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03-23-2015, 04:11 AM   #1
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Mz-s and OS lenses

Hello everyone,

Do the optical stabilizing work on a MZ S? (better ask before i buy one )

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03-23-2015, 07:02 AM   #2
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The MZ S is a film camera. As such it does not have optical stabilizing.
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QuoteOriginally posted by aoeu Quote
The MZ S is a film camera. As such it does not have optical stabilizing.
OS was and is in use by film body's. If one use a third party stabilized lens (sigma, tamron..), do the MZ s support this?
Example: the Sigma 70-200 f2.8 DG HSM OS pentax mount.

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I'm pretty sure that many Nikon and Canon OS lenses work on film cameras since their initial releases were back in the film days. So in theory if you had a third party lens with OS it COULD work on the MZ-S as long as the lens doesn't need some form of communication with the camera to operate. I do have the camera, but none of my lenses has built in OS so there is no way for me to test this theory, sorry.

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QuoteOriginally posted by aoeu Quote
The MZ S is a film camera. As such it does not have optical stabilizing.
Correct statement would be the MZ-S does not have the in-camera Shake Reduction system introduced in the K10D and in all current Pentax digital SLR bodies.
As far as using lenses with built-in OS, bear in mind that any data sharing between camera and lens is through the mount. The MZ-S has a Kaf2 mount while current SR digital bodies use the "crippled" Kaf2. My point is that the MZ-S should be able to communicate with the lens just the same as current bodies, but in the case of in-lens OS, I don't believe there is any communication specific to OS other than aperture and focal length.
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Since we're essentially only talking about Sigma lenses: if the MZ-S can power the HSM (which it should since it supports power zoom) then the OS should also be able to work. But it's not something that I have tested...

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
if the MZ-S can power the HSM (which it should since it supports power zoom) then the OS should also be able to work.
I would expect OS to eat the batteries though, DSLRs have plenty of battery energy to spare, film SLRS aren't quite as robust in that regard.
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I would expect OS to eat the batteries though, DSLRs have plenty of battery energy to spare, film SLRS aren't quite as robust in that regard.
Very good point!


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