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09-28-2013, 09:48 AM   #1
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lenses interchangeable?

Will my iST DL lenses fit a K-30 ? I am in the market for a new camera but would like to not have to buy new lenses.

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yes. absolutely.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jimmurray1946 Quote
Will my iST DL lenses fit a K-30 ? I am in the market for a new camera but would like to not have to buy new lenses.
Yes. All k-mount lens will work with the ability they had originally. IE: a manual focus lens is still a manual focus lens. All M42 mount lenses (Takumar, etc) will also work with an adapter.

If you list the model numbers of the lenses you have you will likely get more input, but assuming they came with the camera, and were not older, then they will work just as you expect.
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Will my iST DL lenses fit a K-30 ? I am in the market for a new camera but would like to not have to buy new lenses.
Thanks, ordering the K-30 tonight.

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There are a handful of old 3rd party lenses where the aperture level shield is too large to avoid the SDM contacts inside the mirror box of current Pentax dSLR bodies. There are several threads in the Forum. The fix is pretty easy - use a Dremel type tool to grind away the excess and even those lenses work just fine.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jimmurray1946 Quote
Thanks, ordering the K-30 tonight.
That should be a fun step up. There are a few things to learn but the camera is a lot more capable. The files are larger, though.
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