Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 70,561   Posts: 1,545,292   Online: 768
      
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1

    Join Date
    May 2006
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    307

    M42 Lenses for K 1000

    I shoot a Pentax K1000, but there are alot of the M42 screw mount lenses that I want to use especially the 105mm. I know that I can use a K mount adaptor, but many have said that the lense does not work the same and that I will not be able to use my shutter and have to use the stop down method.

    Does anyone have any experience in this area? Should I get the K Mount adaptor and give it a shot?

    Jamusu

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Italia
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    4,680
    I don't remember if you'll need to manually stop the lens or not but that's the only issue. Give it a shot.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    May 2006
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    307
    Thanx Nick.

    I really good photographer advised that I get this size lense, but he does not shoot a K1000. I will give it a shot because I do not want another camera. I like my K1000 because of its simplicity...it makes me think. No automatic focus or depth of field preview. Either you fail or succeed which is good in my opinion because I am forced to learn my aperture and shutter combinations. When capturing and printing a good image all of the hard work pays off. This camera is the ultimate teacher.

    I guess I will give it a go.

    Thanx.

    I think I will give it a shot.

    Thanx.

  4. #4
    spiralcity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Chicago Il.
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    118
    I dont think youll be able to focus to infinity. I could be wrong, but I had this problem when using my Kawa adaptor to mount my M42's to my Nikons. I did find a proper adaptor thanks to an APUGER.

  5. #5
    Ole
    Ole is offline
    Ole's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Bergen, Norway
    Shooter
    Large Format
    Posts
    9,281
    Blog Entries
    1
    Images
    31
    You have to stop down to shoot which makes fo a dark viewfinder, but that's the only issue.

    I've used screw mount lenses on two modern Pentaxes - a MZ-5n and (dare I say it?) a K100D, and both work just fine with screw mount lenses. Even with LTM and a LTM-to-M42 screw adapter.
    -- Ole Tjugen, Luddite Elitist
    Norway

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,565
    Images
    47
    Quote Originally Posted by spiralcity View Post
    I dont think youll be able to focus to infinity. I could be wrong, but I had this problem when using my Kawa adaptor to mount my M42's to my Nikons. I did find a proper adaptor thanks to an APUGER.

    With the right adapter, you can focus to infinity. Pentax kept the lens to film distance the same when they changed to a bayonet mount. I don't think there is a glassless lens adapter for any other type of mount that allows infinity focussing with a M42 lens. Pentax has always had backwards lens compatibility, even with their latest DSLR.
    Rick Jason.
    "I'm still developing"

  7. #7

    Join Date
    May 2006
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    307
    Great. I will see what happens then!

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Phoeinx Arizona
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,343
    I have the Pentax adaptor and use with a ME and K1000 as well as a Chinon CE 5. With the ME and Chinon it will not meter with 28mm or wider lens, the adaptor shadows the meter, but works very well with long lens.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    May 2006
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    307
    Thanx Paul.



 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin