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01-27-2009, 07:21 PM   #1
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Will this M42 to K adapter work ? thanks.

Just bought my first M42 lens off of ebay. Will this work?

M42 To Pentax K Mount Adapter Use M42 Lenses On Digital - eBay (item 390025327507 end time Feb-18-09 07:54:36 PST)

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It will.

Be veryyy careful if any of your lenses focus stiffly...
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It will.

Be veryyy careful if any of your lenses focus stiffly...
What do you mean by if my lenses focus stiffly. Are you talking about the M42 lense I am buying, or are you saying using this adapter on my K10D can possibly do damge that I have to watch out for stiff focus with all my lenses.

I assume, the above adapter will allow for infinity focus and doesn't have the thick flange.

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Yeah, it'll focus to infinity.

It's that the springs on the cheaper adapter have been known to fail...either flex or straight break...allowing the lens to do what it will. There are a few members on here who have experienced falls/catches.

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Some adapters won't allow the lens to focus to infinity. I bought the Pentax brand adapter for my camera. Never had any trouble with it. Did with aftermarket though.
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It's that the springs on the cheaper adapter have been known to fail...either flex or straight break...allowing the lens to do what it will. There are a few members on here who have experienced falls/catches.
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