Pentax K to Q Adapter Now Shipping
Mount DSLR lenses on your Q
By PF Staff in Product Updates on Dec 19, 2012
The official Pentax K to Q mount adapter has finally hit the shelves and is now readily available for order from B&H. A couple of these adapters did arrive last week, but they sold out within minutes! This adapter allows you to mount Pentax SLR lenses on the Pentax Q, and moreover, it allows you to manually control the aperture so that digital lenses (without an aperture ring) can be used.
The adapter also has a built-in mechanical leaf shutter which goes up to 1/1000s. Using this shutter rather than the camera's electronic shutter reduces motion blur.
When you mount a DSLR lens on the Q, the corresponding crop factor is 5.5x, meaning that a 300mm lens would correspond to a 1650mm on a full-frame K-mount camera! This gives you an easy, effective, an affordable way to get extreme telephoto (and extreme macro) images!
The only downside is that the official adapter costs $249, but it's worth every penny if you want to get the most out of your Q (which is now available for less than the adapter itself)! No other adapter will give you the leaf shutter - not even Novoflex's overpriced $300 adapter!
With that said, if you're on a budget, you can still mount K-mount lenses on your Q. All it takes is $19.95 to get the Fotodiox Pentax K to Q adapter pictured below.
The most basic Fotodiox adapter doesn't have the fancy features of the Pentax adapter, so the lenses you adapt had better have an aperture ring!
Have you already received your copy of the Pentax adapter? If so, don't forget to post a review of it in our lens database!
Pictured above is the Pentax Q10 with the DA 50mm F1.8 lens adapted.
Hungry to adapt even more lenses on your Q? You can get an adapter for just about any mount, including M42, mu43, Nikon F, and Canon FD lenses! With the prices of a Q dropping below $250, you shouldn't be afraid to give the camera a shot and experiment with it!
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