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06-20-2013, 11:14 AM   #1
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Hello! Excited to be part of this community-just received my K-30 yesterday. I have one question regarding using an old lens with the K-30:

Have an old Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm lens, does not completely mount as there is a tiny ~1/8" metal flange that prevents it from completely locking with the camera body. I can still focus and take photos, but I'm afraid a small jolt will knock the lens out of the body while shooting. Is there an adapter that will fix this problem? Or is this lens just not compatible?

I appreciate any help and suggestions!

06-20-2013, 11:43 AM   #2
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Bonjour from France and welcome to PF ... I do not know about this Vivitar lens, post your question in the lens forum section ... good luck, J

Maybe try here : https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/lens-clubs/88217-vivitar-lens-club-share-beauty.html
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Welcome aboard, look after and enjoy your new arrival.
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This may be the "Ricoh Pin" - do a search.
and then check out the Vivitar club in the Lens section!

Welcome aboard.

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Welcome to the Forums. Is the flange near the shutter lever (a metal lever sticking out of the back of the lens). If it is then the fange can be ground down. so that it will fit on the DSLR. Several of the older lens manufacturers put a larger flange on their lens It will work fine on an SLR but not on a DSLR You can remove the flange easily, and it will still work on your film cameras. I have one lens I had to do it to.

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06-20-2013, 08:12 PM   #6
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Thank you, Jean, kerrowdown, terr-or, patrick9, for your warm welcome!

I've briefly checked the Rico Pin posts and don't believe this is the same issue as this lens does not appear to have any pins on the mounting end. Also don't think this is the flange near the shutter lever causing the issue.

I have posted the same question and some photos in the correct forum:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/228548-vivitar...-mounting.html
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