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11-22-2009, 01:17 PM   #1
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Q on a 2x Converter selection.

When wanting to use a 2x converter with a M42 lens, I should get a M42 2x converter used with a Pk>M42 for camera, or, should I get a PK 2x and use the PK>M42 adapter on the front of the 2x to mount the M42 lens? Does it matter really, as long as all mounts anyway?

11-22-2009, 10:19 PM   #2
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My .02 would be to match the TC to the camera rather than the lens. So if you're using the TC on a K-mount then get the PK TC!
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I picked up an M42 2x for $6. more just for fun than anything else. I don't know about the quality of the 2x TCs back then in real terms. I think many of the modern TCs would surpass the quality of the best M42 TC.

The real question is more what is convenient..

My reason for getting the M42 TC was to have something in my bag, when out with only M42 lenses that could dounle the reach. If you have an adaptor in your camera already, it is easier to have an M42 TC
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