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09-25-2016, 12:26 PM   #1
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Pentax lenses on mirror less camera

Hi, I have a doubt: can you use a Pentax lens (a da limited for example) on a mirror less camera like Sony a6000?

09-25-2016, 12:38 PM   #2
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Hi. Yes, you can - with limitations. You'd need to use an adapter like this one:

Fotodiox Lens Mount Adapter w/Aperture Dial, Pentax K: Amazon.co.uk: Camera & Photo

You would have to focus manually, and set the aperture using the adapter... but it would work. Note that many adapters do not have built in aperture control, so be careful when selecting one if you decide to do this
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Thank you. Seems it will not work as I intended it.

I was hoping to use the A6000 with like a da 40..da21.. If you put that adapter you likely double the size of the lens... and in trying to escape manual focus already..
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QuoteOriginally posted by taita87 Quote
Thank you. Seems it will not work as I intended it.

I was hoping to use the A6000 with like a da 40..da21.. If you put that adapter you likely double the size of the lens... and in trying to escape manual focus already..
QuoteOriginally posted by taita87 Quote
If you put that adapter you likely double the size of the lens
And this is exactly why the idea of K-mount mirrorless hasn't taken off so far.

Regardless, there are quite a few users adapting Pentax lenses to their Sony cameras, so you'll certainly get good results as long as you're willing to live with the manual focusing and aperture.


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you are better off adapting older lenses with an aperture ring. then you do not need a fancy adapter.
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I actually have a k-x and I'm planning on buying a af lens because I'm not that good at manual focusing...
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The DA lenses work great on the K01 ☺

So there's at least one mirrorless without problems...

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Manual focus on mirrorless tends to be a little easier. Focus peaking and magnified liveview work quite well. (And peaking in a color other than white is quite helpful)!

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