Introduction & Quick Question about my new Pentax

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  1. geej86

    geej86 TPF Noob!

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    Hey all! I've been reading this board for a few months now and I just recently bought myself a camera so I'd thought I'd atleast say hi! I've been loving my new Pentax K100d Super (with the kit lens) but I do have one question that I'm sure someone here could probably answer. The kit lens is a f3.5-5.6 15-55mm, but when i use the aperture priority mode, it allows me to go up to Av38 or other rediculously small apertures. What's going on here? Am I confusing one thing with another, someone please straighten me out. thanks a bunch!!
     
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    Steph No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The aperture varies from f3.5 to f22 at 18mm and from f5.6 to f38 at 55mm. Only maximum apertures are usually given on the lens. That's what the f3.5-.6 means; maximum aperture of f3.5 at 18mm and maximum aperture of f5.6 at 55mm.
     
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    great, that makes perfect sense. You guys can tell i'm new at this! thanks for the answer steph.
     

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