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About the KMP

Welcome to Bojidar Dimitrov's Pentax K-Mount Web Page! The name is a mouthful, so call it simply "the KMP." The original page is located at http://kmp.BDimitrov.de/, and it is dedicated to the system formed by all Pentax-made K-mount cameras, lenses and accessories. In order to keep size, time and effort within reason, I will not extend the KMP to include any non-Pentax or non-K-mount equipment.

Most of the data presented by the KMP was collected from a large number of Pentax publications as well as careful examination and partial disassembly of actual products. In addition to the technical data, I also present my personal opinions. While I do try to be as objective as possible, these clearly marked sections of the KMP are probably influenced by my biases, so read them with the necessary grain of salt.

The language used in the KMP is US English, and numbers are US-friendly (i.e., 1.04 - .23 = 0.81). Dates follow the international conventions, weights are in grams, and lengths are in meters.

An empty table field indicates the lack of a feature (for example lack of DOF preview) while the symbol "—" indicates that the feature in question is not applicable for the particular item (for example, exposure compensation on a body with manual exposure only).

Introduction and discontinuation dates are approximate. It is difficult to derive the exact ones because introduction dates vary by world region. In addition, the dates when production for a given item stops is difficult to distinguish from the date when all new items are sold out.

Each product contains a "rarity description" — a rough estimate of the frequency with which each product appeared on eBay-Germany in the year 2002.

Text rendered like this indicates missing information — missing pictures and diagrams or unknown dates and numbers. If you can provide any of these, please contact me.