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01-27-2008, 03:12 PM   #1
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Pentax threaded lens to bayonet?

Where can I buy a converter from the old Pentax threaded lenses to the bayonet mount so I try some of my dad's old Pentax lenses on my K10D?

01-27-2008, 04:33 PM   #2
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Have you tried eBay? I would assume that you meant the M42 mount. If so, I would suggest you to ask the seller about the infinity focus capability before getting one. I bought quite a few, and only the official one can yield infinity focus. I heard that the Bower one can also do the same thing.
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Does Pentax offer one? That is what I would be looking for if they did.
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I believe thy still have one in the line and if you are near Robinsons Camera, they can order one for you. Ebay is also a good inexpensive source for these. Just make sure you don't get this version: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/attachments/pentax-camera-accessories/654...-k-mount-1.jpg
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/attachments/pentax-camera-accessories/654...-k-mount-2.jpg

This is what you're looking for:
Pentax K-PK-Camera to Screw Mount(M42)Lens Adapter Ring - eBay (item 270207239918 end time Jan-28-08 08:03:36 PST)

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QuoteOriginally posted by harv3589 Quote
Does Pentax offer one? That is what I would be looking for if they did.
Here is the 'direct from Pentax' source...

PentaxWebstore - Photo Imaging

Look under 'SLR Lenses', third page...
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QuoteOriginally posted by MNCurt-K10D Quote
Here is the 'direct from Pentax' source...

PentaxWebstore - Photo Imaging

Look under 'SLR Lenses', third page...
Unfortunately, they always seem to be out of stock.

I can confirm the Bower adapter allows focus to infinity.
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Thanks guys for the help!
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QuoteOriginally posted by harv3589 Quote
Thanks guys for the help!
MORE HELP. Ihave a spare Genuine Pentax adapter.

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I've heard good things about the Roxsen adapters on eBay. Ended up ordering one up since the M42 adapter I have now won't let me go to infinity. Can let you know if it works once it comes in.
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I do have one Roxsen one. It wouldn't give the IF. To be honest, just get the genuine one to save you money and time later.
01-28-2008, 07:22 AM   #11
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Henrys Canada Sells the pentax ones for $25CAD.

Thanks

PS. Its been out of stock for awhile now so wouldn't count on them, but you could give them a call and ask about.
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PTX M42 adapters...........

......there are a few up on eBay right now. Currently they seem to be going for between $35 and $50. One is there with a $40 BIN and free shipping.............I have six.Is that too many?
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QuoteOriginally posted by John Kovarik Quote
......there are a few up on eBay right now. Currently they seem to be going for between $35 and $50. One is there with a $40 BIN and free shipping.............I have six.Is that too many?
I got tired of waiting on the Pentax store. Ordered this General Brand | Pentax-K Body to Universal Lens Adapter | B&H

It is listed as "General" but when it came it was a "Bower" Looks exactly like the one in the Pentax web store right down to the red dot. About $20.00 with shipping. Don't know about Canada.
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Porter's has the genuine Pentax m42 adapter...
Pentax Mount Adapter B: Porter's Camera Store: digital cameras, film camera and photography accessories
I ordered one on Friday and I should be getting it on Wednesday, so unless I ordered the last one they had, they should have some in stock.

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Does anyone know if the Fujica M42 lens with the metering tab will work with these Pentax K adapters.

I could never get them to work on my Minolta unless I ground off the metering tab
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