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02-08-2012, 12:00 PM   #1
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Pentax 100-300 power zoom lens

Picked up a used Pentax 100-300 power zoom lens. The power zoom wont work on the dslr. Is there a trick to getting it to zoom? Is it broke? Or does the power zoom not work on dslr's?

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Which DSLR do you have? The PZ lenses I've had do work on the K10/K20/K100ds/K5 that I've had. They don't do all the things a PZ lenses can do on a film body but they should do the zoom and retract remembering functions at least.
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Some power zooms features work with the higher end DSLRs. I know it didn't work with my K-x, but does with the K-7 and K-5.
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Tried it on 3 a K2000, *ist and K-x

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QuoteOriginally posted by slackercruster Quote
Tried it on 3 a K2000, *ist and K-x
Yeah, power zoom won't work with any of those bodies.

According to the database, only the K10D, K20D, K-7 and K-5 will give you (limited) power zoom capabilities (as in you can use the actual power zoom, but it the DSLR bodies don't have some of the extra features that you could use on something like the film PZ-1 series).
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