Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
09-23-2014, 01:41 PM   #1
David75
Guest




Digital Body

I have an ME Super with Pentax and after market lenses. I would like to buy an digital Pentax of some kind and still use all my lenses, what can get?

09-23-2014, 01:58 PM   #2
PJ1
Site Supporter
PJ1's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Mosquito Creek, Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,533
You can use your lenses on any Pentax digital that takes K mount lenses. The current models are the K-3, K-50 and the new K-S1 but all the older models (K-5, K30, K-7, K20, K-10 etc) will also take your k mount lenses. There is plenty of information here on how to use older manual lenses on the new bodies. Lots of us use old manual lenses because many of them are very good.
09-23-2014, 02:04 PM   #3
Site Supporter
stevebrot's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Vancouver (USA)
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 27,438
Hi! All Pentax dSLRs have a degree of compatibility with your lenses (require stop-down metering in manual mode). Those that have electrical contacts on the face of the mount and an "A" position on the aperture ring are fully compatible except for being manual focus only.*

The Pentax line from entry to top by feature set (not price):
  • K-500
  • K-50 (best value)
  • K-S1 (new model)
  • K-5 IIs (best value)
  • K-3
Current prices on the K-5 IIs are very competitive for a very well-built, nicely-featured body.

Steve

* There is some risk of incompatibility for lenses that supported the Ricoh "P" mount. You might also want to be aware that the Pentax digital sensor is smaller (APS-C size) than the 35mm film frame. As a result, a given focal length lens will have 1.5x more "reach" than it did on 35mm film. Your existing kit likely does not include any lens offering a wide field of view on APS-C.

Last edited by stevebrot; 09-23-2014 at 02:14 PM.
09-23-2014, 02:07 PM   #4
Moderator PEG Judges
Kerrowdown's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Highlands of Scotland.
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 32,711
QuoteOriginally posted by First Poster Quote
still use all my lenses
Just one of the joys of Pentax ownership, backwards lens compatibility.

09-23-2014, 05:55 PM   #5
dms
Site Supporter




Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: New York, NY
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,623
Of the SLR's (and DSLR's) only Pentax retained ability to use all their older lenses (and their larger medium format lenses as well). For 35mm SLR Screwmount w/ adapter, and later 35mm SLR (late 1960's as I recall) directly w/o adapter.
Not even Nikon did this as their pre AI lenses don't mount on the newer cameras--except for one recent one
In rangefinder I believe Leica is like Pentax as all older screw mount I believe work on M3 (and later) bayonet mount.
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, lenses, pentax, pentax help
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-x 12.4MP Digital Camera (Black; Body Only) charlestm Sold Items 4 09-19-2014 05:17 PM
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-3 24MP Digital SLR Camera Black - BODY ONLY brosen Sold Items 2 05-03-2014 12:18 PM
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-5 Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) (Black) sanjeevdas Sold Items 0 12-29-2013 06:42 PM
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-01 16.3 MP Digital Camera - Black - Body Only hardpan Sold Items 2 11-19-2013 03:50 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:19 AM. | 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