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David Busch’s Pentax™ K200D: Guide to Digital SLR Photography by Matthew Bamberg, David D. Busch

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Chapter 6. Working with Lenses

If Pentax has one advantage over many of the other vendors of digital SLRs (other than making great, affordable cameras), it’s the mind-bending assortment of high-quality lenses available to enhance the capabilities of cameras like the Pentax K200D. Pentax’s official estimate (last updated in March 2006) is that there are 24 million compatible lenses that you can mount on your camera.

You can use most of the thousands of current and older lenses introduced by Pentax and third-party vendors in the last 50 years, although some older lenses require an adapter and won’t have all the features found in the latest Pentax optics. (Don’t expect autofocus from a 40-year-old manual focus lens, for example.) Accessory lenses ...

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