M42 to pentax k1000


Link Posted 18/02/2011 - 13:47
Today i picked up a Carl Zeiss Jena DDR MC s 1:3.5f=135 in near perfect condition for a pound in a local charity shop and i am needing a adaptor mount to fit the M42 to the Pentax K1000. Has anybody got a spare or have you seen one in a shop recently. Please let me know.
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Link Posted 18/02/2011 - 13:58
There are loads of cheap copies available on ebay: link

The cheapest ones will be about 5 and shipped from Hong Kong or China so will take a few weeks to arrive. Ones shipped from the UK tend to be about 10-15. A Pentax original one will be about 60.
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Link Posted 18/02/2011 - 14:11
Ok thanks for that it's just every dealer that i have called seem not to have one in stock and would take a couple of weeks to get me one.
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Link Posted 18/02/2011 - 16:32
The genuine ones are definitely better made - the bayonet fitting is quite a complicated bit of machining and not all the 3rd party copies manage it terribly well.

If you don't fancy shelling out 30-60 for genuine then make sure the 3rd party one you buy looks as close as possible to the real thing. There are some about with a flange which place the lens too far away from the camera, so you lose infinity focus. The proper design fits flush with the K mount when installed.

Also beware flaking chrome and the retaining clip - on some cheapies this can be prone to working loose and jamming the adapter in place. Not so bad with a K1000 as you can just unscrew the lens mount after removing the lens, but if you have ambitions to use it on a DSLR then this can cause some distress!

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