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11-22-2008, 06:21 AM   #1
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how do you think a k1000 works with a Tokina lens?

well, this is my first set of photography gear: k1000 body+ Tokina sz-x 845(80-200mm) f/4.5-5.6
I have never tried other lenses on this camera, I have no idea how they will be like, and I hardly find this lens on internet, so I guess this lens is a pretty old one. Has anybody tried it before and a feedback is needed. Thank you. I am looking for a standard lens for my k1000 as I realise that this 80-200 gives me alot of limitation in shoting pictures.

11-22-2008, 08:27 AM   #2
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It should work just fine, so long as the lens has an aperture ring and is not a "designed for digital" (i.e., APS-C) lens.

If you don't know, an aperture ring is a ring at the base of the lens that (in your case) counts in intervals: 4.5, 5.6, 8, 11, 16, 22, maybe higher. The camera needs the aperture ring because it can't control the apterture of the lens directly in the way that the A series and later film bodies and the digital bodies can.

Actually I lied a little about the fact that the lens must not be an APS-C lens: it will work, but the entire negative won't be exposed; you'll have what's called vignetting (a scene that fades out towards its outside in a circular pattern). This is an artefact of the lens being designed for the smaller digital sensors (called APS-C), which are a good deal smaller than a 35 mm film frame.

The K1000 is a great little camera, and a great learning tool. Do yourself a favor and pick up an smc Pentax-M 50mm 1:2 or smc Pentax-A 50mm 1:2. They're common, inexpensive, and surprisingly good lenses. And most of all, have fun and welcome to Pentax Forums!
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Firstly welcome to the forum, I think the trick here, is to try it and see how you get on and does it meet your needs and requirements in terms of giving you the images you want.

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