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05-10-2008, 08:17 PM   #1
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anybody can identify this thing? (got it :D)

it said as tx mount to pentax . but i cannot figure out what it is. is this for vivitar lens, so it can be mount on K mounting or something else?

any clue will be apreciated. a local camera store gave me for free, i just wondered wheter this thing have any value or practical use.




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05-10-2008, 08:31 PM   #2
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The Vivitar TX mount system is similar in concept to Tamron's Adaptall. I think it was introduced in the mid 70's, and it never really caught on as well as Tamron's system. Basically you would buy a TX compatible lens, put the mount you were given onto it, mount the assembled lens on your camera and go shoot. You should be able to find TX lenses on eBay pretty cheaply. It might be fun to play around with.

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Groundloop, when you said cheap, I had no idea how cheaply you were talking about!

Auto Wide Angle f2.5 28mm zoom lens for Vivitar TX</IMG> $5.50
Auto Telephoto f/3.5 200mm zoom lens for Vivitar TX</IMG> $5.00

There's someone selling an adapter too:
VIVITAR TX LENS MOUNT ADAPTER FOR PENTAX MAMIYA/SEKOR</IMG> $4.24
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QuoteOriginally posted by Frogroast Quote
Groundloop, when you said cheap, I had no idea how cheaply you were talking about!

Auto Wide Angle f2.5 28mm zoom lens for Vivitar TX</IMG> $5.50
Auto Telephoto f/3.5 200mm zoom lens for Vivitar TX</IMG> $5.00
There's just over 20 hours left in those 2 auctions. Plenty of time for things to really heat up!

But, probably not.

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five dollar?

anyway ill keep try to figure out how this thing will be mounted on my camera or any pentax camera. because i cant screw the adapter directly to my k10d at this moment. should i add to another system or whatever.

there several link i tried to follow *thanks for the clue Grounloop*

im searching for diagram or something
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QuoteOriginally posted by fearview Quote
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five dollar?

anyway ill keep try to figure out how this thing will be mounted on my camera or any pentax camera. because i cant screw the adapter directly to my k10d at this moment. should i add to another system or whatever.

there several link i tried to follow *thanks for the clue Grounloop*

im searching for diagram or something
Can you post a picture of the ens mount - from the box you should have a K-Mount bayonet fitting on one side and the screw threads to fit the TX end of the lens on the other.

If P/K,M doesn't mean K-Mount without Auto aperture communication, but rather means M-Mount (?) maybe you can use a Pentax M42 > K adapter.

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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Can you post a picture of the ens mount - from the box you should have a K-Mount bayonet fitting on one side and the screw threads to fit the TX end of the lens on the other.

If P/K,M doesn't mean K-Mount without Auto aperture communication, but rather means M-Mount (?) maybe you can use a Pentax M42 > K adapter.
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oh oke. i forgot to take the picture of the other side of of this thing. ull do it later


or maybe, i dont have complete package within the box?..
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finally ..i have clue.. thanks to monochrome

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the other side..





with m42 adapter




with m42 adapter on it..

i see it have same appearance with my tak f/4 below




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haa should i try to find any worthy vivitar lenses..?

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