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08-05-2013, 03:38 PM   #1
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New lenses that will fit my k1000

So my dad was cleaning out some of his old stuff and found his old k1000 and gave it to me. I need some new lenses for it and have found a couple on Kijiji, but I'm not sure if the lenses will fit my camera. The lenses that I am looking at are the SMC Pentax-M 1:2 50mm, Asahi Pentax 50mm, and a Takumar A 1:4 70-200mm zoom lens. I think they'll fit but I just want to double check before I buy the lenses. I would also like to know if there's any brands I should stay away from or things to look out for when buying a new lens.

08-05-2013, 04:13 PM   #2
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All of those lenses will fit. In fact, any lens listed under the "K-mount" heading here will work just fine, with the exception of DA and FA J lenses:

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Welcome to the forum.

You don't really need PKA lenses for a K1000. Any m lenses will work as the k1000 is matchstick metering only.

The 50 f2 was the budget lens of that generation. The 50 f1.7, f1.4 and f1.2 were the upgrade options. Most of us will say that the f1.7 is the most bang for your $.

Ebay camn be a great source for the m lenses if you are patient.
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Alright, thanks Adam and Colbyt for the help!


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