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01-15-2015, 09:42 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Catch-In Focus with Takumar [135/3.5] lenses on K-5II?

Well, with K-mount lenses, there isn't any problem, because pins are covered with metal from lens and, therefore, there is a contact. With Super Takumar 135/3.5 lens, pins are free from any "touch" and there's a lots of free space between pins and the lens. I pushed a little the second pin with key, and CIF was working, but that's not the solution. What do you recommend to do?


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There are lots of threads about shorting the pins to enable CiF. Metallic tape or a piece of aluminum foil taped to the mount are the usual fix.
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You can buy a flanged adapter.
It won't be genuine Pentax, but some people report success with then. Just make sure it is a type that is well-machined, so it will fit and won't get stuck on the camera.
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I think I'll try with metal (duct) tape or something similar.

Hvala. (:

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QuoteOriginally posted by malenisjaj Quote
I think I'll try with metal (duct) tape or something similar.

Hvala. (:
The easiest solution is to cut a little kidney shape foil from aluminum food tray; use it as shim between the lens and mount to short the pins.
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I glued aluminium foil on sticky tape and then tape it on contacts. It works.
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