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02-22-2010, 09:01 PM   #1
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DA / DA* Lenses on Film SLR's

Quick question:

Which camera bodies are able to use DA/DA* lenses in the highest capacity?

Ideally I'd like one that meters properly and can be used fully manually (adjusting Aperture, etc). I'm okay with the lenses not covering the full 35mm frame or autofocus working. The key issue is the ability to adjust aperture and that it would meter correctly.

My Minolta X-700 just died and I need a new film body. If I can reasonably use my Pentax DA lenses on a Pentax film body I see no reason not to go in that direction (Plus I'd be able to consolidate and unload my Minolta kit).

Thanks!

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Here you go:

The Pentax Camera Lens Compatibility Chart

All cameras with the yellow exclamation mark will work - but the lens will not cover the entire negative.
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Thank you so much, Ole!
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Basically the Pz-1 and the single digit MZ/ZX bodies will fit the bil perfectly.
From the MZ the 5n and th 6/L are regarded the highest; I have the 7 and is quite capable.

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QuoteOriginally posted by noahpurdy Quote
Quick question:

Which camera bodies are able to use DA/DA* lenses in the highest capacity?

Ideally I'd like one that meters properly and can be used fully manually (adjusting Aperture, etc). I'm okay with the lenses not covering the full 35mm frame or autofocus working. The key issue is the ability to adjust aperture and that it would meter correctly.
My Minolta X-700 just died and I need a new film body. If I can reasonably use my Pentax DA lenses on a Pentax film body I see no reason not to go in that direction (Plus I'd be able to consolidate and unload my Minolta kit).

Thanks!
The PZ-1/PZ-1p has a rear thumb wheel to control the aperture on the DA lenses as they lack their own aperture ring. I have a PZ-1 and a K10d and I love the fact that they interface the same while shooting. I have on occasion used my DA lenses on the PZ-1, and rather enjoyed the results. I understand some of the longer focal lengths will even cover the frame without vignetting. Happy Shooting!
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