first try with Pentax s m lens on 1stDL

Discussion in 'Pentax' started by dtong22, Dec 10, 2005.

  1. dtong22

    dtong22 Guest

    I am a newbie and had a Pentax dslr.

    Just this morning, I went to a major store in Toronto and bought an
    adaptor for screw mount. I saw they have screw mount lens by the
    buckets and I believe they are selling them by weight. None of the
    lens have front and back caps. I can imagine they move those lens by
    pourning the lens from bucket to bucket. Andi I am not talking about
    flea market where they are selling

    Back home, I put the mount in my dslr and load up a 1970 Tamron 35-70
    and shot all in manual. I have no clue what the aperture was and it
    must be stuck almost at 3. Very wide indeed. It is real fun and I
    think Pentax should have publicized this .

    Am I looking at the prospect of digging up more moldy dusty lens
    dating back 30 -40 yrs?

    I am still experiementing.

    This weekend is likely to be exciting

    dtong22, Dec 10, 2005
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  2. dtong22

    Guest Guest

    This is indeed a fun thing to do and in many cases really improves the
    shot showing how well made some of these older lenses are. If you really
    want some great inormation on Pentax dslr and older M42 lenses try this
    group dedicatied to Spotmatics and manual cameras but many also have the
    Pentax DSLRs and mix it up.
    Guest, Dec 11, 2005
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  3. dtong22

    Paul Mitchum Guest

    If the Tamron says 'Adaptall' on it, you can find a Pentax K/A mount for
    it and use it without the M42 adaptor. If it says SP or CF on it, I want
    to find out if they have any more in the refuse bin. :)

    Also, I've written up some things about using *ist D[S/L/S2] with manual
    lenses. You might find something useful in one or two of them:
    Paul Mitchum, Dec 11, 2005
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    Pete D Guest

    Nice work, sorry do have time to read through right now but have book marked
    it for later, have you updated the site since the ver 2.0 firmware has come

    Pete D, Dec 11, 2005
  5. dtong22

    dtong22 Guest

    If the Tamron says 'Adaptall' on it, you can find a Pentax K/A mount for

    it is a tamron 35-55 cf macro 64 -34 degree 1: 3.5-4.5 adaptall
    i did not look at the contents of those bins .
    the tamron is mine since the 70s which sparked off these little hunt
    amongst the condemned
    i am reading your article to see if i have better control of the lens

    dtong22, Dec 11, 2005
  6. dtong22

    dtong22 Guest

    Hi Paul,

    There are used adapter from B&H at $20 plus $20 for shipping to
    Canada. Is the price right? Is it better off trying to find some either
    on the web or local photo store (in Toronto)?

    dtong22, Dec 14, 2005
  7. dtong22

    Paul Mitchum Guest

    I've seen them anywhere from $20-40 US. You'll have to figure out if
    it's worth $40 to you.

    Interestingly enough, I bought a P/KA adaptor from B&H, and shipping was
    nowhere near $20. Maybe there's some kind of tax situation on
    international shipping.. I'm in the US.

    You could also try ebay.
    Paul Mitchum, Dec 14, 2005
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