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glue a filter ring to an old lens mount to make your own reverse adapter


After some experimentation with my own K1000, I'm confident that it does not use the battery for the flash. The camera's manual doesn't outright say this, but it does only mention the light meter when it talks about the battery. Wikipedia agrees. The evidence that convinced me, though, was reading up on the X sync method, realizing that it is just a ...


The K1000 needs darkness in order to turn off the meter. Changing the ISO, shutter speed, and aperture will just change what the meter is looking for to balance the needle. The circuit that controls whether or not the meter gets power is controlled by a light-sensor that watches for light on the focussing screen. If sufficient light is present (EV2 @ ...

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