Quote Originally Posted by Bill Mitchell
The 35-80 is actually a very good lens, certainly better than the one that Pentax makes now (bow-wow). It's only drawback is that, being an early zoom lens, for closeups/macro it only works at the 80mm end.

Macro ability is not an important feature for me (I'd rather buy a dedicated macro lens and/or a bellows for that) so it wouldn't matter. The one thing that I would need is the actual Adaptall-M42 ring, so if I can snatch one on eBay it could be a good deal.