Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
01-05-2012, 03:06 PM   #1
Senior Member
noquarter15's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Albany, NY
Posts: 201
Feedback Score: 28 (100%)
Nikon to K Mount adapter

Looking for an adapter to use a Nikon macro and a wide angle lens on my *ist ds, not sure how well the ones on ebay (from china) work. Wondering if anyone has one or can recommend one.

01-05-2012, 04:21 PM   #2
Veteran Member
RioRico's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Limbo, California
Posts: 11,264
Feedback Score: 2 (100%)
Do you mean adapters like this one? Macro Nikon Lens to Pentax PK Mount Adapter K-r K-7 K-5 K-20D K-x K-m K-10D Kr | eBay

It would work. Any Nikon lens used would only focus very close, in a macro range. A wide angle lens would focus so close that the objective may touch the subject, so this adapter would be better for long lenses.
01-05-2012, 05:32 PM   #3
Senior Member
noquarter15's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Albany, NY
Posts: 201
Feedback Score: 28 (100%)
Original Poster
Yes, like that. so that would only with with my macro f mount then?
01-05-2012, 06:17 PM   #4
Veteran Member
Harish Hegde's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cypress,OC,CA
Posts: 495
Feedback Score: 3 (100%)
QuoteOriginally posted by noquarter15 Quote
Looking for an adapter to use a Nikon macro and a wide angle lens on my *ist ds, not sure how well the ones on ebay (from china) work. Wondering if anyone has one or can recommend one.

I have Fotodiox adapters same as you see here........
http://www.amazon.com/Fotodiox-Lens-Mount-Adapter-adapter/dp/B003EAUBDE

I do not use them at all. I can sell it for a reasonable price. Let me know if you are interested.

Harish

01-05-2012, 07:47 PM   #5
Veteran Member
RioRico's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Limbo, California
Posts: 11,264
Feedback Score: 2 (100%)
QuoteOriginally posted by noquarter15 Quote
Yes, like that. so that would only with with my macro f mount then?
It will push any F lens into close-focus or macro range. You didn't say how long your macro and wide-angle lenses are, what focal lengths. And I don't know exactly how thick the adapters are; Harish may be able to tell you. All I can say for sure is that any F lens using such an adapter will lose infinity focus and gain close focus -- the shorter the lens, the closer the focus. Good luck!
01-06-2012, 08:25 AM   #6
Senior Member
noquarter15's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Albany, NY
Posts: 201
Feedback Score: 28 (100%)
Original Poster
my macro is a 60mm and my wide is 10-24mm. So any adapter I use I will lose infinity?
thanks for all the responses. btw
01-06-2012, 11:52 AM   #7
Veteran Member
RioRico's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Limbo, California
Posts: 11,264
Feedback Score: 2 (100%)
QuoteOriginally posted by noquarter15 Quote
my macro is a 60mm and my wide is 10-24mm. So any adapter I use I will lose infinity?
The 60mm would be usable on the adapter. The zoom would not be very usable -- focus would be too close. And yes, you lose infinity focus on ANY lens with ANY glassless adapter.

Optical adapters exist. These act as short teleconverters, probably around 1.2x. They also degrade image quality a bit, so whatever was special about the lenses is lost.
01-07-2012, 07:20 PM   #8
Senior Member
noquarter15's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Albany, NY
Posts: 201
Feedback Score: 28 (100%)
Original Poster
I see, so I should just stick to Pentax lenses with my *ist ds body is the lesson here.

01-07-2012, 10:29 PM   #9
Veteran Member
RioRico's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Limbo, California
Posts: 11,264
Feedback Score: 2 (100%)
QuoteOriginally posted by noquarter15 Quote
I see, so I should just stick to Pentax lenses with my *ist ds body is the lesson here.
Not necessarily. A valuable lens may be worth a Leitax conversion -- that will be in the rough neighborhood of US$100. A not-so-valuable lens can be modified ('chopped') to fit a PK mount. NOTE: These options are only for manual-focus F-mount lenses, no AF.

If you have an inexpensive lens that you won't mind sacrificing, ie it loses its resale value, then a Dremel metal-cutting blade, properly applied, can let most Nikon lenses work on a Pentax camera, IF the lens weighs under 450g / 1lb or so. If this interests you, I can point you to my posts detailing how it's done.
 

Bookmarks
  • 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!
adapter, nikon
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nikon to Pentax/Mount Adapter NicZh Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 12 10-25-2012 10:58 AM
For Sale - Sold: FotoDiox K-mount to m43 mount adapter w/ aperture control deejjjaaaa Sold Items 3 08-04-2011 10:06 AM
PK to Nikon mount adapter? Duh_Vinci Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 9 12-19-2010 09:39 PM
K-Mount to Screw Mount Adapter Ring is Stuck steve101a Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 27 03-24-2010 02:59 AM
Need words of wisdom from users of T-mount adapter for K mount. Graystar Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 5 01-27-2010 05:21 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:28 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, 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?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top