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07-22-2011, 12:50 PM   #1
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M42 to K adaptor - defective

So the spring clip on my adaptor is bent enough, so it doesn't sit right against the adaptor, which means it won't twist in.
Should I just remove the clip altogether? What is the consequence of removing the clip?


07-22-2011, 12:55 PM   #2
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You can remove the clip and attach it to the lens and then you can use the lens as if it were a K mount. The adapter will stay attached to the lens rather than the body.
07-22-2011, 01:01 PM   #3
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Yes, that's what we commonly do. I've had cheap clone adapters on some lenses for so long that I've almost forgotten they aren't native PK-M mounts. Yes, remove the screw and spring, thread the adapter onto the lens, then use a PK rear lens cap as a wrench to tighten it.

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