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03-12-2011, 08:06 PM   #1
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K1000 upgrade to ?

I have a K1000 with three different lenses bayonet style and I would like to upgrade to a digital camera and want to know what model camera that would work with the lenses that I already have

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Any Pentax DSLR will work with your lenses. What's your budget for this new camera?
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I havn't set a budget yet just started looking
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Any Pentax digital SLR will work just about the same with your lenses. The oldest K-mount lenses only work in Manual mode, and you need to press a button to get a meter reading. A lens with an A position on the aperture ring (next to the highest f number) will work in all modes. Manual focus lenses are still manual focus, but the camera's autofocus sensors are still active and give you an indication when they think you're in focus. The camera sensor is also smaller than the film negative, 16mmx24mm vs. 24mmx36mm. So your lenses will act in some ways like they're a bit longer. The effect is like taking a print and cutting out the center two-thirds of it. If you really liked wide angle lenses, you probably need a new one.


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