Using vintage lenses with the Pentax K-1 Mark II

This overview video demonstrates how to use vintage lenses (K, M, M42) on the Pentax K-1 Mark II

By FozzFoster in Articles and Tips on Aug 14, 2022
Using vintage lenses with the Pentax K-1 Mark II

Pentax cameras have never changed their camera's register distance. This means modern Pentax dSLRs can use the same lenses used on film era SLRs. This fact allows photographers to access an expansive vintage lens catelgoue going back to 1975! And with an inexpensive adapter, M42 screw mount lenses, dating back to 50's, may also be used on all modern Pentax cameras!

In addition, the K-1 series, such as the Pentax K-1 Mark II, are equipped with a 35mm equivilent digital sensor allowing us to capture these vintage lenses full-frame image circle!

The second in a three part Pentax K-1 Mark II series, this PentaxTips video demonstrates how to configure your camera to use these vintage manual lenses:

Look for our next video covering a K-1 Mark II overview tutorial!

Want to see more PentaxTips? Click here for a K-70 overview, or here for a K-3 Mark III overview!

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