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#1 Ira Ratner

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 02:21 PM

I was inspecting my Takumar off camera, and had her switched to manual, in order to check the aperature blades.

The first confusion was, should the switch be turned to COVER where it says "Manual" on the barrel, or should the mode you want be exposed?

So whatever... everything looks good as I turn the aperature ring...but now that I switched it to Auto, that auto/man switch is locked and doesn't move.

What the hell did I do here?

Edit:

Never mind. Once you put the rear cap on, as if it's attached to the camera, it moves.

Don't get it, because I depressed the diaphragm pin and that that didn't make a difference. There must be some other locking thingy there that messes with your mind.

Edited by Ira Ratner, 23 August 2008 - 02:25 PM.

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#2 Saul Rodgar

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 03:26 PM

I was inspecting my Takumar off camera, and had her switched to manual, in order to check the aperature blades.

The first confusion was, should the switch be turned to COVER where it says "Manual" on the barrel, or should the mode you want be exposed?

So whatever... everything looks good as I turn the aperature ring...but now that I switched it to Auto, that auto/man switch is locked and doesn't move.


Mount it to the original camera and unlock it there. Some Nikon lenses are the same. You can't unlock them once the lens is not attached to the camera it was designed for originally.

Edited by Saul Rodgar, 23 August 2008 - 03:27 PM.

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