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05-16-2013, 01:13 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Old Manual Focus Lens and K-30

Back in 1991 I acquired a Pentax P30t with a manual focus 70-200mm kit lens. 20+ years on and the lens has been attached to my brand new K-30.

Below is a picture of a P-51 Mustang in full flight taken at an air show with the lens set at 200m and with camera in hi-speed frame mode. Even on a high zoom it was relatively straightforward to track the aircraft and adjust the manual focus to get a sharp image while firing off a string of pictures.

I am sure there are some bargain manual focus lenses out there and they may allow you to experiment with the possibilities before shelling out money on the latest equipment.

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05-16-2013, 07:13 PM   #2
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I have an M 80-200 that gets to spend more than it's fair share of time on my K-30. I only have three AF lenses out of all my lenses. Most are either M or A.
Nice shot of the old war bird

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