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12-02-2008, 07:27 AM   #1
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Compatibility matrix

Somewhere, probably in the knowledge base, it would be useful to have a compatibility matrix, or set of matricies, to show what features can be used with different combinations of lenses, bodies, flashes.

I don't know what the best presentation format could be, but we see over and over again questions like "will this lens work on my K10D?" etc.

Any thoughts?

12-02-2008, 06:07 PM   #2
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We have that for bodies and lenses:

The Pentax Camera Lens Compatibility Chart

Including flashes is an intriquing idea; any volunteers?
12-04-2008, 05:18 AM   #3
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not a bad start.

I notice a couple of areas where the information could be improved however,

For example, on the K10D line you should have a "note" beside M for manual mode, as the metering is innacurate,

Additionally for all DSLRs you should note the AV mode is only available at maximum apature, not really a full AV mode,

It would be useful to have M42 lenses also, abd M42 bodies, because as I understand it, there are at least 3 fundamental differences in M423 bodies.

Ones that only meter stopped down, ones that meter wide open, and stop the lens down to shoot, and then there are a few rare examples of M42 bodies with full auto exposure (AV mode)

I can see flash, and metering being added as either different columns under each lens, or perhaps a different color circle with a code inside it.
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I downloaded your matrix and put it in a spreadsheat just to play a little.

If you added, for each group of cameras some sub-rows for the following

Exposure (where you could have Manual, Av, Tv, etc)
Apature control (Auto and Manual)
metering (where you could have Spot, CW and Matrix)
Internal flash (N/A if it did not exist, TTL, P-TTL or manual)
External flash (N/A if no hot shoe, TTL, P-TTL, Ready Indication, Auto, Manual)
Focus (AF MF)

I also note you seemed to have left out the K2DMD and in lenses the KF range

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Thanks for your comments. I'll add what I can regarding missing K bodies and lenses but my knowledge of flash compatibility is somewhat limited and I need for someone else to step in.
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