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03-04-2014, 10:27 AM   #1
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Pentax multi-mount

This thing looks like swiss army camera mount.
I don't know Is it usable for everyday work or not:
Pentax Multi Mount resurrects historic lenses from Nikon, Olympus, Contax and moreŚwithout an adapter
Any additional technical details and opinions will be appreciated.

03-04-2014, 10:36 AM   #2
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There have been multiple threads about it.
Search in the forum for threads with "multi mount".

EDIT:
As far as I can see, it is not (yet) available as a WR version.
This may limit usage with your K-5.
03-04-2014, 10:51 AM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by RKKS08 Quote
As far as I can see, it is not (yet) available as a WR version.
Didn't know there was a difference between WR and non-WR bodies at the mount.

Does this mean that the adapter will work on a K-500, but not a K-50?
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I have contacted the seller, there are not any mounts available for WR cameras at the moment. I was told they were in the works but it would be months out.

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wr camera's have a wide mount flange, so this is too slim. You can install it but there will be space between flange and body. The K-500 also has a wr flange, because it is the same body as the k-50 without the sealings.
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It would be a perfect use for my K-x, but would just fuel my already out of control LBA. I bought 3 more lenses yesterday...
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Mmm what about installing this on a classic film SLR ?
Mirror in the way? Nikon classic lenses on my MX would be nice

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QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
Mmm what about installing this on a classic film SLR ?
Mirror in the way? Nikon classic lenses on my MX would be nice
Using PK+MM on Pentax film SLRs. - Adaptist

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It is not recommended to install PK+MM on non-autofocus SLR due to the following reasons:
Only Nikon F mount and Konica AR mount lenses can be used as the aperture stop-down coupler will prevent Olympus OM mount and Contax/Yashica CY mount lenses from mounting properly.
Specifically:
1. KA2 mount: Exposed AF coupler hole. (SLR: MZ-M)
2. KA mount: Exposed 1 electrical contact hole and AF coupler hole. (SLRs: P30T, P3N / P30N, P5 / P50, P3 / P30, A3 / A3000, Program A / Program Plus Super A / Super Program )
3. KF mount: Not possible to be installed due to different position of electrical contacts. (SLR: ME F)
4. K mount: Exposed 7 electrical contact holes and AF coupler hole.(SLRs: LX, MG, MV1, MV1, ME Super, ME, MX, K1000, K2, KX, KM)
5. Other companies K mount SLRs: Mounting ring design may be different.
If you are only going to use F mount it should be ok.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RKKS08 Quote
There have been multiple threads about it.
Search in the forum for threads with "multi mount".

EDIT:
As far as I can see, it is not (yet) available as a WR version.
This may limit usage with your K-5.
It is the first I've heard of it. Glad he posted the news!

Looks like this would allow one to connect Nikon lenses to their Pentax body.. but I wonder if this means Pentax K mount lenses no longer function once this mount ring is installed in the camera body.

---------- Post added 03-04-14 at 02:45 PM ----------

Can Pentax K mount lenses still be used?
Yes, definitely. PK+MM is designed to accept other camera mount lenses in addition to its original K mount.


---------- Post added 03-04-14 at 02:47 PM ----------

but some bummers..

Please note the following for all adapted lenses:
- Autofocus is not available. Only manual focus is possible.
- Aperture control is manual and its availability is dependent on the adapted lens.
- All adapted lenses turn approximately 50 degrees clockwise to mount fully.
- All adapted mount lenses are secured by tension of the leaf springs inside the camera body.

- There is no lens release catch.
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I need this for a my K5, so I can mount my Nikon 135mm f2.0 DC!
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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
Using PK+MM on Pentax film SLRs. - Adaptist



If you are only going to use F mount it should be ok.
Thank you
In fact I don't see the problem when using it on K body either.
There're holes of course but those can be patched somehow if needed before applying.

This is a genius product
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$100 bucks designed in singapore....hm wait a bit and see if they drop in price
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$100 bucks designed in singapore....hm wait a bit and see if they drop in price
That's $100 Singapore Dollars. About $78 US.
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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
That's $100 Singapore Dollars. About $78 US.
Im pretty sure its 98US$
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