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11-15-2012, 02:33 PM   #16
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thanks!

so for example, when i will remove clip and mount adapters on m42 lenses, its safe to order even the cheapest ones? its safe because i will remove clip?

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QuoteOriginally posted by romansolar Quote
thanks elliott, THoog

what do you mean with "square off the edges of the bayonet lugs" ?
On the adapters I bought the edges were rounded, this allowed the lugs to slip past the tabs in the camera. It might not happen on all bodies, but it happened on mine, so I ground them square.

This image shows the difference between an official adapter and a knock-off. The one on the right is the official one, notice how it has very square edges on the bayonet lugs. The one on the left has a sloped edge, this can allow the adapter to over rotate in the mount and get stuck.
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oh i see ! fantastic, thank you. i will be very careful, will do observation before installing

so far i cant find genuine adapter here within marketplace, but i found following stores, which one will be your choice?

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Pentax Manual Focus ADAPTER SCREW MOUNT TO K-MOUNT - KEH.com
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Roman, you cannot always be sure with KEH because they do not always use exact photos. However, that one really does look like the genuine Pentax adapter and that is the correct price for it. The generic ones should be much cheaper.

My opinion is if you are just getting one, spend the extra money and get the Pentax one if you can find it. If you want to use an adapter on each lens then go with the generics as it is too expensive to buy Pentax ones for each lens.

Also here is an excellent article on using M42 lenses on Pentax DSLRs. You should read through before you try, it will save you some confusion: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-beginners-corner-q/110658-using-ma...x-dslrs-f.html

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FWIW, B&H list the genuine Pentax adapter as "temporarily out of stock"
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QuoteOriginally posted by romansolar Quote
so far i cant find genuine adapter here within marketplace
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/photographic-equipment-sale/202198-sale-1...-adapters.html
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/photographic-equipment-sale/203185-sale-t...2-k-adptr.html
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/photographic-equipment-sale/203108-sale-d...-b-w-film.html

These all seem to be still current/available. Hope that helps.
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QuoteOriginally posted by OrchidJulie Quote
FWIW, B&H list the genuine Pentax adapter as "temporarily out of stock"
And Pentaximaging.com doesn't list it at all.

The Pentax Japan web store has it for ~$55.

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thank you all for valuable feedback!

i will check mentioned articles, links and marketplace

will come back with updates

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