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K-M42 Adapter back in stock at Adorama $29
Posted By: Docrwm, 05-31-2013, 02:29 PM

Pentax Adapter B - Adapts Pentax K Bodies to Screw Mount Lenses 30120


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05-31-2013, 08:31 PM   #2
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Is there any such deal in Australia? The shipping costs are huge by Adorama!
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un-cripple the mount!!!!!!!!!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by 2her0ck Quote
Is there any such deal in Australia? The shipping costs are huge by Adorama!
Yeah I am blown away by the shipping cost too. Any dealer in Australia?

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QuoteOriginally posted by mythguy9 Quote
Yeah I am blown away by the shipping cost too. Any dealer in Australia?
The only place I can find is the Pentax Web Store but they are selling it for AU$59 and you pay extra for shipping (I think).

If they had a $29 deal with free shipping in Aussy then I would buy atleast 2 adapters!
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Would the shipping be combined if a few were bought in? I need one too, if we could get one shipment we could split the ridiculous postal charges.
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just ordered one from Canada

(un!)Fortunately, I discovered this particular forum today, saw this thread and decided to check it out. I have *barely* started to stray into Manual Lense territory but decided a good start would be to get the real adapter (and try not to be infected with LBA!). After seeing Henry's bargain price of $89.99 Canadian for the same thing, I decided to create an account on Adorama and go for it.

For anyone that's interested, I actually tried to add two adapters to my cart before checking out, and it seems that the shipping price didn't change, so if you know anyone who needs one too, you can save on shipping that way. FWIW, this is what it cost me to order it from Ontario, Canada :
Price $ 29.95
Tax: $ 3.89
Shipping Cost: $ 14.70
Total: $ 48.54

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I might go through checkout and see what it totals for one, it's $59 each for the adaptor from Pentax and postage is on top of that.

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Holy crap, they want $59 to send a little metal ring to me, the adaptor only cost $29 itself, that is insane!
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Ouch! That's a lot for a "ring"! I feel your pain - living right next to the US, I sometimes see things that will ship FOR free to Hawaii and Alaska, one which has to go halfway across the Pacific Ocean to reach, the other, through Canada, but to have it shipped to Toronto, which is 1.5 hours away from the border, almost DOUBLES the price. And as bad as that is, it actually sometimes costs even more than that to buy it locally.

Did you try this? Pentax M42 adaptor|M42 lens| Pentax K I know it's not the real Pentax one, but I've read in many forums that it was a pretty good ring. That was going to be my next bet if the Pentax one ended up costing too much. Incidentally, I just got a note from Adorama saying that the item is backordered, so it remains to be seen if I'll get it.
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Has anyone had the sticking problem with it? Would save probably around $30 so if there have been any problems with it I may as well go with the genuine.
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Well, I haven't tried these myself, but from what I've been reading online, they seem to be not too shabby. Some of the links I checked out:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/143153-m42-adaptors-good-bad.html
Sun 24mm f2.5 M42
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/201014-pentax-...ing-issue.html

I tried 'ordering' it off that site, but put Australia as the destination, and got this price:
Sub Total: $24.73
Delivery: $14.01
Total: $38.74

Not sure what the tax is like in Australia, but that's not a bad price. I think those are in US Dollars. Good luck with your shopping!
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I got my adapter from Samy's for $29 shipped. I've also got a helios lens coming from Russia. Hopefully should be here in about a week.
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It looks like the SRB adaptors are safe, thanks peeps!
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I ordered one on backorder a few weeks ago and just got the tracking number today -

there may be new stock - though the site still says backorder
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