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Old 03-15-2015   #1
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Default Lens Fitting Compatability

25 years ago, I had a Ricoh SLR camera.
I was a guest at a wedding and the camera was stolen.
I still have two of the lenses and wondered if the fittings would be compatible with today's modern DSLR cameras.
Or perhaps the lenses are no longer worth keeping.


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Depending on the Mount they were/are, and what you might want to use them on, there is probably an adapter available for it. Most will allow them to be used as manual, and maybe a auto-focus one out there.

Here is one place that could get you going....
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The earliest bodies were nikon mount, later
bodies being PK mount ... both very common.
You can easily acquire a body in that mount
[whichever of the two] for film or digital use
and for very little cash. However, combined
cash value of that pair of lenses is in the zero
to $25 range, hardly enuf to dictate which
brand/lensmount of body you should acquire
if you want to get into photography again.

From the pictures, I suspect your lenses are
PK mount, a mount which is pretty much a
dead end today, altho not dead and buried
quite yet. IOW "Do Not Pursue".
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looks like a pk mount.. which is the current mount of all Pentax DSLRs.

these are manual full frame lenses. if you use this on a pentax DSLR, you need to set focus/aperture in manual as there are no contact at the lens mount. good thing though is other than you loose the ability to auto-focus, your old lens will benefit from the in-body image stabilization of Pentax dslr bodies..

anyway just for info. pentax already announced they are developing a full frame body.

these old pk mount lenses can also be used on mirrorless bodies..


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