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Old Mar 8, 2006, 8:47 PM   #11
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I was actually snooping around ebay today after reading the thread here, and found a few for decent prices, but was unsure how to tell if the models listed were compatible with my camera or not.

Im sorry Im new and asking so many question btw!!!

It must be frustrating for some people!!!

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Old Mar 8, 2006, 9:19 PM   #12
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All AF K-mount lenses will work as well as all basic K-mount MF lenses (no A setting on aperture ring). All Pentax A-series MF lenses work very well but avoid third party lenses from Ricoh or Sears (possibly others as well) that were designed to work on program Ricoh Cameras (usually have a P instead of an A on the aperture ring), these have been know to stick onto the AF Pentax bodies because of the placement of the electrical contact on the Ricoh lenses. Details, including pictures, at http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...ght=lens+stuck

The A-series SMC Pentax lenses are among the mechanically best lenses available, but you lose autofocus. F-series are also quite sturdy, and FA-series offers the greatest compatibility with all of the camera's functions. Third party lenses from Sigma and Tamron are also a possibility, especially the later models.


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Old Mar 10, 2006, 10:43 AM   #13
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Mayday, regarding your question about "picking up a lot of reds," you might try adjusting your white balance. Push the Fn button, toggle to the left, and you'll have a choice of white balance presets...automatic (AWB), daylight, cloudy, shade, tungsten, fluorescent, flash, and manual. Try them out and see how they affect your colors. They can be fun for deliberate artistic effects, too, like using Shade in daylight to give a warmer balance.

The Pentax auto white balance doesn't fully correct for indoor tungsten lighting, so photos will turn out quite orange. If you're shooting in night clubs with the AWB setting, that may be where your excess red is coming from. The Tungsten setting may work better for you.

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Old Mar 10, 2006, 11:20 AM   #14
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don't worry about it and shoot in raw..
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