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12-21-2015, 12:42 PM   #1
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Pentax M42 adapter

The Pentax M42 Adapter has gone from $44 to $60.00 on B&H and from $39 on Amazon to $69.99 ! Not sure what these people are smoking...

12-21-2015, 01:04 PM   #2
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I think they're out of production and supply is low. It's unfortunate considering a couple of years ago they were 30$. If you're lucky you can find them on Ebay for cheap.
12-21-2015, 01:21 PM   #3
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Ricoh may have increased the retail price in anticipation of the Full Frame body release. Used prices were averaging in the 40-50 USD range until the adapters have been available once more from Adorama and B&H. Most of this year you could pick the adapters up used for under $35 USD.
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They are still $45 on Adorama. For some reason, they seem to often be less than competitors on that adapter (I got mine about a year and a half ago from them for $30, when BH had them at $50).

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Null hypothesis should be "inflation"? :P
12-21-2015, 08:09 PM   #6
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Small batch-run product. Price rises with each new batch.
12-21-2015, 08:52 PM   #7
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There are a number for sale on the used section. I'm really kicking myself I bought one new. As long as the threads are okay, this is probably the safest used purchase you could ever make.
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As there is no transfer of information between lens and camera (no contacts) through the adapter I would not buy the original one at those prices. I own a copy of the original, but if I need more I would buy them on amazon for 8 $. Have a look here. EDIT: Be aware that the adapter should become flush with the body when mounted for lenses ability to reach infinite focus. The "DSLRKIT Pentax M42 42mm to PK K Mount Adapter Infinity focus" looks fine to me. It is apparently also the cheapest at 7.90 $.

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I just bought them from aliexpress and personally i do not see any differences

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