Question about Pentax ZX-M with 28-80 lens 35mm Film Camera
The "K" mount defines the basic mechanical bayonet mount. However, the K-mount has no electrical contacts that allow the lens to communicate exposure information back to the camera body. Nor does it have the drive mechanism for autofocus.
A K-mount lens will fit on the MZ-7, and it will work in manual and aperture priority modes if you focus manually. Shutter priority, program mode and auto focus will not function.
In the mid 1980's, "KA" lenses added the electrical contacts that allow the lens to communicate exposure info to the camera body. A KA-mount lense will fit on the MZ-7, and it will permit all exposure modes to function. However, autofocus will not function.
"KAF" lenses added the autofocus drive mechanism. A KAF-mount lens is correct for the MZ-7 and allows all the exposure modes and autofocus to work.
If you find an old K or KA mount lens that you like, you can buy it with confidence that it will fit the newer camera. And it will take pictures, function within it's limitations rather than supporting the camera's greater capabilities. It's just that some of the newer camera's functions that may not work with the old lens.
Posted on Oct 28, 2008
Yes the mz-7 Definitly uses a K mount.
Posted on Sep 10, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Nov 24, 2012 | Sigma AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 DL Macro Super...
Jun 02, 2011 | Sigma AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 DL Macro Super...
Feb 12, 2011 | Sigma 28-80mm Mini Zoom Macro Lens
Dec 11, 2010 | Pentax K7 Digital Camera
Nov 17, 2009 | Sigma 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 DL Aspherical...
Sep 28, 2009 | Pentax MZ-60 QD 35mm SLR Camera
Dec 09, 2008 | Pentax MZ-60 QD 35mm SLR Camera
May 29, 2008 | Vivitar Cameras
Aug 01, 2012 | Pentax ZX-M with 28-80 lens 35mm Film...
130 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: