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09-13-2007, 06:11 PM   #1
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How to ID lenses by their lens mount.

Not sure if this has been posted before, but I just came across this handy little guide and felt it was worth sharing. It gives you pointers on identifying lenses by their screw/bayonet mount.

SLR Lens Mount Identification Guide

09-13-2007, 07:13 PM   #2
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Thanks for sharing!

The author of that page isn't 100% correct when he writes, "- PENTAX: ALL Pentax K-mount lenses will work on ALL Pentax bayonet bodies, including autofocus. For "Program" operation with some models, you will need a Series "A" or later lens," though. Allthough all K-mount lenses fit all Pentax bayonet bodies, there are still a few combinations that won't work with each other.

These include:
-M and K lenses on the MZ-30, MZ-50, and MZ-60 bodies. The camera will refuse to take the photo.
-A lenses on MZ-60 bodies, same as above.
-DA lenses on film bodies. You will see black corners and/or a circular image with primes and with zooms set to their wide-angle position.

Here's the chart that I made from my findings with lens compatibility: The Pentax Camera Lens Compatibility Chart

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09-14-2007, 04:39 PM   #3
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Mo, that is a very useful chart. Got to love that crippled K mount.

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