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12-08-2008, 09:16 PM   #1
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Should I remove adaptall P/K adapter

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I have an adaptall-2 P/K adapter (not the P/KA adapter with electrical contacts), I think it touches all 5 electrical contacts of my K200D. I kept the adaptall lens on the body for 2 days without use, I today found my batteries gone empty. When I tuırned off the camera battery looked full to me as far as I remember. Could it be possible battery drained by the reason of created a short circuit by the metal adapter itself? My question is should I remove adaptall-2 P/K adapter immediately after I am finished with the lens.

Thanks in advance.

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12-08-2008, 11:39 PM   #2
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Many Pentaxians still use old K, M, M42 lenses without electrical contacts, so I don't think that adapter could drain Your battery.
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The answer is no. Shorting the contacts will not drain your battery. I have several lenses with conducting bases (M-42 and Pentax-M as well as the Adaptall-2 P/K adapter) and have never had a problem.

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The answer is no. Shorting the contacts will not drain your battery. I have several lenses with conducting bases (M-42 and Pentax-M as well as the Adaptall-2 P/K adapter) and have never had a problem.

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Thanks, I am relieved , if it does I would sell all my adaptall stuff.

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QuoteOriginally posted by cbaytan Quote
Thanks, I am relieved , if it does I would sell all my adaptall stuff.

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Glad to be of assistance!

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QuoteOriginally posted by cbaytan Quote
Hello all,

I have an adaptall-2 P/K adapter (not the P/KA adapter with electrical contacts), I think it touches all 5 electrical contacts of my K200D. I kept the adaptall lens on the body for 2 days without use, I today found my batteries gone empty. When I tuırned off the camera battery looked full to me as far as I remember. Could it be possible battery drained by the reason of created a short circuit by the metal adapter itself? My question is should I remove adaptall-2 P/K adapter immediately after I am finished with the lens.

Thanks in advance.

Best wishes.
Can.

I find the newer cameras with the rechargeable battery have very little difference on teh camera meter between full charge and dead. My K10D once it goes to half charge has maybe 20 shots left until it is truely dead.

Also, as many others have posted, your adaptor is no different than having any K mount lens attached
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
I find the newer cameras with the rechargeable battery have very little difference on teh camera meter between full charge and dead. My K10D once it goes to half charge has maybe 20 shots left until it is truely dead...
My experience as well.

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I find the newer cameras with the rechargeable battery have very little difference on teh camera meter between full charge and dead. My K10D once it goes to half charge has maybe 20 shots left until it is truely dead.

Also, as many others have posted, your adaptor is no different than having any K mount lens attached
It is actually old rechargeable batteries property, not the devices used, but a new technology arrived probably you know, Sanyo Eneloop generation, their power/time ratio is more consistent the old ones. AFAIK.

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QuoteOriginally posted by cbaytan Quote
It is actually old rechargeable batteries property, not the devices used, but a new technology arrived probably you know, Sanyo Eneloop generation, their power/time ratio is more consistent the old ones. AFAIK.

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Does Sanyo make a battery to fit the K10D?

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Does Sanyo make a battery to fit the K10D?

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You don't need that Steve, your battery is dedicated. AA users had problems with old rechargable batteries on Pentax cameras as far as I read from threads, now it's solved, it'is not your issue, I mean you are apart from such issues IMO.

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You don't need that Steve, your battery is dedicated. AA users had problems with old rechargable batteries on Pentax cameras as far as I read from threads, now it's solved, it'is not your issue, I mean you are apart from such issues IMO.

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I understand.

I was responding in regards to Lowell's post. Both of our K10Ds go dead with very little warning.

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