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jules
Posted 03/12/2010 - 18:33 Link
No not a thread about a Pentax one but Pentax Related, does anyone have any knowledge of the EVIL Camera's using a Panny/Olympus/Samsung/Sony to Pentax Lens adapter?
Which ones work best and why?
What features from the chosen Camera are lost by using the adapter (Autofocus is the usual one I believe)
I love the idea of my 21mm on an EVIL but need to research the ins and outs of the possibilities here...
Cheers in advance for any info given...
Cheers Jules...

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Edited by jules: 03/12/2010 - 18:35
Anvh
Posted 03/12/2010 - 18:40 Link
As far as i know there aren't any adapters available so have no idea what's supported or not.
I believe Samsung have plans for an adapter to K-mount for the other manufactures I don't know, third party maybe?
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Edited by Anvh: 03/12/2010 - 18:41
Galoot
Posted 03/12/2010 - 19:04 Link
I did wonder the same, have we another outlet for our fantastic Pentax lenses ?

Could be tempted if it works with my current lenses ?

Pentax --- Sony ?


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Soulman
Posted 03/12/2010 - 19:32 Link
Do you mean this kind of thing for the Sony Nex?

I've got a NEX3 with the 2 kit lenses and have been really pleased with the results. I'm looking forward to trying the A lenses I've got coming on it, you need a lens with aperture ring and the camera will meter in Av and M as far as I'm aware
Edited by Soulman: 03/12/2010 - 19:34
Galoot
Posted 03/12/2010 - 19:34 Link
I thought that was what I suggested ?
Soulman
Posted 03/12/2010 - 19:35 Link
Sorry was just showing an example
Galoot
Posted 03/12/2010 - 19:38 Link
No problem, still wondering if I want one of these Sony things ????
jules
Posted 03/12/2010 - 23:27 Link
Soulman wrote:
Do you mean this kind of thing for the Sony Nex?

I've got a NEX3 with the 2 kit lenses and have been really pleased with the results. I'm looking forward to trying the A lenses I've got coming on it, you need a lens with aperture ring and the camera will meter in Av and M as far as I'm aware

Yeah that type of thing but I was wondering if such a thing might have become available from the likes of Samsung during their collaboration with Penatx/Hoya?
There seem to be Adaptors for Panny to just about everything, Olympus I can't find nearly as much for, just wondering if anyone has tried it and was the result satisfactory?
Would love an EVIL Body to use my Ltd Lenses on, Manual focus would be fine, I would like it to be a "chipped" adaptor for metering etc however...
Cheers Jules...

My viewfinder is 576,000,000 pixels.
My other viewfinder is 5.76,000,000.

www.exaggeratedperspectives.com
Edited by jules: 03/12/2010 - 23:28
johnriley
Posted 04/12/2010 - 00:22 Link
There is a K mount adapter for the Samsung.
Best regards, John
Don
Posted 04/12/2010 - 00:37 Link
there are novaflex and other brands adaptors.
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.
pentaxian450
Posted 04/12/2010 - 01:37 Link
There is also an adapter to use Pentax mount lens on Micro 4/3
Yves (another one of those crazy Canucks)
Galoot
Posted 04/12/2010 - 02:31 Link
Things change and move on, we just stay behind ?
bretbysteve
Posted 04/12/2010 - 15:07 Link
1. You can get Pentax K adaptors for the Samsung, Sony & micro 4/3 cameras.

2. You lose all functions (obviously). NO af, stopped down metering only.

3. I believe there are some adaptors that enable use of the Pentax DA lenses, which do not forget have no aperture rings...which makes any aperture adjustment impossible.
viewfinder
Posted 08/12/2010 - 10:39 Link
The Novoflex adaptors have a lever to change aperture when using lenses with no aperture ring.
robbie_d
Posted 08/12/2010 - 15:27 Link
You can put virtually any lens ever made on a Micro 4/3 via adaptor.

Obviously lens becomes fully manual, but the cameras themselves have some nice functionality to assist in the use of manual lenses.

Best lenses in my experience are primes (especially older ones with aperture rngs), particularly the smaller ones (as the Micro 4/3 cameras tend to be smaller themselves).

There's a few good videos on YouTube of people using Micro 4/3 with Leica glass, with very good results.
If you can't say something nice about Pentax, you won't say anything at all.

Apparently.
Edited by robbie_d: 08/12/2010 - 15:29

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