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10-05-2010, 05:28 PM   #1
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New lense on old camera

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I use K and M series film cameras and was wondering if the newer lenses, like Tamron's fast zooms, are compatable with my cameras. Thanks very much.


10-05-2010, 05:56 PM   #2
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the level of compatibility will be a function of the camera you want to use it on.

an AF body will work with all lenses except those with HSM only, allowing of course for possible vignetting due to being ASP-C or full frame.

tamron's Full frame lenses are di lenseswhile asp c lenses are dii
sigmas full frame are DG (or no designation if they are old enough) and DC for ASP-C
Pentax DA lenses are asp-c all others are full frame.

Note however, DA lenses and FA-J before that do not have an aperture ring and cannot be used on cameras that don't support A lenses.

also, AF designed lenses sometimes have very short focusing throw, making them difficult to focus manually.

A good all round camera body for any lens (except HSM) is the PZ-1

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