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03-26-2009, 08:43 AM   #1
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Pentax DA 18-55mm for Pentax surper program film camera?

Hello, I have a Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Lens, so do you think it works compatible with Pentax surper program film camera?

Plus. What kind of battery the Pentax surper program film camera need? where I can find it?

Many thanks in advance!

03-26-2009, 09:09 AM   #2
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I own such a lens.
DA lenses are specifically designed for Digital cameras, which so far for Pentax, means 1,5 crop factor.
They are designed lighter, but the image circle is accordingly smaller (vignietting-darkening of the corners will appear).
I doubt it will work because it doesn't have an aperture ring, also.
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All of the DA designated lenses are designed for digital photography only. The batteries for your Super are 2 each of the following: A76 or LR/SR 44. They should be available where button batteries are sold.
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Don't confuse what they were designed for DA's work fine with any Program type camera, though in program mode only (unless the body can set aperture). Yes, you do get vignetting at the wide end, but with these zooms you often get into ultra-wide territory before that starts to happen. I use my DA 16-45 with film, to about 21mm there's no vignetting, and wider than that I like the effect anyway.

Of course, this is the fun aspect of photography, where perfection matters less than having a good time with cool stuff.

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Thanks to that thread I've been using the 55-300mm on my ZX-5n lately with great results.
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Thanks for all the reply. Now I have better understood my film camera and my lens.
Have a good day!

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