Future of Pentax lenses

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Future of Pentax lenses
Oct 9, 2011

Hi guys,

I am contemplating getting a K-r.

Now one thing that confuses me is the takeover of Pentax by Ricoh. I don't own any Pentax equipment yet, but am wondering what happens to the body and lenses if there won't be that many Pentax DSLRs any more (though I don't know how likely this is, let's just assume it is, as a kind of worst case scenario).

Sure I can use the body as long as it breaks. But what about the lenses. Will they work with adapter on another system, say Nikon? If so, with that kind of restrictions?

Or would only some lenses, i.e. those with manual aperture and focus control work on other systems?

Is there anything else to consider?

Thanks!

Cheers,
Hector

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