Pentax ME Super lens with Pentax K10D digital SLR

  bilk 15:20 18 Oct 2007

For the last twenty years I have used a Pentax ME super film cammera with a range of Tamron and Vivitar lens as well as its standard 50mm lens. If I buy the new K10D digital camera would I be able to use those old lens with it assuming they would fit mechanically in the first instance. I realise there are electrical connections between modern lens and the main body of the camera but with out these connections what would happen.
Gratefull for any comments

  ventanas 15:39 18 Oct 2007

Have you tried the Pentax forum click here You may find what you want to know.

I have Nikon DSLR's and am able to use lenses dating back decades (if I wanted to that is) So you may be ok.

  Stuartli 23:41 18 Oct 2007

Don't forget that you will have to remember that a film camera lens used on a digital camera offers a 1.5 magnification over the film equivalent.

  bilk 12:01 21 Oct 2007

Many thanks to those who replied to me on the above subject. I think it is a case of try it and see

  Stuartli 22:38 23 Oct 2007

This review:

click here

states: "..but because the camera has the KAF2 lens mount, it can accept almost any Pentax lens.."

I presume though it wouldn't take the Pentax (Practika) screw mount lenses such as those for my Pentax Spotmatic.

  P1d 11:41 24 Oct 2007

I'm a Nikon user so unable to comment on Pentax inparticular.

Try here click here they are an excellent bunch and extremely helpful.

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