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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    North Dorset, UK

    Default Pentax K-x & lens compatibility old K fit?????

    Hi, as a " newby " getting back into photography after a few years away (only a novice), I am after advice with some old kit I have.

    I have just ordered a Pentax K-x and need help in using some older lenses I have (from back in the 80's for my Canon) with my new camera - if possible.

    The lenses are:

    Vivitar 75-205mm 1:3.8 (58mm) close focusing auto zoom
    Canon 50mm 1:1.8
    Makinon 28mm 1:2.8 52mm auto

    Can anyone tell me anything about these lenses; how good, how/when/where to use, etc?
    Also what the compatibility status is with my new K-x?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2010

    Default Pentax KX - use of old lenses

    Have you read the instruction book?

    I have used a thirty year-old 50mm F1.7 Pentax K mount lens on my K10, following the notes in the instruction book. Manual Focus, manual aperture setting, manual exposure (as I always prefer). As long as you don't expect the 'point and shoot' functionality of a camera designed for people who can't be bothered to find out how to use the camera.

    Your Canon lens will not have a Pentax K mount (of course), and I assume the others will have fixed mounts for a specific make of camera


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