I have at the back of a cupboard a Pentax MV with a broken shutter, and on it is a 50mm Pentax lens along with a cosina 80-200 zoom which date back to around 1970 ish.
Will they work on a Pentax ist d, dl,ds or the latest? ds2. I realise that it will not be auto (electronic).
At the camera end is a small lever which opens the aperture, and as far as I recall a K mount.
I thought I may get a body and use these 2 lenses.
Or would I be better starting from scratch, with either Pentax and lenses or (my favourite) Canon 350d and lenses.
This is just a fun thing, I dont expect to be selling Photo's or services.
Thanks in anticipation.
(Polly sent me)
You are up late Pol, you will never be beautiful or so they told me.
Thanks ST will look tomorrow at the links.
If they are "A" lenses they will work in apperture priority mode, if they are "M" lenses you need to manually meter, it is easy and simply requires you to press one button.
Personally I would probably not use the Cosina lens, the cheap AF lenses available today are much better and did I say they are pretty cheap anyway, the 50mm I think you will find is not as usefull as they used to be and you would be much better off with one of the 18-50mm lenses or similar, took me a few goes but I have settled on the Pentax 16-45mm ED AL as my general walkaround lens and am very happy with that.
Whatever you end up doing make sure you post some pics back here.
I've actually got the ancient original screw mount MF Series 1 200mm, but mine's an f3 and weighs about a ton!
Haven't tried it yet, but it's supposed to be excellent. The more recent Series 1 lenses (especially the AF ones) tended to trade a little on past glory so I doubt you'd have been as knocked out as you might have expected if it'd worked properly.
I'm surprised it only worked wide open. I would have assumed being AF it also has an auto-aperture A position so should be totally compatible withe *istD in all modes. Perhaps it's faulty? I take it you tried setting aperture ring control on and manually setting aperture with the "green button" press for exposure?
Ah right, now I see what's gone wrong. If you want to use a lens with manual aperture setting you need to go into the custom functions settings in the menu and set "use of aperture ring" to "permitted" (something like that anyway). It can be set and left like that permanently as it has no detrimental effect on fully automatic lenses. Then with the camera in AV or M mode you have to set the aperture required using the aperture ring and press the green button (yes, it's the one by the shutter button). That will stop the lens down momentarily and the camera will meter and set the appropriate shutter speed. With older lenses (especially screw mounts which have no aperture lever) the procedure is much the same except that you have to use the camera in manual mode.
Incidentally, for any DS and DL users out there, the procedure is the same, but you don't have a green button so for your cameras you use the AE Lock button to meter.