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03-29-2013, 01:45 PM   #1
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Proper Fit Between the Adapter Q Mount and the Camera Q Mount

On my equipment there is an uncomfortable (to me) amount of rotational free play at this connection. The cavity on the adapter, into which the detent on the camera engages to lock the two in place, is a milled slot instead of the round hole one usually encounters. The slot is perpendicular to the circumferece of the mount, so that's not the problem. It just seems that the slot is a bit wide resulting in a sloppy fit between the two. Has anyone else encountered this configuraion? There seems to be a 1to2 degree amount of rotatation. A bit too much for me to give it a pass. I'm tempted to order another adapter for comparison. Any thoughts and observations from others will be most appreciated. Thank you.


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On my equipment there is an uncomfortable (to me) amount of rotational free play at this connection. The cavity on the adapter, into which the detent on the camera engages to lock the two in place, is a milled slot instead of the round hole one usually encounters. The slot is perpendicular to the circumferece of the mount, so that's not the problem. It just seems that the slot is a bit wide resulting in a sloppy fit between the two. Has anyone else encountered this configuraion? There seems to be a 1to2 degree amount of rotatation. A bit too much for me to give it a pass. I'm tempted to order another adapter for comparison. Any thoughts and observations from other will be most appreciated. Thank you.
All adapters will feel like this. It's a bit worse with third-party adapters, but because of the small size of the Q mount, even the genuine Pentax adapter has a little bit of play.

The issue is discussed in our review of the Pentax adapter:
Pentax K to Q-mount Adapter - Introduction - PentaxForums.com

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03-29-2013, 01:56 PM   #3
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Thank you Adam

Now I do remember that part of the review. I'll relax and let it be.
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