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02-08-2013, 10:58 AM   #1
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Tamron Adaptall-2 w/ PL mount?

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I just received today a lens I bought off eBay, a Tamron 70-150 Adaptall-2.
The adapter is marked as PL, and though announced as Praktika / Pentax K on the eBay listing (shivering), I just can't bolt it on my ME Super nor my K-r.

Does anybody know what the PL means, and what camera it is supposed to work with?


02-08-2013, 11:01 AM   #2
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It might be praktika bayonet mount which is not PK
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PL ??? No idea ... never seen one before ... J
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Don't think it is an Arri unless it is third-party -- pretty sure it is a Praktica...
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Well, that's the "interesting" thing about Adaptall and Adaptall-2: There are so many variants! Most Praktica bayonet custom mounts seem to be as shown in the first image below, "for PRAKTICA BAYONET". But the OP made me curious, and indeed, I found a couple of just "PL" as in image 2 on eBay as well.

(See for example: Tamron Adaptall 2 Praktica Bayonet Mount | eBay)
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02-09-2013, 12:40 PM   #7
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Thank you all for your replies. It's now clear I have the wrong type of mount, and that explains why I couldn't lock it on my bodies.
I have the mount showed on Stone G's second pic.

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