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11-16-2012, 10:28 AM   #1
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SLR lenses and Digital lens compatability

I have many K-Mount lenses for film. I would love to get a digital body that will work with them. Any ideas?

11-16-2012, 10:32 AM   #2
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Any of the Pentax DSLR models will work just fine with your K mount lenses. If the lens has an A position on the aperture ring, all the exposure functions will work. If it does not, there is a sticky at the top of the Beginners forum that gives all the how-to instructions on using these lenses. I have two M series lenses, and they work just fine. If the lens is manual focus, Catch-In-Focus will work as well. Put the camera into AF-S and the shutter will release when the subject reaches the focus zone.

If you have any screw mount lenses, you can use them as well with an adapter. The Pentax produced adapter is the most reliable - others may not allow focus to infinity and/or be hard to put in and remove.

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