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10-11-2011, 09:37 PM   #1
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DSLR body for pentax old 35-80/80-320 lenses

I have pentax MZ-5 with pentax 35-80, 80-320 lenses and 3rd party fish eye/macro lenses. Now I am interested in buying a dslr body (around 8-12 mp) compatible with these lenses.

Please suggest the possible model or alternatives.

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For your first DSLR I'd recommend the K-r, unless you'd like to spend a little more ($1199) for a k-5, which would give better IQ and handling.

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Any Pentax DSLR will be fully compatible with your lenses. You can even buy an used digital camera very cheap. What model depends on your preference - some are more rugged (K10D, K20D...) some are made as light and easy to use (K-x, K-m...).
Your 35-80 is among the worst lenses ever branded Pentax, but 80-320 is good lens. I had it.
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I'd say that the A35-80 is THE worst lens Pentax ever sold. But put it on a 49mm-PK mount-reversal ring (about US$6) and it's a surprisingly good macro lens.

Yes, your lenses will work on any Pentax dSLR. Check the camera reviews and comparisons in the CAMERAS menu at the top-left of this page. Or just tell us how much money you have, and we'll happily tell you how to spend it.

10-12-2011, 01:10 AM   #5
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Thanks a lot for quick guidance. Will check reviews and prices.

Hope to have one very soon
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