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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:32 am 
I want to buy a older lens ( Pentax-M Macro f4 100mm) which is a manual focus. I don't want it for action shots or the like, but just to take deliberate shots of a closeup, or portrait. Been a manual focus also mean I need a light meter etc, I know i need a adapter for it to fit onto my camera, any other problems which I might incounter along the way?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:59 am 
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You will not need a light meter as the camera will still meter for you. All you will need is a pentax-sony adapter, probably easily found on ebay and such.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:32 am 
Thanks for the Information, Mark


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:45 pm 
you will need to manually control the exposure when used. usually a case of putting camera on manual and using the dial to adjust shutter speed to get exposure centred (0), whilst focusing and composing the shot. well in my case that is. the better cameras have program modes to work with old lenses that do exposure automatically if shooting in shutter priority for example. where as mine (sony a200) once theres no lens sending that info to the camera it refuses to work unless in manual. im not sure if you needed this info but there you go :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:42 pm 
yes it all helps thanks Alan.


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