Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
05-06-2007, 06:54 PM   #1
Senior Member




Join Date: May 2007
Location: Phoenix
Photos: Albums
Posts: 100
New Owner K110- Lens Question

Well, I'm not an official owner yet, it's been shipped. I upgraded from a Luminex FZ15.

The main reason I bought this camera is that I had a Pentax back in the 80's (ME Super) and it took great pictures. I liked the option of being able to use the older K lenses and that this camera has stabilization (luminex had it, and it was great).

I needed a camera with a decent sensor so I can take non-flash indoor pictures of my son's basketball games and my daughter's dance recitels - both of which are indoors and under low lighting conditions.

I am considering a fixed lens, perhas in the 85MM range at 1.8 for such shots.


Any recommendations on one that doesn't cost more than the camera I just bought? Does this seem reasonable lens for my needs?

It doesn't have to be autofocus, nor new.

Thanks!

05-06-2007, 07:13 PM   #2
Ash
Community Manager
Loyal Site Supporter
Ash's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Toowoomba, Queensland
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 22,681
Hi varnco,
Congrats on getting this fine camera. I too had that as a big reason for upgrading to dSLR. Prime lenses are great and 50mm 1.7s or 1.4s are being traded quite commonly on eek-bay, sorry.. eBay. People are going overboard with bids at the moment, but you might get lucky. I watched a Pentax star M-85mm 1.8 prime go for a soul-crushing US$780 there. So how much would an FA or DA cost?!?

If you're going to be close enough to the action, 85mm may suffice, but 135mm may be better - you'll have to be the judge of that. 135mm primes also feature regularly on eBay, but choose wisely - some don't suit K100/110D.
05-06-2007, 09:28 PM   #3
Senior Member




Join Date: May 2007
Location: Phoenix
Photos: Albums
Posts: 100
Original Poster
Oops

I meant a k100, the K110 doesn't have IS

I've searched the forum, and haven't had any lucking finding out which older prime lenses are compatible with the K100.

Is there such a list? of Pentax and non-Pentax lenses that fit?

Thanks.
05-06-2007, 09:34 PM   #4
Veteran Member
Stratman's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: St Louis, Missouri U S A
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,464
Any K mount will work, for the fully manual lenses you have to enable the "use aperture ring" in the custom menu. I have two fully manual lenses for my K110D and they work like a charm !! I was very lucky to win a K1000 film camera that had a pristine SMC-M 50MM F1.4 lens on it, got both for $71.00 shipped, the camera is like new too !! I'll probably sell it to make some of that cash back, or maybe trade it for another old piece of glass, lol I also won a Tokina 28 MM F2.8 for the whopping price of $25.00 shipped, and so far i really like this lens, it seems pretty sharp to me !! Here is a shot i took with it yesterday afternoon.

Attached Images
View Picture EXIF
PENTAX K110D  Photo 

Last edited by Stratman; 05-06-2007 at 09:41 PM.
05-07-2007, 11:16 AM   #5
Senior Member




Join Date: May 2007
Location: Phoenix
Photos: Albums
Posts: 100
Original Poster
Nice Pix!

I'll keep an eye out for a 1.8 - 2.0 85mm prime.

I'm also keeping an eye out for a 1.4 50MM as well.

My wife will use the kit lens that comes with the camera, for general point and shoot pictures.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, k-mount, lens, owner, pentax lens, pictures, slr lens
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
K110 and SDHC Cards bc09 Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 7 04-28-2010 08:41 AM
Question from new K-x owner jacek1995 Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 2 12-03-2009 08:01 PM
some test shorts with k110 banmido Post Your Photos! 2 02-25-2009 07:58 PM
Question for ex-K10D/current K20D owner ... leeak Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 1 12-04-2008 08:17 AM
K110? tmacdon Pentax DSLR Discussion 12 04-19-2008 05:38 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:07 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top