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02-20-2014, 11:19 AM   #1
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Macro Tubes & M42-to-PK body adaptor

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I have a K100 and bought a PK-mount macro lense but it didn't deliver the magnification I needed. I found this thread and probably didn't read it right as I then bought some M42 tubes and an M42-to-PK body adaptor.
The issue is that the adaptor allows me to connect the M42 tubes to the K100 body....but I can't attach the PK-mount lenses to the tubes!
I've searched the web to find an adaptor that allows me to attach my PK-mount lense to the M42 tubes, with no success.
Any ideas anyone!!?

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QuoteOriginally posted by completeamateur Quote
Hi
I have a K100 and bought a PK-mount macro lense but it didn't deliver the magnification I needed. I found this thread and probably didn't read it right as I then bought some M42 tubes and an M42-to-PK body adaptor.
The issue is that the adaptor allows me to connect the M42 tubes to the K100 body....but I can't attach the PK-mount lenses to the tubes!
I've searched the web to find an adaptor that allows me to attach my PK-mount lense to the M42 tubes, with no success.
Any ideas anyone!!?
What you need are K-mount tubes.

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You can use screw mount tubes and lenses on a K-mount body via the adapter, but not K-mount lenses on screwmount bodies (without some serious modifications).
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If you need more tubes, just buy more PK macro tubes and stack them on top of the others.

That mount only allows for m42 lenses / macro tubes to be attached to the body of the camera with a PK mount.
I doubt there is such a thing as a mount from PK macro tubes to m42 macro tubes (and vice versa)...

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