu:

'Using aperture ring' - set to 'permitted'.
'Green button in manual' - set to 'Tv Shift'.
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autumnlight

Link Posted 26/05/2012 - 16:40
Thank you so much for your help Charlotte and Pentaxophile, i'll be doing this later when i get an hour to myself.
Kind regards Maria

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Stuey

Link Posted 26/05/2012 - 20:00
Hi Maria

You also need to use the camera in manual mode - once you have done as mentioned above move you dial around to 'M' - when focusing you will notice the focus confirmation light (bottom centre of the viewfinder) light up when in focus - if it is the same as the K10D onlt the central af sensor will work for the catch in focus though

Enjoy - when pressing the green button you may have to adjust thew exposure slightly - keep an eye on your histogram

Hope this helps



Stu
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autumnlight

Link Posted 26/05/2012 - 20:43
Stuey wrote:
Hi Maria

You also need to use the camera in manual mode - once you have done as mentioned above move you dial around to 'M' - when focusing you will notice the focus confirmation light (bottom centre of the viewfinder) light up when in focus - if it is the same as the K10D onlt the central af sensor will work for the catch in focus though

Enjoy - when pressing the green button you may have to adjust thew exposure slightly - keep an eye on your histogram

Hope this helps




Stu

Thank you Stu, that's a great help
Kind regards Maria

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Last Edited by autumnlight on 26/05/2012 - 20:45

annieogg

Link Posted 26/05/2012 - 21:49
Thanks for starting this thread Maria. I have jusr started using manual lenses and although had got some images was struggling and hadn't realised what the green button did but all becoming clear now
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autumnlight

Link Posted 27/05/2012 - 20:00
annieogg wrote:
Thanks for starting this thread Maria. I have jusr started using manual lenses and although had got some images was struggling and hadn't realised what the green button did but all becoming clear now

Hi Annie, i'm glad i'm not the only one lol we can learn together
Kind regards Maria

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trickletreat

Link Posted 27/05/2012 - 22:15
When I was trying to improve my technique with a manual Ashai Pentax 135, I was directed to these two articles. Interesting reading and the links in them. Hope they are of some help.

http://www.robertsdonovan.com/?p=1181
http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-beginners-corner-q/110658-using-manual...

Nigel

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autumnlight

Link Posted 27/05/2012 - 22:26
Thank you so much Nigel, i've just had a quick look at the first one and it gives some really easy step by step instructions, i'm going to study them properly later,looking forward to that! thank you again.
Kind regards Maria

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