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06-09-2011, 01:02 AM   #16
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I have bought a mount adaptor so I can convert to an M mount. Any recommendations? thanks for all the advice so far, very helpful!!!!!

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I think you'll have trouble if you try to mount non-K mount lenses on your K-x, eEspecially if you want features like autofocus and auto exposure to work. Here are a few lenses that will work great on your K-x. Yes, this is a US site, but this will show you what to look for. I don't know the Australian marketplace.

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Lens for Pentax AF017P700

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Autofocus Lens 509109 B&H Photo

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Autofocus Lens 508109 B&H

Pentax SMCP-DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED Autofocus Lens 21720 B&H
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Really can't recommend the DAL 55-300 highly enough. It is an incredible bargain for what it provides. All the M mount lenses are manual focus and the lens you broke is an Automatic Focus (AF) so there is a BIG difference.

I'd strongly recommend that you get the Pentax DAL 55-300.
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just get the DAL55-300 if you are short on the budget. if you want the quick-shift feature, get the better end DA55-300 for a bit more. dunno how much is the price difference there in Australia.

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Any ideas if this one will fit?????
thanks in advance all! (hope no1 buys it if it is a Pentax before me!)

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Albinar-ADG-1-5-6-75-300mm-Lens-Case-And-Caps-/30...item45fbdf1191
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QuoteOriginally posted by jhoppy01 Quote
Any ideas if this one will fit?????
thanks in advance all! (hope no1 buys it if it is a Pentax before me!)

Albinar - ADG 1:5.6 75-300mm Lens With Case And Caps | eBay
Don't quote me, but it does rather look like a PK fit. HOWEVER, I've never heard anything good about Albinar lenses - quite the opposite actually. My advice would be: avoid. Not worth the postage, in my opinion.
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If you are looking on Ebay, I suggest you go into DSLR lens for sale and then specify Pentax at the top 0f the page. That way you are looking at lens for Pentax cameras, in the main.
I have this bookmarked permanently.
Any doubt about what you are interested in buying, drop me a PM, (being a fellow Aussie) only to0 happy to help steer you in right direction.
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Another alternative is the FA100-300mm

Pentax-FA 100-300mm F4.7-5.8 Reviews - FA Series Zooms - Pentax Lens Reviews & Comprehensive Database

Cheaper than the DA 55-300mm (and even the DAL 55-300mm) while having better IQ according to reviews.

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