bayonet mount


Link Posted 27/01/2004 - 12:55
I have just bought a secondhand P30 body, my first Pentax. Also have 2 Hanimex auto lenses with Pentax bayonet mounts but they don't fit the P30. Guessing that the lenses only fit older Pentax but advice appreciated.


Link Posted 27/01/2004 - 14:17
I think you must have Hanimex lenses with bayonets, but not Pentax bayonet. The Pentax K-fit bayonet hasn't changed, and Pentax have only two standards: M42 screw thread, and K-bayonet.

Admittedly, the bayonet has various flavours (Manual, Auto, Auto Focus etc), but even an early Pentax bayonet lense will fit on the latest Pentax body.

Check this out:
It has a wealth of information on Pentax K-mount.

If you've got a P30 but no lenses, don't worry - there are plenty about.,,,, as well as heaps of others stock Pentax manual K-mount lenses - all at very reasonable prices

Hope that helps,
(For gallery, tips and links)


Link Posted 27/01/2004 - 19:13
Thanks Matt. Useful sites too. Not a Pentax question but I'd love to know what camera the Hanimex bayonet mount lenses fit. Don't fit my Mamiya SLR either.
Had a browse through the galleries too. Impressed.


Link Posted 27/01/2004 - 19:59
Hi Brian,

Hanimex is (was?) an independant lens maker who produced their lenses in many different mounts. So with an unknown bayonet fitting it could be almost any make of camera from Canon to Yashica. Best bet would be to visit your local camera shop and see if they can identify the mount.

Good luck


Link Posted 27/01/2004 - 20:52
As I recall, Hanimex were an Australian distributer who produced all sorts of lenses under the Hanimex and the lower priced Hanimar ranges. These were made in many fittings, just as all independent makers still are today. I was not that impressed by the ones I came across.
Best regards, John

George Lazarette

Link Posted 28/01/2004 - 19:57
I think JR is right. Hanimex sold all sorts of gear at the lower end of the price scale, not just lenses. I doubt if they actually made any of it themselves.
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