Wanted m42 to pk converter


Stuey

Link Posted 29/04/2010 - 12:39
Hello All

I have recently purchased a cheepie m42 lens and now need an adapter but I am not sure if I should trust the ones on ebay.

Does anyone have a Pentax made converter (or other good quality item) for sale.

If so how much etc etc.

Regards
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Clarky

Link Posted 29/04/2010 - 13:26
I have a new one listed here open too offers.
Camera:|K-7|
Pentax Lenses:|DA12-24/f4 ED AL|DA35Ltd Macro|FA31Ltd|FA77Ltd|FA50/1.4|F70-210|FA20-35 f4/AL|A*200/f4 Macro ED|A50/1.7|A50 Macro f2.8|1.7xAF adapter|
Voigtlander|125/f2.5SL Macro APO Lanthar|
Sigma Lenses:|EX DG 100-300 f4|2X & 1.4X TC|
Flashes:|AF540FGZx2|RingFlash AF160FC|
Last Edited by Clarky on 29/04/2010 - 13:27

huanjia

Link Posted 29/04/2010 - 13:42
the ones on ebay are fine, I've got several and they all work perfectly.
Pentax Super A, CZJ 2.4/35mm

Stuey

Link Posted 29/04/2010 - 23:14
PM sent to Clarky.
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Stuey

Link Posted 29/04/2010 - 23:17
Hello Huanja

I read bad things about the one's from China and some of the UK ones look as though they may have been bought from China for 5.00 and beeing sold on for 12.99 so I feel the need to be a little cautious.

If you have any further wisdom to offer it would be greatly accepted.


Cheers


Stuey
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

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Clarky

Link Posted 30/04/2010 - 04:14
There are many different brands on the market and its very hit and miss if you get a good one or not, stick with the original adapter and you won't be disappointed.

PM sent Stuey
Camera:|K-7|
Pentax Lenses:|DA12-24/f4 ED AL|DA35Ltd Macro|FA31Ltd|FA77Ltd|FA50/1.4|F70-210|FA20-35 f4/AL|A*200/f4 Macro ED|A50/1.7|A50 Macro f2.8|1.7xAF adapter|
Voigtlander|125/f2.5SL Macro APO Lanthar|
Sigma Lenses:|EX DG 100-300 f4|2X & 1.4X TC|
Flashes:|AF540FGZx2|RingFlash AF160FC|

stevo

Link Posted 30/04/2010 - 10:15
You need to make sure you get one which, like the original, sits inside the throat of the mount. Many of the cheaper Chinese ones on ebay have a flange that sits between the body and the lens and prevents infinity focus.

huanjia

Link Posted 30/04/2010 - 12:24
Stuey wrote:
Hello Huanja

I read bad things about the one's from China and some of the UK ones look as though they may have been bought from China for 5.00 and beeing sold on for 12.99 so I feel the need to be a little cautious.

If you have any further wisdom to offer it would be greatly accepted.


Cheers


Stuey

Hi Stuey,

I've also read about that before my purchases. Although most of the complaints were wriiten a few years ago that may indicates things have improved, it's still a shame because the adaptor itself is not that difficult to produce, and taking into consideration that in the film era almost all the SLR brands in China used PK mount, a M42-PK adaptor is not something new to them.

but for the much cheaper price I always try those third party ones for all my adaptors and luckily they never let me down. I've got all my adaptors, M42-EOS M42-PK M42-C/Y C/Y-EOS etc etc.... from several different sellers in HongKong and China mainland, they all work perfectly. for less than 5 pounds delivered I can't be more satisfied. But always read the reviews of the sellers before buying, gives you a rough idea the quality of the products.

But if you feel you are more comfortable with the original one and their price, go for them. It's similar to buying 3rd party lens and other accessories, sometimes just personal preference and paying for the "comfort in the mind" of using a orignal product.

Hope you enjoy your M42 lens Some of these oldies are truely amazing.

regards,

Huanjia
Pentax Super A, CZJ 2.4/35mm
Last Edited by huanjia on 30/04/2010 - 12:26

Stuey

Link Posted 30/04/2010 - 20:33
pm sent to Clarky
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Stuey

Link Posted 03/05/2010 - 10:27
Hello All

Thank you for your advice, I have takien the safe option and purchased the Pentax adapter from Clarky.

I appreciate the advice but did not want to take a risk with a potentially dodgy third party adapter, I tend to be unlucky with things that save me money

I may buy a third party adapter but will if possible make sure I can handle it before buying to reduce the risk.

Thanks again for the responses.


Cheers


Stu
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