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06-05-2009, 04:31 AM   #1
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Using a DAL series lens on older SF10 film camera.

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I am showing some pictures I did using a 18mm to 55mm SAL series lens off the Pentax K-m on a 24 year old Pentax SF10. The lens works only in the programed and shutter priority mode but you get (at a small price) a very wide angle lens for your older film based autofocus slr's.

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06-05-2009, 06:28 AM   #2
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Good information. You could post the pictures and your experience in https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/31629-da-lens-...ts-thread.html
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If you want to go even wider, the Sigma 10-20mm will go down to 12mm without vignetting.
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I posted similar experiments in this thread. That Sigma sounds amazing though. Any examples, OregonJim?

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QuoteOriginally posted by OregonJim Quote
If you want to go even wider, the Sigma 10-20mm will go down to 12mm without vignetting.
Thanks for the info. I looked at the link to the testing of DA lens on film cameras. They have there limitations but with work a full sized senser on Pentax could be workable. It will be interesting see if Pentax joins the that club or not. Seeing that the 645D is out now, I not not really see a full sized 35mm sensor in Pentax future. Sorry for the long delay in replying.
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I use DAL 18-55 and DA 55-300mm on my MZ-5N and 6. Since MZ-6 has in-body aperture control (therefore allow Av mode), these two lenses work perfect on it, only has dark corners at wide angle end.
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I have mounted (though never actually shot with) my 18-55/3.5-5.6 on my Super Program. It works in all modes, though with the expected severe vignette at the wide end.


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(Just wanted to add my cam to the list of compatible models )
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If you have a MZ/ZX camera flip the Panorama switch and most of the vignetting is gone.

What about the 8-16
? anyone tried that?
It looks great for the APS-C but would be even better for the real cameras

QuoteOriginally posted by OregonJim Quote
If you want to go even wider, the Sigma 10-20mm will go down to 12mm without vignetting.


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I just bought samsung 10-17 for my kx but still on the way...and I have SF10...I can't imagine how was the result is if i using sf10..if it's can...usually I using Promaster 19-35 as team mate...
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
I have mounted (though never actually shot with) my 18-55/3.5-5.6 on my Super Program. It works in all modes, though with the expected severe vignette at the wide end.


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The Sigma 17-35 does it without vignetting, and gives you manual focus at a brighter F/2.8 as well as AF. The corners are not stellar at F/2.8 and 17mm, but, with any film body (aperture control or not), this is about the most fun per wide angle dollar you can have.
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QuoteOriginally posted by violini Quote
I use DAL 18-55 and DA 55-300mm on my MZ-5N and 6. Since MZ-6 has in-body aperture control (therefore allow Av mode), these two lenses work perfect on it, only has dark corners at wide angle end.
The DAL 55-300 makes a pretty nice 300mm lens on film. Not my favorite photo, but the only one at 300mm with sky that shows the very slight corner darkening at F/8 (one stop from wide open). My only issue with it is that with plastic mount lenses, I have one Superprogram body that sometimes fails to link up the aperture control, while the other does fine.

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