upgrade my pentax with older lenses or change all together?

Discussion in 'Pentax Lenses' started by medallion, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. medallion

    medallion TPF Noob!

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    Ok that title probably did not make sense, but here is my question. I have a Pentax ist d and 2 lenses...tamron 18-200 lense and a pentax 18-55. My question is are those lenses going to work well with a K5? Both lenses are 19+ years old but still in good condition. Are lenses today better than 20 years ago. Ask any questions if needed to better answer my question. thanks


     
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    Those lenses will function well on a K5, but their image quality is lower most fixed focal length lenses. I recommend adding a cheap Pentax M 50mm 1.7 lens to your setup, if you're ok with manual focusing. The bokeh, sharpness and fun you can have with a 50mm lens is unmatched. 50$ should get you a decent copy.
     

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