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09-13-2011, 06:33 AM   #1
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M42 Takumars on K5 ?

I have 5 M42 Super-Takumar lenses and I am thinking of picking up a K-7 or K-5. How can I use these MF lenses on the K-5? Will they meter and does the K-5 have focus confirmation? thanks

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QuoteOriginally posted by durr3 Quote
How can I use these MF lenses on the K-5?
You will need an M42 to K-Mount adapter (original pentax one is best, but any of them will work; some better than others)

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Will they meter and does the K-5 have focus confirmation?
Yes (they will meter in Aperture Value mode "AV") and Yes (focus confirmation will alert)...




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Thanks. I have a Pentax adapter. So all I will need is the body. Great.
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There are some settings you'll need to change. There is an article stickied in the beginners forum that will set you up.

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