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06-02-2012, 10:35 PM   #1
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HELP! Contax Yashica mount CY Lens to Pentax K

I have T* 85 f1.4 mount contax/yashica look like new,now i want use it on my K200D and i found "Optical Contax Yashica C/Y Lens To Pentax PK Camera Adapter". So any body use this adapter?

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The adapter will fit any Pentax SLR body. The adapter will also turn your lens into something like a 110/1.8 with reduced IQ. If it was a cheap C/Y lens, I'd recommend my simple modification, using a Dremel to trim the bayonet blades. But for a lens of that value, you should consider a Leitax mod or kit.
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The adapter will fit any Pentax SLR body. The adapter will also turn your lens into something like a 110/1.8 with reduced IQ. If it was a cheap C/Y lens, I'd recommend my simple modification, using a Dremel to trim the bayonet blades. But for a lens of that value, you should consider a Leitax mod or kit.
The "Leitax mount" is expensive and Leitax didn't ship to Vietnam. So are there an other way make C/Y lens to Pentax body?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Hptx Quote
The "Leitax mount" is expensive and Leitax didn't ship to Vietnam. So are there an other way make C/Y lens to Pentax body?
Leitax has less expensive competitors who sell on eBay. Other than that...sell the lens and buy a ZK version or find someone willing to trade it for the ZK version.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Hptx Quote
The "Leitax mount" is expensive and Leitax didn't ship to Vietnam. So are there an other way make C/Y lens to Pentax body?
The Leitax also only works on MM lenses, not the AE version, so that's something to be aware of as well.
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Leitax has less expensive competitors who sell on eBay. Other than that...sell the lens and buy a ZK version or find someone willing to trade it for the ZK version.
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The Leitax also only works on MM lenses, not the AE version, so that's something to be aware of as well.
In VN,T* 50 1.4 ZK mount sale 750$ but i have T* 85 1.4 AEG
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Get a NEX body to use your lens. You could probably get a used NEX 3 for less than the conversion and shipping, and it sounds like your version can't be converted, per bimjo. Another option is the Samsung NX as those are very cheap used.
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Frogfish has someone local to him that does the conversion to the K mount. I would email him, as he is in Shanghai.I would sell the lens and find a Pentax Tak (M42) or K, M, A lens. They are not quite as fast f1.8 bit the Tak is equal to the CZ 85/2.8 in sharpness and everything else. Just a thought....



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Get a NEX body to use your lens. You could probably get a used NEX 3 for less than the conversion and shipping, and it sounds like your version can't be converted, per bimjo. Another option is the Samsung NX as those are very cheap used.
That's what I did (NEX-5N) & haven't looked back since.
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