Question about Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Lens for Pentax Digital SLR Cameras

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I have a wonderful old sigma 79- 200 mm macro lens which i i used on a 35 mm film camera. I dont think i will ever be able to afford a digital setup with a lens like this so was wondering if i should get a dslr on which i can use this lens. Is there an affordable dslr body which can be adapted for this len??

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  • meadowvole Oct 16, 2013

    It was actually an Olympus. I really want to get a Nikon when I make the jump to dslr if possible. It is looking like they have some reasonable macro lenses for the dslr nikons.

  • kakima Oct 16, 2013

    Unfortunately Olympus is the one company that switched lens mounts when they transitioned from film to digital. And I won't try to talk you out of Nikon. I've been using Nikon cameras and lenses for forty years.

  • meadowvole Oct 16, 2013

    Do you like the D5200? By the way, thanks for the advice!

  • kakima Oct 16, 2013

    The D5200 is a nice entry-level camera. It's designed to be easy to learn. I prefer something designed to be easy to use. It's a nice introduction for someone new to SLRs, holding your hand and guiding you through things step by step. For someone experienced with SLRs (not necessarily Nikon's) and with photography in general, it can actually be a hindrance. More advanced cameras (like the Nikon D7000 and D7100) let you change settings with a press of a button and a turn of a command dial, whereas the D5200 may require you to delve two or three levels deep in the menu system.

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What lens mount do you have on the lens? In other words, with what make film camera did you use the lens? A DSLR from the same company should be able to use the lens.

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SOURCE: Can I buy an adapter to use the 28-200 mm Sigma

You may be able to find an adaptor, but I doubt it and you would lose many functions in any case. It could end up that the lens will not auto focus or that it would not meter properly. These adaptors are made so that specialty lenses (such as fisheye or shift lenses) can be mounted on cameras when needed. Your 28-200 would probably be cheaper to by in an EOS mount.

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