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02-12-2012, 07:03 PM   #1
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Can Zeiss (Nikon or Canon) mount lenses be adapted to Pentax?

By changing the mount on the lenses? Did not want any tube adapters.


02-12-2012, 07:53 PM   #2
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Nope. Canon registration distance is too short. Nikon lenses can be force fit with some modification, but it's not the sort of thing you're going to do to a Zeiss lens.
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The other problem with owning Zeiss lenses in F/E mount is that you can go down to the store and buy an FF N/C body. So the temptation is to upgrade natively rather than sidegrade.

(has anyone seen my salt or lemons?)
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.... but you have another option - acquire an older Contax lens (Carl Zeiss) and swap the mount from the original C/Y to the K mount (see The registration distance is essentially the same, and the quality of the glass and design is pretty equivalent. Yes, you loose the new digital coatings and the aperture reporting, along with saving about 2/3 to 1/2 the cost.

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There's a couple of Ebay sellers with old stock of Zeiss Pentax mount lenses, perhaps check out what they have. They are new lenses as in no previous owners.

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