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12-27-2009, 07:46 PM   #1
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k-x kit lens vs old k1000 kit lens

I just ordered a new K-X white with the kit lens. I'm very excited to get it and start taking pictures, but in the meantime I wanted to see how my old Pentax K1000 lens would work on it. I got the K1000 back around 1997 (the last year they made it) and it came with a SMC Pentax-A 35-80mm lens. On the lens it says 1: 4-5.6 which I would assume is the aperture range like on the K-X kit lens (which is f3.5-5.6). On the aperture ring it has 22 16 11 8 5.6 4.

Pardon my noobness with lenses, but what exactly is the 4-5.6 on my lens if the aperture settings go up to 22? Would my old lens have a better or worse aperture range than the K-X kit lens? Which lens do you guys think will take better shots (or should I just try them both and see)?

Thanks for your help! I've been loving the forum in my search for a DSLR and am now proud to be a new Pentax DSLR owner!

12-27-2009, 07:47 PM   #2
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the 4-5.6 is the maximum aperture of the lens,

at 18mm the max is f/3.5, at 55mm the max is f/5.6. You can still go up to f/22 at any time on your new K-x kit lens.

Either lens should be comprable, but I'd stick with the K-x kit lens. Its pretty sharp..
12-28-2009, 07:17 AM   #3
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okay, that makes sense. Thanks a bunch!
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