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01-25-2016, 06:37 AM   #1
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K-S2 lense compatibility

Hi, I have found a couple of 2nd hand lenses for sale but I am new to dslr and I am unsure if they will fit my camera body?

Pentax 50mm f2.0 pentax mount and Pentax zoom SMC-M 1:4-5 80MM-200MM

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01-25-2016, 06:49 AM   #2
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Yes. They will work, with a few caveats.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/58-troubleshooting-beginner-help/110658-u...x-dslrs-f.html

Pentax K-Mount Lenses Explained: The differences between various Pentax lens series
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Great, thanks for the reply! next question is are they worth buying for 20 each?
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QuoteOriginally posted by leecue Quote
Great, thanks for the reply! next question is are they worth buying for 20 each?
the 50 f2 is not

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the 50 f2 is not
The 50 f/2 isn't bad - it just can be found cheaper usually.
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QuoteOriginally posted by leecue Quote
are they worth buying for 20 each?
You just have to do some legwork, check out the reviews here, find threads like this

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/10-pentax-slr-lens-discussion/306022-best...us-lenses.html

Searches on ebay (sold items) will give you good info on going prices for specific lenses.

I've seen the 50 f2 go for up to 20, normally a bit cheaper. The zoom isn't a particularly desireable one. There are very few lenses that you can't get pretty decent results with stopped dwn a bit, all depends what you want...
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Thanks for the info, I will have a read up as it's all very new to me. I only have the 18-50 wr kit lense so far and I'm keen to see what results I can get with other lenses. I have a marine aquarium so would like a macro lense and I'm also interested in doing some wildlife photography so a zoom lense of some sort would be nice!
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QuoteOriginally posted by leecue Quote
Thanks for the info, I will have a read up as it's all very new to me. I only have the 18-50 wr kit lense so far and I'm keen to see what results I can get with other lenses. I have a marine aquarium so would like a macro lense and I'm also interested in doing some wildlife photography so a zoom lense of some sort would be nice!
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/54-pentax-lens-articles/152336-cheap-macr...lose-work.html

A Raynox 150 with the DA 55-300 might be a good start to both.

HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED WR Reviews - DA Zoom Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database
SMC Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED Reviews - DA Zoom Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database
SMC Pentax-DA L 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED Reviews - DA L Zoom Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database

There are 3 versions of the 55-300, but they are all the same optically.

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