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09-28-2012, 11:41 AM   #1

Lens compatibility confirmation: Will my MZ-30 lenses work on K5 or K5 II?

Hey everyone, this is my first post, im new to the website
I was wondering if anyone knows if my MZ - 30 lenses (especially the macro lense) would work on the k5 or k5 II or would i also need to buy a lense mount?

09-28-2012, 12:26 PM   #2
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They'll all work. To be sure, look them up in our lens database here:
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Here's an overview of the Pentax lens series:
Pentax K-Mount Lenses Explained: The differences between various Pentax lens series

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10-25-2012, 04:20 PM   #3
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They will work fine. Just be aware your MZ-30 glass is full-frame, so the crop factor of the view kicks in when using them on an APS-C body.
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Welcome to the joys of Pentax compatibility
The crop factor means your 50mm for example will give you a 75mm view.
Have fun

11-22-2012, 10:23 AM   #5
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All lenses work with the A setting, M lenses, I don't know and as for my Paragon slide copier It must be zoomed in 1.5X as for extention tubes no problem.
All A type lenses will produce very high quality images as they only use the centre of the circle of coverage for the 35mm frame If you like ultra wide angle shots like a 19mm in 35mm APS-c sensor cameras do suck!

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