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10-11-2017, 11:22 AM   #1
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Pentax to M4/3rd adapter?? - Help

Hello,

I recently purchased a Panasonic G85 at a really great price (body only - $575.00, mostly for video/4k)... but it didn't come with any lenses. I figured that I could simply adapt my Pentax lenses to the camera and shoot manual anyways.

I originally purchased this lens adapter:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FAA5NJI/ref=psdc_3347851_t3_B0048AG03Y?tag=pentaxforums-20&

It arrived today, and I was excited to begin shooting. The adapter above attaches really well to the lens, and even better allows for a smooth control of the Aperature, even if it is only electronic on the lens. Amazing! However, sadly the adapter does not attach to the camera. In one of the reviews, it said that it successfully attaches between a K-50 and Olypmus Em5ii. Panasonic and Olympus should have the same mount m43rds... so I am confused why it doesn't work, if Panasonic G85 is also M4/3rd... if I am doing something incorrect? (such a thing as bad copy?)

Or if you have a different suggestion?? I would prefer the aperature control wheel like this one, but not married to it.

Thanks,

10-11-2017, 12:10 PM   #2
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Spec is correct - shouldn't be a problem!
Have a look at this pic of the M43 mount to see if the mount on your adapter looks the same (ignoring contacts).

https://www.dpreview.com/files/p/articles/1439753799/images/Adapter.jpeg

Post a pic, and measurements, of the bayonet if you can so we can have a look.
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Perhaps the supplier sent the wrong adapter? I can't think of any other explanation. The Panasonic G85 has an M4/3 mount and the Amazon page shows an M4/3 adapter.
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Thank you all for the feedback... After looking at the adapter, it does appear that they sent the wrong one. It says DA - FX (Fuji), instead of M43rds label. So I will be sending back. My new adapter should be coming tomorrow (from different company)... not sure how much I will trust Fotasy (though part of me wonders if they truly are different), which is a shame since the adapter appears to be very solidly built... and I do/did love the aperature control.

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QuoteOriginally posted by landofcourtness Quote
... not sure how much I will trust Fotasy
Fotasy is a good Brand they have nothing to do with why you got the wrong adapter..it is the Amazon retailer that sent you the wrong adapter
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