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Lens After 20 years, I have decided to upgrade my lens. I was wanting to go to a 70-200, but have found out that I have a dinosaur camera. Am being told I will not be able to find a lens to fit. Currently I have a Sigma 28-84 on this camera. I am not sure what to look for on the internet because I am unsure of what kind of mount fits this camera. I love my old manual, but my twins are playing football and basketball and I need a lens with more distance. Would also like to find a power grip for it too as the old one gave out several years ago. Where do I start?? Thanks, Cheryl

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  • wilson2425 Sep 13, 2008

    Sorry, /Some of the info was left out. I have a Ricoh KR-30sp.

    Thanks, Cheryl

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You didn't state whatbrand of camera you have. Nikon, Canon, Pentax and Minolta all make digital cameras that take their old lenses. In the case of Minolta, Sony took over the production. The only things that may not work are the old flashes. The new digital cameras may need upgraded models of the flashes. Never use an old flash on a newer digital model without checking if it could damage the camera. You need not buy a 12 mega pixel to print 4X6 prints. Their older and less expensive models will work just fine.

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