Problem mounting Vivitar 28mm 1:2 on Pentax MZ-6

Discussion in 'Pentax' started by Leigh Wedding, Oct 13, 2004.

  1. My problem is I purchased a second hand Vivitar 28mm 1:2 Auto
    Wide-Angle lens, Pentax K-mount. However the lens does not actually
    go far enough into my Pentax MZ-6 camera mount to be able to rotate it
    to lock into the mount. Is this a known problem with this lens/body
    combination, or could it be a fault with either the lens or the
    camera? I thought that any Pentax K-mount lens would be able to
    attach to the MZ-6.

    Any clues?
    Thanks,
    Leigh.
     
    Leigh Wedding, Oct 13, 2004
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  2. Leigh Wedding

    me Guest

    No other brand has the level of compatibility that Pentax does, the lens
    should work. It is unlikely that the body is at fault. Do you have a
    Pentax lens that fits/works with this body? Have you compared this lens to
    a working lens? Is the aperture lever bent? Does anything look bent or
    damaged? Do you have a warranty? Can you return the lens or did you get
    screwed at ebay? Good luck with your problem.
     
    me, Oct 13, 2004
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  3. : My problem is I purchased a second hand Vivitar 28mm 1:2 Auto
    : Wide-Angle lens, Pentax K-mount. However the lens does not actually
    : go far enough into my Pentax MZ-6 camera mount to be able to rotate it
    : to lock into the mount. Is this a known problem with this lens/body
    : combination, or could it be a fault with either the lens or the
    : camera? I thought that any Pentax K-mount lens would be able to
    : attach to the MZ-6.

    : Any clues?
    : Thanks,
    : Leigh.

    Whatever you do, don't force it. You can damage the metering coupling
    pin on a ZX/MZ series camera if you do. (This is the voice of bitter
    experience speaking.)

    I once got a used Vivitar Series One 70-210 zoom. It was labelled as
    a Pentax K-mount zoom, but it didn't fit correctly. It was only after
    I damaged the mount on my ZX-M that I notice that someone had swapped
    the Pentax mount for one from a different system. Apparently someone had
    scavenged a different mount and put it on the lens. It was only after
    doing the damage that I notice that the mount, though close in size to
    a Pentax K-mount, was not what was labelled. (Except for metering,
    the camera still works.)

    I would not be surprised if the same thing has been done to your lens.

    Warren B. Hapke
     
    Warren B. Hapke, Oct 13, 2004
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  4. Follow up to my own problem, I found the answer on the PDML. It is
    due to the extra generous flange on the mount of this lens.
    http://www.mail-archive.com//msg109462.html
    gives some details of the flange and how to remove it.

    Leigh.
     
    Leigh Wedding, Oct 14, 2004
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  5. Leigh Wedding

    me Guest

    Are you going to grind off the flange? Sounds desperate to me and I'm well
    equipped to handle such a task. But if you can't return it then at least
    you might be able to make it useable, provided you haven't already damaged
    the body. Let me know how it turns out.

    me
     
    me, Oct 15, 2004
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