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04-09-2010, 02:50 PM   #1
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An assortment of lenses

I'm off to have a look at this tomorrow-

Pentax kit

The A 28-80 sounds like its a good lens but I'm puzzled by the other bits. What is an Asahi nzoom for instance? And what magnification and f stop loss can I expect of the tele-converter?

It all looks to be a bit of bargain at the price quoted especially if the 28-80 is as good as the reviews here suggest. I'm assuming that they will fit the K10 but will the AF work?

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The autofocus will not work on the K10..only the cameras automatic settings such as the aperture and shutter speed.
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Firstly, the pentax A 28-80 is a manual focus lens. You can use the camera to change the aperture and shutter speed but that is it. Also, Asahi was the company that turned into pentax i believe. thats why there products work with our cameras.
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Yep, Asahi Pentax was the company that originally made the Spotmatic so many years ago.

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Asahi didn't turn into Pentax--it was always Asahi. They just dropped the tag from model to model.

They also struck a deal with Honeywell who imported their cameras into the U.S. under the name Honeywell Pentax.

As far as I know, the name Asahi only died when Hoya acquired the company.
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I'm happy with the Asahi name as I have a M42 55mm on my ESII, it's the 'nzoom' bit that puzzles me. The seller could have got his description wrong though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by timstone Quote
The autofocus will not work on the K10..only the cameras automatic settings such as the aperture and shutter speed.
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The 28-80 is on the camera. It's hard to tell which version it is; if you're lucky, this is it with a 7.3 rating and average cost of US$85. The zoom next to the Polaroid doesn't really look like a Pentax/Asahi -- and what's that wrapped around it? I have no idea what an nzoom is. The teleconverter is eh? The flash might fry the circuits on a modern dSLR. I have no idea what the P30 body might be worth. If that mysterious nzoom IS a pristine Asahi, fine. I don't get a good feeling from looking at this lot.

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QuoteOriginally posted by RioRico Quote
The 28-80 is on the camera. It's hard to tell which version it is; if you're lucky, this is it with a 7.3 rating and average cost of US$85. The zoom next to the Polaroid doesn't really look like a Pentax/Asahi -- and what's that wrapped around it? I have no idea what an nzoom is. The teleconverter is eh? The flash might fry the circuits on a modern dSLR. I have no idea what the P30 body might be worth. If that mysterious nzoom IS a pristine Asahi, fine. I don't get a good feeling from looking at this lot.
You were right not to as well! Load of cr*p!

It looked as if it had been kept somewhere damp for a while for the glass was blurred in all lenses with what looked liked scratches or more probably fungal infections. So a polite 'no thanks' but his daughter hasn't got a photographer for her wedding yet so some good may come of it. Fingers crossed.

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I don't think that lot is worth 1/3 of the asking price. The P30 body is a good film body but that's all that's there. I personally don't like in of the Pentax 28-80 lenses. I think the FA 28-70mm f4 and the A and F 35-70mm are better. The M 35-70mm f2.8-3.5 is another good one.
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