Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
05-24-2009, 04:20 AM   #1
Junior Member
eSFotos's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 26
Hi, new here and a question ...

Greetings from Sydney Australia.
Just joined the forum.

I don't call myself a Pentax user but have a Spotmatic and just won an ME Super. So I have to hang around here for a while ..
What I also have is a fair share of M42 lenses that I use on the Spotty and DSLRs.

However, I don't have any K mount lenses, so here is my question:
Can some one recommend good M42 -> PK adapter that allows me to focus infinity?

Cheers
Edward

05-24-2009, 04:31 AM   #2
Pentaxian
ChrisPlatt's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Queens NYC
Posts: 4,864
Hi Edward. Welcome to Pentaxforums and especially to the film forum!

I have never heard a report of any problem with the Asahi Pentax brand adapter.
Not so other brands. IMO the OEM Pentax adapter is worth the extra money.

Chris
05-24-2009, 11:39 AM   #3
Veteran Member
KungPOW's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,702
+1 for the Pentax adapter.
05-24-2009, 01:10 PM   #4
Site Supporter
stevebrot's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Vancouver (USA)
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 27,479
2+ for the Pentax adapter


Steve

05-24-2009, 02:58 PM   #5
Inactive Account




Join Date: May 2008
Location: Forest Park, Georgia/Jacksonville, Florida
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 633
3+ for the Pentax adapter. I have an offbrand (will not focus to infinity) and the Pentax adapter. There's no comparison as far as quality goes.

CW
05-24-2009, 03:09 PM   #6
Loyal Site Supporter
rayallen's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Forresters Beach, Central Coast, NSW, Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,690
Pentax Adapter ONLY

Yes, what the others have said. Don't even consider a cheaper alternative. The genuine Pentax adapter is the only one to go for. Others may look similar but they don't work like the genuine Pentax one. Don't ask me how I know.

I don't know what the price is for one in Australia. I got mine directly from the US.
05-24-2009, 04:05 PM   #7
Junior Member
eSFotos's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 26
Original Poster
Cheers guys,

Call me a cheapskate but this genuine Pentax adapter is more expensive than my ME Super
Well, still cheaper than buying a set of K mount lenses ...

cheers
Edward
05-24-2009, 05:02 PM   #8
Inactive Account




Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Santa Teresa, New Mexico
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,130
QuoteOriginally posted by eSFotos Quote
Cheers guys,

Call me a cheapskate but this genuine Pentax adapter is more expensive than my ME Super
cheers
Edward
So go ahead and get one of the other adapters. Perhaps ruin your ME Super. But then you will not need an adapter since you will not have a functioning K-mount body.

05-24-2009, 06:07 PM   #9
Junior Member
eSFotos's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 26
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by wlank Quote
So go ahead and get one of the other adapters. Perhaps ruin your ME Super. But then you will not need an adapter since you will not have a functioning K-mount body.
What's 'the other adapter', Bill?
Are you referring to one with wider flange?
Or is there other adapters that will ruin the camera?
I am asking because I want to know, even though I ordered a Pentax adapter.

cheers
Edward
05-24-2009, 08:17 PM   #10
Loyal Site Supporter
rayallen's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Forresters Beach, Central Coast, NSW, Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,690
Other Adapters

There are two types of "other" Adapters:

- the wider ones that do not click in level with the lens mount face. These will not allow you to focus to infinity and you specifically said you wanted to do that. Avoid them.

- the ones that click in level with the lens mount face and which look like the Pentax ones but are not genuine. They usually come with a tool to remove them (you can remove the Pentax one with a fingernail) and then you have to practice with that tool to remove them easily.

I'm glad to see that you have ordered the genuine one. Even though it might be a little more expensive it is money well spent and you won't regret it. Believe me!
I have both types and I have NEVER used the non-genuine one since I got the genuine one.
05-24-2009, 10:35 PM   #11
Veteran Member




Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 365
I've had both the real and the knockoff M42 to K adapter, and while both were good (in that they performed flawlessley), I prefer the real adapter as it's nice and easy to get out of the mount. That and my M42 lenses seem to sit "straighter" on the genuine adapter compaired to the knockoff.
05-25-2009, 03:36 AM   #12
Veteran Member
Mike Cash's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Japan
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 6,952
I had a Roxsen adapter that worked perfectly well and provided good service to me for probably about 15,000 shots. It mounted as easily as the genuine Pentax adapter, came off with a just a fingernail, and focused to infinity just fine. The retention spring got iffy when it came to the 85/1.9, though, and I replaced it with a genuine Pentax adapter.

The Pentax adapter sits a bit deeper in the mount and I am more satisfied with it. Considering that the difference in cost is negligible, I would have to recommend the Pentax adapter. It just makes sense to spend a couple of extra bucks and buy something once rather than save a couple of bucks and later have to shell out for the Real Thing anyway.
05-25-2009, 04:46 AM   #13
Junior Member
eSFotos's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 26
Original Poster
Excellent guys.
Very helpful. Thanks.
Cheers
Edward
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
lenses, m42, question
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A Question for Everyone Fl_Gulfer Photographic Technique 34 11-02-2010 03:33 PM
question Danny Delcambre Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 10 01-02-2010 02:12 PM
A Question about K-7 oxidized Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 9 12-17-2009 09:56 AM
PP Question AOski Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 11 05-13-2009 01:26 PM
An Answer to a question and a question. granitic Pentax DSLR Discussion 5 02-23-2007 09:28 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:34 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top