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03-25-2011, 01:14 AM   #1
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Pentax 67 Lenses Adapted to...

I have used my P67 lenses on my P645NII to good effect, and of course there's a current surge in such adapting for the new P645D. I almost bought a 645D, but I do like the P67 form factor. This and a few other things led me to Leica S2... with an adapter for P67 lenses!


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Interesting approach. First question: where did you get a 67/Leica adapter? You'll certainly have access to more lenses than most S2 users!
Second question: does anybody ever use that handrail?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Thomas Quote
Second question: does anybody ever use that handrail?
Apparently, the birds use it all the time...
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I like that 6:9 aspect of the camera. What 67 lens are you using? The metadata says 70mm.


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Sorry about the "crappy" picture; somehow I had it in mind it was shot with the Pentax 100 Macro, clearly not... that's the camera's standard 70mm f/2.5 Summarit. I'll see if I have a decent 100mm pic when I get to the office.

The adapter is made by Kim Camera in South Korea, starting with a Pentax extension tube to provide the P67 bayonet end, then the inward half with the Leica bayonet is a new machining, and the two parts are joined. There are no mechanical or electrical parts; no diaphragm control. They sell them on eBay for $750.

Dale Photo in Florida is another source for the same item. I don't see it on their website, but I spoke with David Farkas there... The adapters arrive in batches, and Dale checks each one for correct infinity register and other QA matters with a reject rate of several percent. Price is $600.

This adapter does bring up some interesting possibilities for the S2... for one there are suddenly two usable zooms. I have the 55-100mm and will give it a try. The 45mm is apparently a good performer on this camera. The Leica lenses are optically exquisite (and weather sealed) but very expensive... The Pentax-67 lenses will add affordable versatility as "look" or character lenses at the least. They may or may not perform the same on the S2 as on the 645D.

The pic is the back of Jack's house. I don't think he's used that back door for a while, seeing the spider webs. Not much room in the back, just enough to park one car, as it's hemmed in by an auto dealership detail shop on two sides. Pic shot from the alley. House has an exterior A-frame roof truss with a horizontal beam that the birds seem to like. Piles of bird doo all along the back, not just the railing and stairs...
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Here's one wide open at f/4 with the Pentax 100mm macro lens. The camera "thought" it was f/6.8, and in post I reduced the exposure by almost a stop. Have to arrange more accurate exposure to protect the highlights...

This is one of the few instances where I was approached aggressively about shooting... I know the guy who drives this truck; he's a tenant of mine. As I was shooting, a car stopped, blocking traffic, and a guy in a safety vest got out and asked what I was doing. He went around this side of the truck to see for himself, saying he was a trucker and figured on "protecting" fellow truckers from trouble. I said if there's any trouble here, he's the one starting it, and walked away.
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A couple more shots to update this thread.... anyone else using P67 lenses adapted to other cameras? These are the 2.8/75mm AL on a Leica S2.




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I was wondering about these lenses for the 645z

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I've used P67 lenses on my 645NII. The Pentax adapter includes auto-diaphragm operation but not auto-focus since P67 lenses don't have AF. More convenient than the Leica S adapter which is totally "dumb" and one will use the lens stop-down lever for a kind of "pre-set" operation.

I've wondered why there's no adapter to fit P645 lenses to the Leica S...
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QuoteOriginally posted by GreatFrog Quote
I was wondering about these lenses for the 645z
...and the 165LS and 300mm M* from the 67 produce excellent results on the 645Z with the Fotodiox 67-645 adapter!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Dougg Quote
A couple more shots to update this thread.... anyone else using P67 lenses adapted to other cameras? These are the 2.8/75mm AL on a Leica S2.



Nice rendition in both images.....especially the horses which shows great depth in that light....I did not try the 75mm yet on the 645Z, but results like this make it a tempting proposition!....is there a significant difference between the image quality between the 67 and Leica lenses?
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Nice rendition in both images.....especially the horses which shows great depth in that light....I did not try the 75mm yet on the 645Z, but results like this make it a tempting proposition!....is there a significant difference between the image quality between the 67 and Leica lenses?
Thanks... Most newer Pentax-67 lenses are excellent, while the Leica S lenses are technically superior and benefiting from more recent sophisticated computer design... maintaining contrast and resolution across the field even at wide apertures. Stopped down there's less difference, but there may be a difference in character of the rendering. The horses photo seems to have something more, and that 75 aspheric has shown its excellence on the big Pentax as well. I'd even say the P67 75mm f/2.8 is superior on the P645NII to that camera's native 75mm f/2.8. Along with the 4/100mm Macro, the 2.8/75mm AL is one of the last P67 lenses to be available, and so is less commonly found.

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I use my 6x7 lenses on my Leica SL2 (35mm film SLR) via a Zoerk adapter from Germany. I take a 6x7 and Leica when travelling, so the adapter allows for fewer lenses to be taken. Agree that the newer Pentax 67 lens designs are quite good and work well on the Leica. Love the 300 M*, 165LS and 55-100 zoom.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Dougg Quote
Along with the 4/100mm Macro, the 2.8/75mm AL is one of the last P67 lenses to be available, and so is less commonly found.
The 75AL was not produced to the same scale of release as all of the other SMC Pentax 67 lenses when the 67II came out, so it has a sort of 'limited edition', bespoke appeal to it. The performance of the lens speaks for itself of course, and successful photographers are hanging to the lens. This scarcity of used lenses coming onto the market pushes up the prices — to a sensible point before price gouging takes place (typically among Japanese eBay sellers). The lens has been seen for between $1,250 and $2,300, with the average around $1,600, mint/NIB/NOSWP.
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