Pentax-A SMC 28mm f/2.8 F2.8

Eric Weir eeweir at
Tue Jul 13 21:43:35 EDT 2010

On Jul 13, 2010, at 7:09 PM, J.C. O'Connell wrote:

> The so called "K series" lenses were the first batch of 
> lenses with the K bayonet. They are marked "SMC Pentax"
> without any suffix. When the later M series lenses came
> out they were labelled "smc pentax -M" and so forth
> with the -A -F -FA -DA suffix.

Ah, that clarifies it, J.C. Are such lenses still common? I don't recall seeing any, but just having learned how they would be identified I may simply not have noticed them.

Eric Weir
Decatur, GA  USA
eeweir at

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