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Old May 8, 2008, 2:46 PM   #11
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how do you engage that "M" switch? do you have to hold it every time you use the camera?
I've replied to your PM ... Jack.
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another work-around - http://www.flickr.com/photos/arkku/612516644/


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Old May 8, 2008, 8:01 PM   #13
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Some of that type of lens can be switched between auto & manual, if the lens hasn't got that, then it's not usable..
sure it is jack.. if it's an early non-auto M42 thenit closes the aperture as you change it.. in other words, you can only view at the ap the lens is set too. just use the camera in Av mode and the time is set for you..

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how do you engage that "M" switch? do you have to hold it every time you use the camera?
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Old May 8, 2008, 8:08 PM   #15
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also, the adapter shown in this thread will work fine..

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i've got an M42 lens here that will only work in auto mode even when set to manual. what i did to make it work was to bend the pin and shove it into the lens body.. works great now..
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Some of that type of lens can be switched between auto & manual, if the lens hasn't got that, then it's not usable..
sure it is jack.. if it's an early non-auto M42 thenĀ*it closes the aperture as you change it.. in other words, you can only view at the ap the lens is set too. just use the camera in Av mode and the time is set for you..

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Yeah Roy,
I was thinking of a purely auto lens, but you can get around that too.
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