Common questions

What cameras use K mount lenses?

What cameras use K mount lenses?

The Pentax K-mount, sometimes referred to as the “PK-mount”, is a bayonet lens mount standard for mounting interchangeable photographic lenses to 35 mm single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras. It was created by Pentax in 1975, and has since been used by all Pentax 35 mm and digital SLRs and also the MILC Pentax K-01.

Do Pentax lenses fit all Pentax cameras?

Yes, all Pentax DSLRs accept all K-mount lenses. This includes autofocusing (if applicable), focus confirmation, metering, IS, etc. The oldest two series, K and M series (database), do not have aperture contacts, and thus do not work with Av and Tv mode.

Are Pentax lenses any good?

Their excellent build quality and feature-packed bodies are complimented well with some quite excellent Pentax lenses. Pentax users aren’t as spoiled for choice when it comes to lens selection when compared to the likes of Canon, Nikon, Sony, and even Fujifilm.

Will Pentax lenses fit Nikon?

If you have a SLR or DSLR camera and other maker/mount lenses, the Fotodiox Mount Adapters allow you to use your lenses on the film/digital camera body. This adapter allows Pentax K Lenses to fit on a Nikon camera body.

Do digital lenses work on film cameras?

To be clear, this means that Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K, Leica M, and Sony/Minolta A mount lenses can all work seamlessly on your film cameras and your digital cameras without the need for an adapter. Those of you who grew up with film may say nothing special.

Do Pentax lenses fit on Nikon?

Make the most of your existing collection of Pentax K-mount glass with this Vello Lens Adapter that will allow you to mount these lenses to a Nikon F-mount camera. This adapter enables the use of Pentax K lenses on Nikon F-mount cameras, meaning you can now use your existing stable of lenses on your current camera.

Can I use Pentax lenses on a Canon?

You need an adapter to mount Pentax K-mount lenses on any Canon camera body. The AE-1 is a Canon FD mount, so a search on Google for Pentax K to Canon FD will give you what you want. You will not find a Pentax K lens to Canon fd camera adapter.

What kind of camera can take a Pentax K mount?

Have a llok at the Pentax K-x, cracking camera for the money, will blow the Fuji S5700 away, and K Mount lenses will fit. Try and find an old Pentax K100D or K100D Super.

Can a Canon DSLR take a K mount lens?

Canon DSLRs and the mirrorless 4/3 cameras will take K-mount via an adapter, so you can use them but lose most functions (AF and aperture control, typically). Nikon DSLRs won’t focus at infinity even with an adapter, unless you buy a special one with optics in it that then degrade IQ.

Where is the focus index mark on a K mount camera?

Viewing a K-mount lens from the rear (with the focus index mark at 12 o’clock), the aperture stop-down lever is at about 4 o’clock; and between 8 and 10 o’clock is a slider reflecting the current aperture-ring position, to allow for open-aperture light metering. These features are universal to all K-mount lenses.

Can a da lens be used on a Pentax K?

While the lens does fit the body, the lens will always stop down to its smallest aperture during exposure (for example F22), which limits practical shooting. DA lenses will furthermore produce vignetting as explained above. Not Recommended. Aperture will remain wide-open and cannot be controlled.

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