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01-31-2013, 10:16 AM   #1
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Tokina SD 28-70mm 3.5-4.5 K mount on K-5IIS

Hello everyone,

Hoping someone could help me, I recently purchased a Pentax K-5IIs after reading its reviews, looking at the quality and the impressive low price!
As I have not won the lottery, and i'm a student.. I read that I could use older K mount lenses on the Pentax K line of cameras. After doing a bit research I found a great lens on ebay which is a Tokina SD 28-70mm for cheap and in fab condition so I bought it! It arrived today however and it only slots in 180 degrees where the red dot on my camera is! I've tried to turn it to fully attach but it just will not! I can't seem to find much info on it but from what I have read (with other K pentax cameras, though no K-5IIS) it is supposed to work fine..

Has anybody had this problem? I understand either it won't fit or i'm doing something wrong but my new Pentax FA 50mm slots in perfectly so it ain't the camera!

No idea what I am doing wrong, I thought I wouldn't need an adapter

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Hello everyone,

Hoping someone could help me, I recently purchased a Pentax K-5IIs after reading its reviews, looking at the quality and the impressive low price!
As I have not won the lottery, and i'm a student.. I read that I could use older K mount lenses on the Pentax K line of cameras. After doing a bit research I found a great lens on ebay which is a Tokina SD 28-70mm for cheap and in fab condition so I bought it! It arrived today however and it only slots in 180 degrees where the red dot on my camera is! I've tried to turn it to fully attach but it just will not! I can't seem to find much info on it but from what I have read (with other K pentax cameras, though no K-5IIS) it is supposed to work fine..

Has anybody had this problem? I understand either it won't fit or i'm doing something wrong but my new Pentax FA 50mm slots in perfectly so it ain't the camera!

No idea what I am doing wrong, I thought I wouldn't need an adapter
Are you sure it's a K mount? Can you post a photo of it?

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01-31-2013, 11:16 AM   #3
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Yes, here we go.

I really hope I can use it, it was advertised as a K mount and the others I found on ebay said the same
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Nope, definitely not Pentax. I think Y/C stands from "Contax/Yashica", although I stand to be corrected.

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Yes, here we go.

I really hope I can use it, it was advertised as a K mount and the others I found on ebay said the same
Y/C = Yashica/Contax mount.

Return to seller for wrong description of product.
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Oh it's as I feared! I knew it!
So it doesn't even work on any pentax? Thanks for your help guys!
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