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Old Oct 23, 2006, 1:10 PM   #1
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I have these old pentax lenses

smc a 70-210

smc a 50 -1.7

smc a 35-105

Now when a friend looked at my collection he asked me why I was using such old lenses which are at least 20 years old when the latest lensesare now lighterwith much better technology.

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Old Oct 23, 2006, 5:48 PM   #2
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One of the reasons I chose the Pentax system was the ability to use older lenses. I cannot comment on your specific lenses except for the SMC A 50mm 1.7. I have this lens and it works fine on my K100d and is quite capable of delivering outstanding photographs. Of course you do not have auto focus and, to be honest, I prefer the autofocus on the F 50mm 1.7. Still the manual focus A takes excellent pictures and permits you to use the full range of Av, Tv, and program modes on your camera. Older lenses may be heavier but they may also be better. Besides my F 50mm 1.7, my other favorite lens is manual focus 105mm macro that takes outstanding pictures.

My advice would be to use the old lenses with the new camera and decide what YOU think.

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why do we have 2 threads of the same subject running????

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why do we have 2 threads of the same subject running????

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Good question. I just clicked the other thread and could not figure out:

a) where all the responses had come from all of a sudden and

b) where my response had gone.

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