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Pentax K10D
Pentax K20D
Pentax K5
16-45mm f4 Pentax
50-135mm f2.8 Pentax
50mm f2 Pentax
50mm f2 Pentax PKA
100mm f2.8 Pentax
135mm f2.5 Pentax

Metz 58AF-1

Slik 88M Tripod

Alien Bees Studio flash (one 800, one 400)
Canon SX1is

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  • Thanks to all who helped. This totally worked!! And to prove it...
  • Thanks! It is metal so I will give it a try and report back. Phil
  • Well, thanks for that! ;)
  • hi, i tried what you suggested with the alluminum foil and it worked perfectly! So my next question is, is it safe to scrape off the Black anodised metal? The idea of 'shorting' it seems scary. Is ...
  • They ARE black! I will give that a try. Thanks! Phil
  • No, I had already tried that. I should hear the sound of it stopping down when I move the On/Off meter to preview aperture or press the green button but I don't. And I look through the lens when ...
  • Well, I'm stumped. I have just bought these extension tubes. There are three of them and when I put them on to the land the metal Aperture lever has some tension and when I push it the lens shuts ...
  • Unfortunately the lens does NOT shut down on firing on the K3. It shoots wide open no matter what aperture I set it to.
  • I can't set aperture on camera as the tubes are on and thus information is not passed to the camera. Thinkingi about it, I seem to remember that older Pentax cameras worked for this up to the k20 ...
  • Thanks for sticking with me but no, that doesn't work. The K3 is alreasy set to optical preview and that works to shut down on an A lens mounted directly to the body but with the extension tubes ...
  • Hi, thank s for that. When you say M mode do you mean Manual exposure? I set it to that but the blades in the lens do not step down still. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks! Phil
  • Created questions Manual extension tubes
    Hi all, I just bought some extension tubes which are manual. I add my 50 mm Pentax A lens which obviously has to be put on some manual exposure. I set it to F-22 but of course as soon as I mount ...
  • I wonder if that was it. I have sorted it out anyway. I reset everything I could find and it's better now. Ha! You were almost spot on. I thought to look at the images in Pentax DVU 5 and it was ...
  • Ha ha! Yes, but WHAT setting? I can't find anything that might cause it.
  • I should have mentioned that the two images you see in the screenshots that are not named K3 are ones shot on my K5ii on which the review images look great by phone camera and on the computer.
  • Hi all, I am having the oddest issue with my K3. When I take a photograph it looks washed out on the screen on the back of the camera. When I import them into ACDSee they still look washed out. ...
  • Not me! I panicked at each little thing. -- I like turtles.
  • Never mind. I figured it out! If you have the anti aliasing filter on it makes that noise. Weird!
  • Created questions Am I crazy (slight beep)
    Hi all, I am still going through my honeymoon period with my K3 which involves panicking at every little weird hiccup. I am suddenly noticing, when I shoot, I am hearing a very quiet beep ...
  • If you go back and read all the thread you'll see why that isn't actually more convenient. Thanks though! Phil
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