I'm new to this old technology, and had no idea on compatibility to the new lenses. I was wondering why I was having such a hard time searching parts out for it. You said the K-mount reminds you of old Pentax cameras, so I'm going to search out stuff by them also. The mount was one of the aspects confusing me, but since digitals have a need for digital lenses, that explains that. I didn't know any of this, thanks alot for the info.
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Feb 3, 2008, 05:28 PM
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Not a problem
And good luck actually finding film for it. ha. The VERY popular camera back in the day that used a K-mount lens was the Pentax K-1000 camera. It too was a fully manual camera and it sold for $150 brand new. It was a great buy on a great camera. And it is also possible that that was the exact same camera that you have only it was re-branded by Ricoh for their purposes. Sort of like a Toyota Corolla being sold as a Geo Prizm or a Ford Taurus as a Mercury Sable, if you know what I mean. So you could also search for lenses that fit a Pentax K-1000, just confirm with the seller that it will indeed be compatible before you buy.
\nOne other item to note: if a K-mount lens is identified as a "Quantaray" lens, it's actually sold by Ritz Camera which is headquartered in Maryland and who provides re-branded offshore merchandise as their own label. They don't have the top level optics, but the price is usually right.
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I just got a Ricoh 35mm camera and am looking for suggestions on a lens for it. After taking some shots this week I found out the zoom on it is nowhere near what I need to shoot from the shore. I've checked some out, but am looking for suggestions on one that works well for getting close enough for a decent shot from the shore. The lens is a K-mount.
Also, if anyone has a fish eye they're getting rid of that fits a K-mount I might be interested.