Pentax SMC 50mm lens for digital camera?

Discussion in 'Pentax' started by netloc, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. netloc

    netloc Guest

    I have an old SLR Pentax ME Super (old-style film) camera. I was
    about to put it on Craig's List or someplace for next-to-nothing
    (seeing as how I only shoot digital now), when I realized the lens
    might still have value. It is actually a very good lens (current list
    price for a new one is about $325). I am wondering if you can help me
    figure out if it is compatible with the current line of Pentax digital
    cameras. I have looked online at the Pentax lens compatability chart
    and it appears there is a match, but need help deciphering the
    mounting styles, etc.

    My specs are:
    - Current camera: Pentax ME Super
    - Lens: Pentax-A SMC 1:1.4 50mm

    If I am reading it right, the Pentax web lens compatability chart
    (http://www.pentaximaging.com/products/cameras/lenses/
    compatability_chart.jsp) shows this lens compatible with their K-
    series, which I interpret to be their digital line of cameras. The
    reason I am skeptical is (1) the new SMC lens, while having the same
    specs as mine, "looks" vastly different, and (2) mine is so old (about
    30 years) I find it hard to believe the bayonet mounting system hasn't
    changed.

    Any advice would be appreciated!
     
    netloc, Aug 10, 2008
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    richg99 Guest

    I imagine that www.dpreview.com has a ---user forum--- for Pentax ( they do
    for every other camera that I can think of). If you post there, you will be
    reaching people who own Pentax cameras. regards, Rich
     
    richg99, Aug 10, 2008
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    LGLA Guest


    Yes that lens would work fine on any digital Pentax slr... with some limitations
    you will have to research yourself, but it will work.
     
    LGLA, Aug 11, 2008
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  4. netloc

    PeteD Guest

    Actually this lens will have no limitations, it is superb and a definate
    keeper. It will of course only manually focus but that is as designed and
    not a limitation, aperture will be auto of course.

    Do not sell this lens.

    Cheers.

    Pete
     
    PeteD, Aug 11, 2008
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