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07-09-2009, 10:33 AM   #1
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Digital Lens (16-45 DA) on MZ-5n body


I'm a pentax lover and I recently buy an old mz-5n to make B&N photos.
I already have a k10d for about 2 years and I want to know if I can put my DA 16-45 zoom on my pentax mz-5n. It's possible or not ?

Thanks for your help,

07-09-2009, 10:51 AM   #2
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it will only work in program mode and will vignette significantly
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... it will vignette wider than about 21-22mm, above that the results are acceptable to me - it's actually very sharp looking on film. Plus, the vignetted images have a quasi fisheye quality I like.

I bought one before I ever had a digtal body, and used it with a zx-10.

On a xz-10 program mode is the only one that works... does the mz-5n permit aperture setting in body? if so all modes are good. Does the mz-5n have a shutter priority mode? That will work as well. So you at least have program and shutter priority to work with.
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here's an old pbase gallery of mine with the 16-45 on the ZX-10
My new Pentax lens on a 35mm camera! Photo Gallery by jussi at


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