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06-30-2008, 11:00 AM   #1
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Pentax Power Zoom & new camera compatibility?

Does anyone ever tried Pentax Power Zoom on the new cameras like K200D or K20D?

I was thinking to upgrade to K200D but will the Power Zoom from the old Pentax lenses work on it at least like how it works on K10D?


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I will add my curiousity to Herman's; just how does a Power Zoom work on the K20? Is the power zoom activation controlled on/by the lens or are there button-activated camera actions
used? Are there menu indicators, etc. ?

Just wonderin'...................
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The new KAF2 mount cameras (K10, K20, K100 Super, and I think K200) will provide limited powerzoom function. These cameras have the two power contacts that now provide power to the SWM lenses, but in the past provided power to the powerzoom lenses.

On my K10D, I get basic powerzoom functionality, and the lenses retract to their shortest length when I power off, but none of the esoteric modes like image size tracking. The powerzoom functions when you pull the zoom ring on the lens into the powerzoom position, then you twist it as you would on an old PZ-x camera.

So Herman, to answer your question, the K200 will allow powerzoom because it has the additional KAF2 contacts.

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see here
Pentax Lens Power Zoom

in this page you can see 5 functions:
on k10d (and k20d , i suppose) not all 5 functions are abvaible: only the 1 and the 2

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