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DSLR and old lenses

I have been researching the use of older lenses
from film slr cameras like the spotmatic, K1000, and LX. Also known
as 42mm screw mount and K mount lenses for the Pentax brand of
cameras. It seems that Pentax is the only manufacturer to maintain
backward compatibility with all lenses ever made for their

Based on the research I have done, it
seems that the old lenses that I have will work and produce nice
quality images and I may not have to spend thousands of dollars on
new lenses right away.

My research also
indicates that the kit lens is a decent lens and is weatherproof
like the new bodies.

My thanks to www.pentaxforum.com
and the members for their work and reviews of the Pentax branded

After I have purchased a new camera in
mid-January, I will do some testing of all the old lenses that I
have and posting reviews here with sample images. It should
be interesting to see how the new bodies handle the old lenses and
how much of a hassle it is to use the old manual lenses. I
may have to actually have to read the manual, or parts of