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10-05-2011, 07:09 PM   #1

are AF lens compatible with k-r

I have a ZX-50 35mm camera with a smc F 35-80mm lens and a tamron AF80-210mm lens. I am purchasing a K-r within the next few days. Are these 2 lenses compatible with this new camera. Will autofocus still work. I basically take pics of my kids, but have a friends wedding coming up, and would like to take more upclose critter pics. Can anyone recommend what lens or lenses I should purchase to meet my wants. thank you so much in advance for your help

10-05-2011, 07:26 PM   #2
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Yes they will work just fine. I use an F 35-70 on my k-x all the time. If I were buying a k-r I would try to get a kit with the 18-135. You already have the 80-210 for a bit more length. What you are missing is the wide end which on digital is 18mm or a bit wider. Not sure if the 18-135 is available in the k-r kit though.

For shooting critters you have lots of options. Depends on what magnification you are looking for. My 35-70 has a 'macro' mode, which is really a close up mode and it works for a lot of shots. If you want to really get into true macro you can use extension tubes, close up lenses or filters like the raynox, or a true macro lens like the D FA 100mm or any of the other Pentax macro lenses either AF or manual. I use a S-M-C Takumar 100 f/4 macro.

Take a look at the lens database on this forum and you will find lots of information on most of the available lenses.
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Thanks for the information.
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