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Pentax K10D
Pentax DA 12-24mm f/4
Pentax DA 40mm f/2.8
Pentax A 50mm f/1.7
Voigtlander 75mm Color-Heliar
Pentax M 135mm f/3.5
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8

On loan to other people:
Pentax *ist DS
Sigma 18-125

Sitting about unused (but I don't want to get rid of
Zenitar 16mm Fish-Eye
Pentax A 28mm f/2.8
Pentax M 20mm f/4, 35mm f/2, 50mm f/1.7

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  • It's one of the things that's ruled out all Pentax non-top-level bodies for me since the DS (which did have it, and wasn't top-level).  So I went from DS to K10D to K5II.
  • Replied in Nice work
    I made the same decision a couple of months ago, with a similar history to yours, except I had a K10D.  I love the size of the K-5II, it's like a combo of the K10D in terms of controls, and the DS ...
  • You'll need to use them in M mode, and the metering won't be as good as A-series (the first Pentax lenses with 'A' settings on the aperture ring) or later. Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7 lenses should be ...
  • They're running a 10% off sale now (I think).
  • Replied in KA or KR mount?
    Probably not an issue, but is it KR mount? I'm not really sure why that wouldn't be working properly in M mode, but ...
  • Replied in It's a nice lens
    But fairly big, and pretty expensive.  Really the product of different design goals to the pancake limiteds. I had a pretty good look at the X system before deciding to continue with Pentax; nice ...
  • I should have noted it more closely, and I suppose I should have noticed that the behaviour wasn't that way.  So yes, all metering modes are available with A lenses.
  • Yes, as others have said, it'll work with Pentax DSLRs. There are some caveats: - manual focus, obviously (you do get focus confirmation in the viewfinder though) - exposure is centre-weighted or ...
  • Replied in I now own a K5ii
    I got a K5ii yesterday, thanks to the Pentax Australia 10% off sale. It's an awesome camera; it feels roughly like using a K10D (with the controls in slightly different places), but everything ...
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