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08-26-2016, 09:26 PM   #1
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Using a 35mm DA lens on an MX

Cant figure out if this will work as there is no Fstop on this lens. anyone educate me about this?
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No manual aperture adjustment means you will only be able to shoot the lens wide open.
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If you want to use a DA lens on a film camera you need a film body that can control the aperture from the body. I have an MZ-7 for this exact purpose.
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QuoteOriginally posted by LesDMess Quote
No manual aperture adjustment means you will only be able to shoot the lens wide open.
At the minimum aperture, actually (F22).

You'll minimally need an A-series camera to use the lens.


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QuoteOriginally posted by gabriel_bc Quote
If you want to use a DA lens on a film camera you need a film body that can control the aperture from the body. I have an MZ-7 for this exact purpose.
e bay here I come. Looked at an SMC 35mm-A but way too expensive
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QuoteOriginally posted by stillwell Quote
e bay here I come. Looked at an SMC 35mm-A but way too expensive
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QuoteOriginally posted by stillwell Quote
e bay here I come. Looked at an SMC 35mm-A but way too expensive
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Just be aware that the MZ / ZX series have an achilles heel - the mirror motor is prone to fail. See the following thread:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/8-pentax-film-slr-discussion/53977-pentax...n-problem.html
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The cheapest option to be able to use a DA lens on film will be a P30N, but you won't be able to control the aperture, you'll only be able to use it in P mode.

For a manual 35mm lens in K mount, the cheapest option is probably the M series 35mm f/2.8. It's nice and small with good optics, but not very easy to find as by that time 35mm wasn't so common, most people went with 28mm for a wide angle.
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