Digital Body for Pentax


Link Posted 14/05/2009 - 20:54
I bought Pentax Mz-7 more than 7 years ago. I was quiet happy with it. I also bought couple lenses: SMC Pentax-FA 1:3.5-5.6 28-80mm, and Sigma DL macro super 1:4-5.6 70-300mm and also Flash AF240FT.
I still want to keep MZ-7 film camera, but was thinking about purchasing digital SLR camera.
As I'm not a professional it is interesting to know if I could buy Pentax Digital SLR camera body which I would be able to use with all above mentioned equipment.


Link Posted 14/05/2009 - 21:07
All of your lenses will work with with all Pentax DSLR's. Your flash will work with all of them as well, in manual mode only. The *istD and *istDS DSLR's will use the TTL capabilities of your flash.
Peter E Smith

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Link Posted 14/05/2009 - 22:41
Welcome to the forum Alex, as Mannesty says ANY body will be able to use your lenses.

I haven't tried an AF240 flash so I bow to Mannesty here.
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

I've some gallerieshere CLICKY LINK! and my PPG entries.


Link Posted 14/05/2009 - 22:49
The AF240FT is a TTL Auto + High or Low output flash and will only work in TTL with suitably equipped bodies. The *istD and *istDS are the only Pentax DSLR's that support TTL. All the newer bodies support P-TTL.
Peter E Smith

My flickr Photostream
Last Edited by Mannesty on 14/05/2009 - 22:50


Link Posted 15/05/2009 - 14:51
Hi again!
Thanks everyone for the answers.They are really useful for me.
After your comments I was thinking about purchasing Pentax K100D.
I would be much obliged if you could give your opinion about this model or advise some other model for me.
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