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    buying a new camera

    Hello everyone

    i am trying to decide which DSLR camera to buy given my circumstances.

    Trying to decide wether to buy a Nikon 7000 or Pentax K5.

    From my film camera days I have the following lenses for Pentax:
    Tamron AF 28-300 F3.5-6.3 LD Macro
    Tamron AF 28-200 F3.5-6.3 LD Macro
    Tamron AF 24-135 F3.5-5.5 AD
    These lenses were used on a Pentax mz-5n which was a great little camera.

    My question: Are the lenses above suitable/compatible with the K5?


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    As long as the mount is the same type, and not knowing much about Pentax mount types .. I think you're pretty safe in that they will work.

    Pentax's mount types have been something like the K mount and the older M42 mount ... but I don't think M42 had AF, so I'm pretty sure you have K mount type lenses.

    Even tho the lenses are a 'bit long in the tooth' they're still lenses and they'll work for 'ya for now.

    K5 is a seriously good camera, and the updated version(K5-II) looks even slightly better again.
    I'm not so sure about the K5-IIs tho!!
    Nikon D800E, D300, D70s
    {Nikon} -> 50/1.2 : 500/8(CPU'd) : 105/2.8VR Micro : 180/2.8ais : 105mm f/1.8ais : 24mm/2ais
    {Sigma}; ->10-20/4-5.6 : 50/1.4 : 12-24/4.5-5.6II : 150-600mm|S
    {Tamron}; -> 17-50/2.8 : 28-75/2.8 : 70-200/2.8 : 300/2.8 SP MF : 24-70/2.8VC

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