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Pentax K10D

rodp 15 1.2k England
27 Sep 2007 9:46PM
Hi, can anyone help ? I may have to buy a DSLR for someone who I believe has an old Pentax 35mm SLR, and, from what I can gather, a few lenses.
If I get the K10D will all his old lenses be compatible ??? What I don't want to do is land him with an obligation of more expense, but, the favour being returned will probably only run to body and kit lens.
MattGrayson 14 622 3 England
27 Sep 2007 9:54PM
Hi rod, the lenses will fit, but no metering will work if they are manual lenses. If they are AF lenses, you should have full compatability. You may also have to set the K10D to know it has a manual lens attached to it in the menu or it won't play ball.
rodp 15 1.2k England
27 Sep 2007 10:23PM
Thanks Matt, so he will at least be able to use them one way or another. What I didn't want to do was land him with the expense of having to buy lenses straight away just to get it going.
KenTaylor 16 3.1k 2 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2007 10:41PM
Yes Rod, he can use them but as Matt says you have to custom set the camera in the menu.

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