Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
06-16-2007, 12:14 PM   #1
ivoire's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: chicago burbs
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3,368
Makinon 2x teleconverter

I found a makinon 2x PK converter in a box of junk. anyone know if it will work on a k10d? or wether it is even worth using?

06-16-2007, 12:45 PM   #2
New Member
bottesini's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: North west England
Posts: 7
It will work as my Vivitar 2x does but you lose autofocus. I assume that it has the contacts for retaining auto aperture unless it's really old. I think these old converters are not that hot optically though so be prepared to lose some quality. If you use it on fast lenses (up to about f3.5) you will retain focus confirmation. Like any lens with no A setting you will have to shoot in manual and set the aperture from the lens and use the green button for metering but they are ok in an emergency.

06-16-2007, 12:53 PM   #3
ivoire's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: chicago burbs
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3,368
Original Poster

looked over the converter, no contacts. must be old, old, old. thanks for the info on how to shoot manually. may give it a try. i've heard that teleconverters as a rule degrade quality.

this converter has no.1.... may be the first of it's kind!

Last edited by ivoire; 06-16-2007 at 12:55 PM. Reason: more info

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
2x, k-mount, makinon, pentax lens, slr lens
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PK mount Makinon won't focus to infinity ChildOfVision Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 6 08-16-2009 04:58 PM
Anybody familiar with the Makinon M42 200mm F3.3? Steinback Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 9 04-26-2008 07:27 PM
Makinon 28mm f/2.8 manual deadwolfbones Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 2 10-02-2007 07:23 AM
Makinon 2x teleconverter mediaslinky Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 0 07-05-2007 06:05 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:39 PM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]