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    Does anybody know if any of the DSLRs coming out can accomodate the 1970's pentax screw mount lenses, either directly or with an adapter ??

    I have excellent old SLR gear that I would love to couple with a DSLR body.

    Any suggestions

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    I'm not a Pentax user but here's some help:
    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/pentaxistd/

    Here's the gist of it:

    The *ist D has a the same six megapixel (Sony ICX413AQ) sensor used in the Nikon D100, it has a Pentax K lens mount and supports K, KA, KAF and KAF2 lenses. It is also possible to use screw mount lenses, 645 and 67 series lenses with an adapter.

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    That looks quite promising, I'll follow up on that one.

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    murray Smith

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murray Smith
    That looks quite promising, I'll follow up on that one.

    Regards

    murray Smith
    Anyway, most other DSLR can adapt to Screw Mount with an Adapter .... hehehehe

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    Can you be a bit more specific about which cameras and where are the adapters available ??

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    Murray Smith

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murray Smith
    Can you be a bit more specific about which cameras and where are the adapters available ??

    Thanks

    Murray Smith
    Hehehe..... you can try Canon or Nikon Mount digtial cameras (may it be D100, D70, D60, D30, 10D, D1, 1D, 1D MKII ... etc etc), then buy a EOS-->screw mount (M42) adapter or a Nikon --> Screw mount (M42) adapter from any reputable camera shop .

    My Advise is to search for the adapter for your destinated camera first before buying the camera

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    Blurblock,

    I have come a long way in 24 hours.

    Your help is appreciated.

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    I believed you are talking about *istD..
    It is compatible with existing Pentax 35mm lenses, especially K mount lenses but some restriction may apply to aperture and other setting depending on the lens you have now, and it can directly srew it in without any adapter.
    As for your 1970's lenses, I am not sure about it. All my lens I bought in 1980's. you may check from the treat below. Perhaps you can get some info with it.

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=31905

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