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An alternative manufacturer for a 645Z 25mm lens?


Link Posted 13/05/2022 - 17:25
Greetings, all,

Just wondering if I can call on the expertise that exists on this forum.

I continue to enjoy my recently purchased 645Z. Still learning and taking failure to an art form but thatís the way of things isnít it? I decided to use only prime lenses and have the 35, 55, 75 and 150. I would like to buy a 25mm to round off my collection.

Iím aware of the problems that have been written about this lens in the past and that it is no longer manufactured. The Pentax 25mm also seems to be as rare as henís teeth and the ones Iíve found on various selling sites have been pretty expensive. I was also uncertain about the quality.

This started me thinking about a 25mm lens or thereby manufactured by another company other than Pentax. Having done the research on the various lenses and whatís involved, I donít think Iím going to be successful. Thereís the technical issues, (autofocus for example) as well as the engineering, (making sure the thingummyjigs and other wotsits donít bump, or bang, against each other and destroy themselves and the camera in the process - as you can tell, I am highly technical.)

The question is simple, do any of you have any thoughts how one can obtain a Pentax 25mm prime equivalent that will fit the 645Z without requiring a specialist workshop or a PhD in wotsits and thingummyjigs?

Thanks all, and be safe.
Be well, stay safe.
Last Edited by Urbanmeister on 13/05/2022 - 17:33


Link Posted 13/05/2022 - 18:34
Save up, wait a while and get the real thing

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax DFA 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax DFA* 24 - 70 F2.8

Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax DFA* 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM



Link Posted 07/06/2022 - 16:09
Chrism8 wrote:
Save up, wait a while and get the real thing

I know, you're absolutely right... (sigh).
Be well, stay safe.
Last Edited by Urbanmeister on 07/06/2022 - 16:09

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