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02-03-2014, 06:51 PM   #1
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New K-50

I just bought a new K-50 and I mainly will use m42 lenses on it.

I saw on ebay a Kiron lens listed as P/K mount. Will this work on my new K-30.
If so, can I shoot in apature mode and will it meter so I can stop down with it.

Thanks a lot in advance.

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02-03-2014, 06:58 PM   #2
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That's actually a harder question than it seems! Which lens is it?
Some of them might get stuck on the K-30 (KR mount). Some newer lenses will have the A mode others won't.
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Gavin,

Congrats on your new camera. Regarding the Kirin, I would avoid it. The DA 50/1.8 is a great and affordable lens.

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02-03-2014, 07:09 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply
It is listed as Kiron 28-85 f2.8-f3.8 macro
Here is the ebay link, I hope this helps
Kiron 28 85mm F2 8 3 8 Macro 1 4 P K Named "Stove Pipe" | eBay

There is another one I am interested in it is a Kiron 28-105.

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I love my K30 and I'm sure you will too

It's fantastic and easy to master
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bonavista Quote
Thanks for the reply
It is listed as Kiron 28-85 f2.8-f3.8 macro
Here is the ebay link, I hope this helps
Kiron 28 85mm F2 8 3 8 Macro 1 4 P K Named "Stove Pipe" | eBay

There is another one I am interested in it is a Kiron 28-105.

Thanks
Gavin
Yes, this should work with the K30
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Thanks to all for the quick replies. I really am excited and I will get this lens, It looks very good to me
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bonavista Quote
Thanks to all for the quick replies. I really am excited and I will get this lens, It looks very good to me
Do you know about user reviews? this lens scored pretty well. Another, similar one, worth consideration is the 28-90 Vivitar Series 1.

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Hi rrstuff
Thanks for the reply,

Yes that is where I saw the review, and I didn't see the Vivitar.28-90. Didn't Kiron and Komine make that one for Vivitar.
I don't know if it is any better than the 28-85 it might be. I am new to Pentax and I hope that PK mount will work OK on my K-50
in AV mode ie can shoot at all f stops and not only at wide open. I will take a look at the Vivitar and thanks for the heads up.

Regards,
Gavin
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There is no "A" setting on it, you will need to use stop down metering via green button. Not that it is difficult to do.
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On my m42 lenses I use av mode, focus and stop down. Would I use the same process with this lens?
I am new to all of this so please bear with me and I really do appreciate the help.

Regards,
Gavin
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