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04-27-2008, 08:25 PM   #1
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Pentax P30 lenses for Pentax K10D

I've just bought an old Pentax P30 film camera with a Sigma 28-70mm f2.8-4 lens and a Sigma 70-210mm f4-5.6 and I was hoping that these lenses would work for for my K10D?
these cost me only $83.50 A bargin if they both work for my K10D with autofocus as well. does anyone know if these would work?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Emmanuel Quote
I've just bought an old Pentax P30 film camera with a Sigma 28-70mm f2.8-4 lens and a Sigma 70-210mm f4-5.6 and I was hoping that these lenses would work for for my K10D?
these cost me only $83.50 A bargin if they both work for my K10D with autofocus as well. does anyone know if these would work?
If the aperture ring (next to the camera mount) has an "A" position past the highest f/stop, the auto exposure modes of the K10D are all available. We would need more info about the specific lenses to let you know if they are capable of autofocus.
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This is all I know about them I guess I'll just have to wait untill they come in the mail
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QuoteOriginally posted by Emmanuel Quote
This is all I know about them I guess I'll just have to wait untill they come in the mail
The best way for us to have a look would be to snap pictures of the lenses and post them here.

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Heres all the info and pictures i've got

Pentax P30 Camera with twin lenses 28-70 & 70-210mm - eBay Pentax, 35mm SLR Cameras, Film Cameras, Lenses, Cameras. (end time 27-Apr-08 18:39:17 AEST)
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I didn't think the P30 was a AF camera.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ennacac Quote
I didn't think the P30 was a AF camera.

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It is not, but the lenses might be AF. They are third party. don't forget that any lens that goes on a K mount will fit any K mount body.

My wife used an ME for years with a power zoom FA 28-80 on it. No Program mode, no AF, but the lens did everything the ME was capable of doing. She got some nice shots, too. She stole my MZ-S while I had my back turned. I had to go out and buy another camera - the K10D. Of course, I needed wider ... never mind. I'm on this forum, after all.
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What I remember is the P30 is AF (I might be wrong), and those Sigma lenses look like those with AF (they don't look like those old modles with MF)(again, I might be wrong).

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I'll keep my fingers crossed untill they come
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It's not hard to check and know for sure!
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It's a MF body. But those are AF lenses - I have the same 70-210 (quite useful, if you have a better telephoto zoom you don't want to get trashed in certain situations), and a 28-80 - they're the same aesthetic design.
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HI all I got the lenses to day
The SIgma 28-70mm is all automatic except the focus it is manual focus
THe Sigma 70-210mm is All auto including the Focus
I still think it was a worthwhile buying them though
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