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12-25-2008, 04:58 AM   #1
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I have an ME Super that I bought in college (1983) and I want to move into a Digital SLR. Will these lenses fit the newer digital slr's? Will they require adapters. I think the Super has a K bayonet. Better yet, will the lenses function properly?

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QuoteOriginally posted by AvgJoe Quote
I have an ME Super that I bought in college (1983) and I want to move into a Digital SLR. Will these lenses fit the newer digital slr's? Will they require adapters. I think the Super has a K bayonet. Better yet, will the lenses function properly?
Your lenses should operate normally on any Pentax digital camera except for auto-focus. This isn't as bad as it sounds since the camera will tell you when the image is in focus as you turn the focus ring.

It is like a semi-automatic focus mode; you are the focus motor but the camera decides when focus is achieved.

Best of luck,
Dave
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As stated, any of your lenses will work fine.

Since you are used to focusing with the ME Super, it will be second nature to you with any of the new digitals. Welcome to the group.
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I think somebody should mention that if these are not 'A' series lenses that metering will not be automatic and needs to be achieved via stop-down metering, requiring the press of a button prior to snapping the picture.

What lenses do you have, Joe.


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QuoteOriginally posted by newarts Quote
Your lenses should operate normally on any Pentax digital camera except for auto-focus. This isn't as bad as it sounds since the camera will tell you when the image is in focus as you turn the focus ring.

It is like a semi-automatic focus mode; you are the focus motor but the camera decides when focus is achieved.

Best of luck,
Dave

Good definition of a Pentax camera with a manual lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Miserere Quote
I think somebody should mention that if these are not 'A' series lenses that metering will not be automatic and needs to be achieved via stop-down metering, requiring the press of a button prior to snapping the picture.

What lenses do you have, Joe.
Spot on there Miserere ... would be interesting to see what lenses you have there Joe.
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