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08-25-2009, 06:38 PM   #1
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Should I buy a ZX-7??

Locally I found a ZX-7 for $25, I think I am going to pick it up tomorrow.(this is a good deal right?) But I had a few questions before I got into Pentax's 35mm cameras. I have a k10d, k110d and several lenses and I know they will fit because they are k mount but will the auto focus still work? Also will if I do use those lenses will have to crop the edges because of a difference in sensors sizes from digital to film? Thanks for the help

08-25-2009, 06:58 PM   #2
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i say grab the camera and try out some film

out of the lenses you have
70-200 2.8 won't AF
17-50 2.8 will vignette
FA50 will work fine
kit lens will vignette
08-25-2009, 11:46 PM   #3
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For 25 is a good deal, the ZX7 is worth more than that.

The "figital" lenses work well in the ZX7; AF, Aperture, etc.
Some vignetting is visible in the lower end (17-28 mm) but if you use panorama mode most of the vignetting is gone
Be aware that the AF system has improved greatly in the new cameras!
And one advantage of the ZX7 is that it can use OLD lenses in Av mode, which the digitals can not.
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Make sure of the condition. Many ZX/MZ cameras are up for sale because they don't work. Ask the seller, "does the shutter stick sometimes?" If the answer is yes, then the mirror motor gear is probably cracked, and your $25 is suddenly a bad deal.


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