Pentax DA 18-135mm Lens Compatible w/ the K110D ? I was about to purchase the Pentax DA 18-135mm lens for my Pentax K110D DSLR camera body. But, I came across another site that said this lens is...
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Pentax DA 18-135mm Lens Compatible w/ the K110D ? I was about to purchase the Pentax DA 18-135mm lens for my Pentax K110D DSLR camera body. But, I came across another site that said this lens is not compatible with my K110D.
I just talked to Pentax CS and even the support rep. wasn't sure. At first he said that all K-series lenses should be compatible. But then he basically said, "Well, it should be compatible. But, maybe the auto-focus feature won't work."
He was not sure and couldn't give me a definite answer. I can't seem to find the answer anywhere. Any help would be appreciated. TIA.
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Yes and no. It will mount, and all the metering functions will work, but the autofocus will not work -- you would have to focus manually. The K110D does not have the electronic contacts inside the mount that power the focus motor inside the 18-135 lens.
Amazing that Pentax customer service wasn't able to tell you that right off the bat. I hope their customer service improves under the new Ricoh ownership. They've got a lot of work to do.
One more thing: in lieu of the 18-135, you might try looking for the Pentax 18-250. It has been discontinued, but some places still have them in stock, or you might be able to find a used one. It has the traditional type of autofocus which will work just fine with your K110D. Good luck!