Newbie question about Diaframga on Pentax ME + SF10/7

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  1. Chibs

    Chibs TPF Noob!

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    Hey!
    I've recently bought my first manual SLR camera :) It was secondhanded, and I got a second body for free. It's a Pentax SF7 (SF10 in the US) and a Pentax ME.
    However, when I adjust the Diafragma filter on any of them, I can't see it in the viewfinder, and I see no way to preview this.. :( How is it possible to see with one of these? And which of these would be better to start out with as a beginner?

    Greetings,
    Chibs.
     
  2. Torus34

    Torus34 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    It appears from what you have said that you are in serious need of the instruction manuals which originally came with the cameras. A search of the 'net may well turn up something useful.

    Give that a shot first. Start with the key words 'Butkus' and 'instruction.' That will take you to a specific site which has downloadable manuals.
     
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  4. DocFrankenstein

    DocFrankenstein Clinically Insane?

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    you may not be able to preview the depth of field with that particular camera. If you can, there's a button somewhere on the camera. Pressing on it will close the lens down.

    Alternatively you have a broken camera. (not as likely)
     
  5. Chibs

    Chibs TPF Noob!

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    I have the original manuals, but I can't find it... so I'm guessing it's not possible then >.<;
     
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    Look on the lens. There might be some lever or switch. If there is one, then set it to M (manual). If it works, youll see the viewfinder get darker/brighter as you change the aperture
     

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