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02-14-2010, 05:48 AM   #1
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Any of these worth getting? Compatible with K-x?

I am new to cameras and have been doing a lot of research lately. Im still unsure if certain things work with my camera. I ran into this ad on craigslist in my area. Are any of these compatible with my camera and worth getting?

"Asahi Pentax Slide Copier & Bellow II (screw Mount): $150

Asahi Pentax Spotmatic SP1000 SP 1000 35mm Camera: $80 (w/ attached soft protective case)

Vivitar: Auto Tele-zoom 85-205mm 1:3.8 w/case ($8) M42 Screw Mount

Kenko APS Auto Teleplus 2x lens (made in japan) (m42) $12

(Vivitar + Kenko: $15)


SMC Pentax-A 1:2 50mm K Mount / Bayonet Lens - $15 (Front & rear lens cap)

Vivitar pz3118 35mm Camera: $10

Minolta Supreme Freedom Zoom 35mm Camera $15"

Anyway what do you think? or is it mostly garbage

02-14-2010, 05:51 AM   #2
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The "SMC Pentax-A 1:2 50mm K Mount / Bayonet Lens - $15 (Front & rear lens cap)" should work

Others are either cameras, extras (bellows) or M42 lenses. M42 can be used with an adaptor
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Yea I thought so but i figured Id play it safe and post the whole thing I also found this for sale
+++K-Mount 80-200 f/4 Manual Focus Lens+++ should I get this too? Or not needed I have a
Pentax-FA 50mm 1.4 and the kit lens 18-55mm

i just want to make sure Im not buying things I have no use for that arebad performers
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QuoteOriginally posted by CrossStealth Quote
Yea I thought so but i figured Id play it safe and post the whole thing I also found this for sale
+++K-Mount 80-200 f/4 Manual Focus Lens+++ should I get this too? Or not needed I have a
Pentax-FA 50mm 1.4 and the kit lens 18-55mm

i just want to make sure Im not buying things I have no use for that arebad performers
you can check the k mount wiki for more info:
Pentax K mount - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pentax authentic screw mount adapter would cost about $30. There are some third party ones that cost about $10. Look up the wiki section on M42.

If you don't want to bother with the adapters, look for a pentax K or M lens. They go right on your k mount.

I would have gotten a FA50 had it not been priced so high. Kinda wish I had gotten a Canon or Nikon to have access to the cheap but nice 50/1.8 or 35/1.8 lenses.


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02-14-2010, 07:38 AM   #5
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I actually haven't received the FA 50mm yet, Its being shipped as we speak. I spent 300 on the auction. I do know about K mounts etc but some lens dont list their mount so that's why I still have trouble. if I get a third party adapter will it change the quality of the pictures? Or have no effect
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QuoteOriginally posted by CrossStealth Quote
if I get a third party adapter will it change the quality of the pictures? Or have no effect
It will change the way you take pictures. You will have to stop the lens down to the shooting aperture to take a shot. See the "Sticky" at the top of this column about shooting with manual lenses for a better understanding.
P.S. - Don't get a third party adapter..... get an original Pentax adapter..... less potential problems for very small additional price.
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