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10-25-2015, 08:53 PM   #1
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Pentax ME 35mm Electronic SLR(1976-1979)

Please let me know the Wide Angle Lens fitting to this product.( I want to capture people in a small room in one shot.)

10-25-2015, 11:38 PM   #2
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24mm, probably. Any film era lens about 28mm or wider would be nice. Check out the lens review section.

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QuoteOriginally posted by perera Quote
Please let me know the Wide Angle Lens fitting to this product.( I want to capture people in a small room in one shot.)
Any full frame (K-series, M,A) manual focus lens with a wide enough angle. What size room, what distance to the subjects, what lighting? How important is natural perspective? Can a fisheye work or do you need less distortion?
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Even the F-series, autofocus lenses will work. They have a manual focus ring, as well as an aperture ring. Obviously, they will not autofocus, but they will mount and function as manual focus, manual aperture lenses.

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QuoteOriginally posted by noblepa Quote
Even the F-series, autofocus lenses will work. They have a manual focus ring, as well as an aperture ring. Obviously, they will not autofocus, but they will mount and function as manual focus, manual aperture lenses.
That's correct F and FA should also work. DFA could for those with Aperture rings - doesn't the DFA 50 have an aperture ring and doesn't the earlier version of the DFA 100 have one? DA lenses are designed with too small of an image circle for film but a few appear to be able to be used - of course then you still lack an aperture ring so probably a bad choice for the camera listed on this thread.
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28mm K-mount lenses are very common. 24mm is somewhat more difficult to come by. For a smaller room, the 24mm is a definite advantage.
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QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
DA lenses are designed with too small of an image circle for film but a few appear to be able to be used - of course then you still lack an aperture ring so probably a bad choice for the camera listed on this thread.
They close down to minimum aperture, IIRC, and the camera cannot operate them as it doesn't have a full program mode. Even the ME Super would be in a bad spot, as the control you have over shutter speed does not also translate into aperture control (i.e. it is not shutter priority, but rather full manual via press-buttons). For that, I think you need the Program Plus or Super Program.

The FA series of lenses are probably the most useful of all the Pentax film-era lenses - the aperture ring makes them compatible with even the earliest K-mount bodies, and they have AF, while the electronics are advanced enough to give full functionality on DSLRs AND they are full-frame for when the glorious day arrives.
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