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A-mount to K-mount Adapter, Finally!

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    Posted: 10 December 2013 at 02:28
Check this out. I might finally be able to get more use out of my Minolta A-mount lenses.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-CATCAN-adapter-for-SONY-MAF-mount-to-PENTAX-K-mount-MAF-PK-ADAPTER-/111132397535?pt=US_Lens_Adapters_Mounts_Tubes&hash=item19e001cfdf

Admittedly there is a correcting lens, but heck I think I could probably put up with that if I can use glass like my Minolta AF 100mm f2 on my K-5.

For those of us that shoot both A and K mounts, we can now get that much more out of both systems.
Main cameras: Pentax K-5 Mk.I, Sony A77 Mk.I, Olympus OM-D E-M1

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Blame Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 December 2013 at 08:50
Dunno.

If Pentax did a FF camera I would be over in a shot. I dream about it. Optical view finder, Steady Shot and the latest Sony sensor.

But they don't, Sigh.

Doubt that your 100/2 will still do what it does once the light has been strained through a cheap optical corrector.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Aavo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 December 2013 at 08:58
Pentax DSLRs are all the time been great.
a6500 & some nice e-mount af lenses 20/24/56/17-70/18-135 mm
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zekewhipper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 December 2013 at 23:13
Since I never could afford an A850, and I didn't care for where Sony was taking the Alpha line; I do most of my work now with a Pentax or Olympus. So I'm enthused.
Main cameras: Pentax K-5 Mk.I, Sony A77 Mk.I, Olympus OM-D E-M1

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They certainly are.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote wheatridger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 February 2014 at 04:23
Hope someone puts up some test results with this. Pentax's current SLRs are so much more appealing than any other brand, including Sony's. Pentaprisms, twin dials, weather sealing and low prices, with the latest sensors. I'd love to be part of that, but who wants to rebuild a full collection of lenses from scratch?
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Originally posted by wheatridger wheatridger wrote:

Hope someone puts up some test results with this. Pentax's current SLRs are so much more appealing than any other brand, including Sony's. Pentaprisms, twin dials, weather sealing and low prices, with the latest sensors. I'd love to be part of that, but who wants to rebuild a full collection of lenses from scratch?


Especially at Pentax lens prices. They're the most expensive of the 4 major DSLR manufacturers (Why 4? They're the ones that make APS-C sensor sized interchangeable lens cameras with some sort of mirror).
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