Using vintage lenses with the Pentax KF

This overview video demonstrates how to use vintage lenses (K, M, M42) on the Pentax KF.

By FozzFoster in Articles and Tips on Jul 4, 2023
Using vintage lenses with the Pentax KF

Pentax has never changed its cameras' 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!

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

Want to see more PentaxTips? Click here for a K-1 Mark II overview, or here for a K-3 Mark III overview!

See also our text guide to adapting manual lenses on most other models.

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