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07-22-2010, 09:52 AM   #1
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Pentax DSLR lens weight support???

Hi fellow Pentaxians...!

I have my Pentax K110D and 8*ist DS, and we all know that the body is made of hard plastic and has a metal framing/chassis inside. And, we all know that we can mount old lenses on it (which are metal and very heavy).
My question is: can the K110d or *ist DS's mount support the weight of heavy metal lenses and without lens collar(for example, the SMC Pentax-A 70-210mm 1:4)? I fear that if I will just let hang the heavy lens on the camera (hanging from shoulder or camera mounted on tripod), the weight of the lens might break-off or destroy the mount of the camera?

Thanks in advance...

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It won't break.
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It probably won't break but there are a few threads about using aftermarket collars if it concerns you.
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It probably won't break but there are a few threads about using aftermarket collars if it concerns you.
I would like to use a tripod collar but there's no way I can fit one on my Pentax-A 70-210mm 1:4.

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QuoteOriginally posted by richard balonglong Quote
Hi fellow Pentaxians...!

I have my Pentax K110D and 8*ist DS, and we all know that the body is made of hard plastic and has a metal framing/chassis inside. And, we all know that we can mount old lenses on it (which are metal and very heavy).
My question is: can the K110d or *ist DS's mount support the weight of heavy metal lenses and without lens collar(for example, the SMC Pentax-A 70-210mm 1:4)? I fear that if I will just let hang the heavy lens on the camera (hanging from shoulder or camera mounted on tripod), the weight of the lens might break-off or destroy the mount of the camera?

Thanks in advance...
It will not break the mount, but having a heavy unsupported weight when on a tripod will not provide the best results.
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A pentax 70-200mm f4 is not a heavy lens. I have walked around literally for years with my istD and a sigma 70-200F2.8 plus a tc, or a pentax 300mm F4 and a TC and hold camera and lens just by the body

It won't break

Never tried mounting by the tripod socket in the body though
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thank you everyone for the reply. now i can shoot without worries. hehe. thank you again..! =)
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