Pentax lenses on other cameras


tyronet2000

Link Posted 17/11/2014 - 09:24
Have a variety of Pentax lenses (and cameras) and have now acquired a 4/3rd camera (Panasonic G6) and would like to use the Pentax lenses. Is there an adapter available which would let me do this and has anyone any experience of the results achieved.
Regards
Stan

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Gwyn

Link Posted 17/11/2014 - 09:37
Yes there are adapters available to use Pentax lenses on pretty much any other system. Amazon may have them, so may SRS. You will certainly find them on E-bay.

tyronet2000

Link Posted 17/11/2014 - 09:59
Gwyn wrote:
Yes there are adapters available to use Pentax lenses on pretty much any other system. Amazon may have them, so may SRS. You will certainly find them on E-bay.

Thanks Gwyn. I'll have a shop around. Was also hoping for some feedback of anyone who has used such an adapter.
Regards
Stan

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johnriley

Link Posted 17/11/2014 - 11:02
SRB Griturn are the masters of adapters. They list dozens on their website and can make many that aren't listed. Most lenses can be used on Pentax bodies, but I can't speak for other marques of body in the same detail.
Best regards, John

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Hazza

Link Posted 17/11/2014 - 11:22
I have an Olympus E-M1 and use several Pentax as well as other marque lenses on it. All you need is a Pentax to m4/3 adapter which you can pick up on ebay for about 12 or there abouts. Easy to focus using magnify or focus peaking.
You won't get stabilisation on your Panasonic so need to be aware of the 2x crop factor and set shutter speed accordingly.

Harry
Last Edited by Hazza on 17/11/2014 - 11:24

tyronet2000

Link Posted 17/11/2014 - 11:39
Thanks John and Harry. Will look at SRB Griturn and Ebay


Also clicked on "Mark as Helpful" but nothing seemed to happen. I used to change the posting to Green IIRC
Regards
Stan

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johnriley

Link Posted 17/11/2014 - 11:44
I've reported the Mark as Helpful issue for you.
Best regards, John

tyronet2000

Link Posted 17/11/2014 - 11:45
Thanks John, ignore PM om this
Regards
Stan

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petrochemist

Link Posted 17/11/2014 - 13:23
Stan, There are indeed a whole range of adapters, with a range of features. Do make sure you get a micro 4/3 one though (4/3 is an older mount with different rear focal distance, the G6 is micro4/3).
Special features available inclued aperture control for DA type lenses, tilt control (alowing focal plane adjustment) and I think a shift version is now also available though I've not got one myself - it's a lot more expensive than the cheaper tilt models.
For M42 lenses there is also a model with a built in macro helicod - drastically increasing the focusing range - such a shame thats not been done as a PK.
Mike
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Pentax:K5ii, K7, K100D, DA18-55, DA10-17, DA55-300, DA50-200, F100-300, F50, DA35 AL, 4* M50, 2* M135, Helicoid extension, Tak 300 f4 (& 6 film bodies)
3rd Party: Bigmos (Sigma 150-500mm OS HSM),2* 28mm, 100mm macro, 28-200 zoom, 35-80 zoom, 80-200 zoom, 80-210 zoom, 300mm M42, 600 mirror, 1000-4000 scope, 50mm M42, enlarger lenses, Sony & micro 4/3 cameras with various PK mounts, Zenit E...
Far to many tele-converters, adapters, project parts & extension tubes etc.

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tyronet2000

Link Posted 17/11/2014 - 15:56
Thanks Mike. I'll certainly enjoy "window shopping" the expensive stuff as well as the reasonable.
Regards
Stan

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lennythelion

Link Posted 17/11/2014 - 16:48
Not sure we should be helping you out.

The more CSC users opt for legacy glass, the more it pushes up the s/h price for us K series users.

tyronet2000

Link Posted 17/11/2014 - 18:23
lennythelion wrote:
Not sure we should be helping you out.

The more CSC users opt for legacy glass, the more it pushes up the s/h price for us K series users.

If the CSC lenses I'd like weren't so eyewateringly expensive I wouldn't be using the glass I have. Some of which is advertised in the classified section at knock down prices
Regards
Stan

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petrochemist

Link Posted 17/11/2014 - 19:04
Stan, one other option I forgot earlier is a focal reducing adapter, which may still require an indirect approach. When I got mine no-one made a 4/3 to PK focal reducer, but I could get a 4/3 to EOS version for under 100 an add a EOS/PK adapter to that.
The combination allows legacy Pentax lenses to give about the same view on micro4/3 that they do on APSC (2x crop factor*0.7x focal reducer = ~1.5x crop). Like all focal reducers it also effectively makes the lens faster & usually improves the IQ marginally. Unfortunately it doesn't get on well with the lenses designed for crop sensors though theoretically it should still give APSC type views.
Mike
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Pentax:K5ii, K7, K100D, DA18-55, DA10-17, DA55-300, DA50-200, F100-300, F50, DA35 AL, 4* M50, 2* M135, Helicoid extension, Tak 300 f4 (& 6 film bodies)
3rd Party: Bigmos (Sigma 150-500mm OS HSM),2* 28mm, 100mm macro, 28-200 zoom, 35-80 zoom, 80-200 zoom, 80-210 zoom, 300mm M42, 600 mirror, 1000-4000 scope, 50mm M42, enlarger lenses, Sony & micro 4/3 cameras with various PK mounts, Zenit E...
Far to many tele-converters, adapters, project parts & extension tubes etc.

.[size=11:].Flickr WPF Panoramio
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