The lenses Live on


Don

Link Posted 20/11/2018 - 18:50
while the sony a7iii is the camera I always wished Pentax would make for the mirrorless market, and it breaks my heart to switch brands, I am happy to say a simple Fotodiox stretch adapter is allowing all my old pentax glass to live on for video and occasional photo uses...
I am happy with the 85 2.2 soft on the sony, and the 28mm m with follow focus is wonderful on my gimbal...
I'll spend some time playing with all my pentax lenses both ff and apsc and see how well things go...

Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 21/11/2018 - 13:25
For vintage lenses on a FF mirrorless body you won't find better than some of the old Pentax glass. I love using mine on the K3 and X-M1 but a FF would be lovely.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses

Mike-P

Link Posted 21/11/2018 - 13:31
I bought an adapter to use my PKA & DA lenses on my Canon M5 and they work really well. The only niggle I have (and if I were honest it doesn't just niggle me but drives me up the wall) is that the lenses are upside down for some reason.

Bloody annoying it is.
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Don

Link Posted 21/11/2018 - 13:43
Mike-P wrote:
I bought an adapter to use my PKA & DA lenses on my Canon M5 and they work really well. The only niggle I have (and if I were honest it doesn't just niggle me but drives me up the wall) is that the lenses are upside down for some reason.

Bloody annoying it is.

the fotodiox adapter I got has two nice features for video... one being the adapter itself has a built in extension tube turning every lens into a macro lens... and it came with drop in, behind the lens ND filters... my zihyun Crane 2 gimbal came with... a servo follow focus that can be adapted to any Manual lens... so I am doing some testing over the next few weeks but man am I glad I kept my Pentax manual FF lenses so far... and sad that I won't be buying the new pentax ff pro lenses, I'll be getting g master and cine lenses instead, after the a7 my next big purchase will be a sony cinema video camera such as the fs5 fs7 or Venice if I opt to lease rather than buy so I want sony glass that has an upgrade path as opposed to have to buy 2 70-200 f 2.8's it's sony for the foreseeable future... but happy at least some of my pentax glass is still getting used.
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.
Last Edited by Don on 21/11/2018 - 13:44

Algernon

Link Posted 21/11/2018 - 15:40
Don some good lens reviews on this youtube channel....
https://www.youtube.com/user/christopherfrost/videos

A few are Sony and some 3rd party.

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Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

Don

Link Posted 25/11/2018 - 13:10
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seems like a job for the ol' k3 and 100mm macro (my fav portrait lens)....
1000 portraits to be made into a photomosaic for a commercial client... has to be done in one week...
this is no time to be trying out the new sony, this kind of workflow requires using gear you know ...
seems like the last big shoot for my ol' k3 is gonna be a big one.
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.
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