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Paul
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« on: August 15, 2010, 06:42:32 AM »

I recently bought a Pentax K-x because apparently it works fine with all Pentax lenses that I used on the K1000 I had in the 80's.  True enough, they do; they snap right on without any kind of adapter, and I can even meter through them.  As a bonus, the anti-shake mechanism built into the camera works with these old lenses.  I'll post some pictures taken with these lenses when I have more time.

What's also interesting is the fact that Pentax is re-using a name from a classic Pentax, the KX.

Here's the first KX from the 1970's:



Here's the modern version from 2010 that I just bought:

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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2010, 07:19:01 AM »

I couldn't wait; I put the vintage 50mm prime lens on, opened the aperture all the way to F1.7, and took this shot:



The depth of field gets pretty thin!

Next, I closed down the aperture to F8, attached the close-up filters, and took one of the logo:


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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2010, 07:02:10 PM »

...I can even meter through them.  As a bonus, the anti-shake mechanism built into the camera works with these old lenses.
     Ah, those are extra nice bonuses!  Too bad the same functionalities cannot be had in all Nikon lenses.

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