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Old Dec 10, 2010, 1:31 PM   #11
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thanks for the pictues and all the help!! I am hoping to get my lense by monday...can't wait!!
Will be fun leaning manual focus , btw. was trying manual focus with my normal lenses and when I get focus, it beeps and show a green dot in VF, but it almost always disappears right away, so, is just that I am "too fast"?
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Old Dec 10, 2010, 2:28 PM   #12
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The green hexagon / dot needs to stay lit up for you to have confirmed focus !
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Old Dec 10, 2010, 2:39 PM   #13
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The green hexagon / dot needs to stay lit up for you to have confirmed focus !
ok, then I get it ...just have to hold more steady and be more patient
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If you are manually focusing on something tricky, especially if you are using a small dof and not steady, the light will go off. Since I often use focus and recompose, I don't worry too much about whether the light goes off or not. In fact, if I'm doing flower close-ups I'll not pay too much attention to the light. If you use a sharp lens (like a macro lens) you can see the focus in the viewfinder with a little practice. It's harder with slower, less sharp lens but not impossible. It does take practice though! Also, make sure the dioper adjustment on the viewfinder is set correctly for your eyes.
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Old Dec 14, 2010, 10:07 AM   #15
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Finally got my new lens, does it have the infamous rikoh pin or is it OK?

(to me it looks ok)
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Old Dec 14, 2010, 12:26 PM   #16
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well, I felt adventurous ( how do you really spell that word?) so I examined some pictures of the infamous pin and tried locating it on my lens...however, couldn't find it so I put it on...

and I say wow...now I haven't tried it alot, and it is dark here so i have just taken a few pix, but I am pleased so far!
easier than I thought to manually focus...even though I still must have a lot to learn..

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aperture: 2.0
speed: 1/160
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a little question, is it possible to use the flash? tried to take a few pix of my cat with flash but all I got was a *white* picture..(too bright in other words)
tried to up the aperture and do flash compensation but did not work..
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Be careful...I have one of those lenses and it got stuck on my old K100D. Luckily I managed to remove the lens from the camera and then I remove the pin as it does nothing. To remove the pin simply remove the 4 screws that hold the mounting ring, lift up the ring, take the pin out and place the ring back on the lens. It's very straight forward and safer than trying the lens on the camera. I'm sure Ira knows what he's talking about but...that's my opinion.
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Hey, Mike.
Looks to me like you got a deal. Much sharper than my Pentax f:2.0 in low light.
Is that photo straight from the camera or did you do any PP work on it?
No problem with the pin problem, on that lens so, shoot to your hearts content!

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BTW, adventurous is correct.
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a little question, is it possible to use the flash? tried to take a few pix of my cat with flash but all I got was a *white* picture..(too bright in other words)
tried to up the aperture and do flash compensation but did not work..

Mike, make sure you have the camera set in the menu for "allow aperture ring" or you won't be able to change the aperture, it will stay wide open.
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