advice for fully manual lenses, please

FaradayCage

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While I'm waiting for my Contax G adapter, would any of you have advice on the best workflow for a fully manual lens on an E-Px body? Since the body will not be able to communicate with the lens, what settings are best to force the body to choose a shutter speed appropriate for the manually, mechanically set aperture? Which mode on the dial, A, S or M? I assume one would set the focus regime to MF and use a dedicated button for MF assist/zoom. Also, is it necessary to set the RLS PRIORITY S to ON?
 

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I use A mode. The camera chooses the shutter speed and doesn't care what aperture I'm at. It always finds the right speed.......
Yes, release should be on..... remember to set the IS to your actual focal length....
 

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Someone also give me a tip to set the fn button to toggle mf. As I swap lenses, this has been a huge help, so if I'm in green square mode, and put on an af lens, it's only one button to get into af mode, rather than out of green square mode, press OK, scroll down to focus setting, etc. Also, I focus manually a lot now even with af lenses, so that fn toggle for AF really helps.
 

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I use A mode. The camera chooses the shutter speed and doesn't care what aperture I'm at. It always finds the right speed.......
Yes, release should be on..... remember to set the IS to your actual focal length....
I had to look up what "release priority" is. I've been doing MF quite a bit, and just found out release priority S has been off all this time. What does this setting do when set to "on" with an MF lens? I just tested it both ways, and camera behavior was the same. Am I missing something?
 
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