K/AR vs. K/R

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Like many of you, I inherited an AUTOREFLEX T, and continue to use it for both quality results and sentimental reasons. I own several HEXANON lenses, so there's never been a compatibility problem. However, I'm interested in a KALIMAR (?) 28-70 lens on eBay. But the seller knows even less than me. He states that the lens is stamped "K/R." Many AUTOREFLEX-compatible lenses are stamped "K/AR"

What's the difference between "K/R" and "K/AR." Will the "K/R" bayonet mount lens work??

Thanks in advance, Joe

-- Anonymous, September 14, 1999


re:K/AR vs. K/R


K/R may stand for Pentax K/Ricoh, and not for Konica AR, so get as much info and detail as you can. You may be able to determine if it's a Konica mount from the prongs and notches on the bayonet mount Since you're searching e-bay, check out the Vivitar Series 1 35-85 f2.8 zoom. It's not mine, or anybody's that I know, but it's supposed to be of the best third party (non-Konica brand) lenses ever produced in that zoom range.

-- Anonymous, September 16, 1999

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