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I wish to buy a 400mm lens for my Pentax ist D camera. Are…

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I wish to buy a 400mm lens for my Pentax ist D camera. Are there mount type issues I need to consider, aside from bayonet or screw-on?

Technician's Assistant: What's the exact make and model of the camera? And can you guesstimate how old it is?

It's a Pentax ist DS. I purchased it new around 2004

Technician's Assistant: What happened right before this popped up? What troubleshooting have you tried?

I don't know what you are asking. There is nothing wrong with the camera. Please re-read my initial message.

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Hi. My name is*****'m a camera repair technician with almost 30 years in the business and I'll be glad to help you with your question today.

Pentax cameras use a "K mount" bayonet. Yours uses one with Automatic pin controls. There are many lenses on the market today that will work well with a Pentax ISTD and they come in several brands. You may want to look into Tamron or another aftermarket lens to save some money.

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