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Pentax Mount Adapter K

B&H # PEMAK Mfr # 30120
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You Pay: $49.95

The Pentax Mount Adapter K allows a Takumar screw mount lens to attach to a Pentax K mount camera.

Note! With this adapter the automatic diaphragm will not work, so meter reading must be made with the lens aperture stopped down.

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PentaxMount Adapter K
 
4.8

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (8)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Strong construction (7)
  • Easily interchangeable (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (3)
    • Macro photography (3)
    • Sports/action (3)
    • Weddings (3)
    • Wildlife photos (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (10), Semi-pro photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (18)

    Reviewed by 19 customers

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    5.0

    New camera, old glass

    By Geophoto

    from Central Colorado

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Pentax Mount Adapter K:

      This mount adapter is a marvel of precision design and machining. My first thought when I saw it was, "I paid $[$]for this!". But when I started using it I discovered it was well worth the money. I recently changed my digital camera system to obtain sharper images. Because I am a geologist, often working in dusty, wet, cold, nasty conditions, I chose the Pentax K-5 IIs because of its rugged construction, weather/dust-resistance, and lack of anti-aliasing filter. This little device makes it possible for me to use the Takumar Super Multi Coated lenses (w/Pentax screw mount) that I have used with my Asahi Pentax Spotmatic (film camera) that I purchased in Japan in 1968. Those lenses have been a true treasure for decades, and it is very comforting to be able to continue using them with digital photography.

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      • No

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      5.0

      You get what you pay for

      By missile

      from chicago

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Machining

      Cons

      • Price

      Best Uses

        Comments about Pentax Mount Adapter K:

        I only had a couple M42 lenses for my K30, and didn't originally want to pay a lot for an adapter, so I went cheap with one from @ that didnt' focus to infinity, didn't come out of the camera easily, left me frustrated and cursing often, and in general made me avoid using the lenses. Then I got hold of a Super Tak "fast fifty" that is a work of art - re-annodized and CLA'd by DCShooter (on pentaxforums - great guy). This is an Amazing lens and I didn't want to go thru the frustrations I had with the cheap knock-off, so I came to B&H and acquired the real deal. What a difference! WOW - the quality of the machining, how easily it goes into, and comes out of, my K-30, and having a full focus throw are well worth the relatively higher price! You might think you're saving money, and you might not care about the aggravation, but once you experience it - get the real deal and be happy with all that terrific old glass!

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        • No

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        5.0

        No Hassle!

        By Duke

        from Oakland,CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Pentax Mount Adapter K:

            It is substantially more expensive than the other options, but well worth it. It mounts, and more importantly, dismounts with no tools, fighting or special technique. Lenses screw in smoothly and feel secure. I have found no problems with infinity focus on the lenses I have mounted (all Takumar).

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            • No

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            5.0

            Perfect

            By mfdplus

            from Springfield, OH

            Comments about Pentax Mount Adapter K:

            Works perfectly and easily with the old Pentax lenses. This opens up so many more options to get affordable and good lenses for your DSLR.

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            5.0

            Works perfectly

            By Homo_erectus

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Home
              • Landscape Photography
              • Macro Photography
              • Portraits
              • Studio
              • Traveling

              Comments about Pentax Mount Adapter K:

              Works like a charm. It's a bit fiddly to get on and off the camera. If you want to use screw mount lenses on your pentax dslr this is the way to go.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Don't throw away those screw mount penta

              By Rick

              from Mesa, AZ

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easily Interchangeable
              • It works
              • Lightweight
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • NONE

              Best Uses

              • Lens Adapter Fro Screw Mo

              Comments about Pentax Mount Adapter K:

              I was given a takumar macro lens with a screw mount. Discovered that an adapter was available for my K-5. Why throw away good glass? The adapter worked great.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Best option

              By Douglee

              from Bar Harbor, ME

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Rugged
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Pentax Mount Adapter K:

                  Glad to see these back in stock. I remove the clip and screw them on to my M42 lenses to make the lens a K mount. You have to be a bit careful because the will no longer clip into place and therefore it is possible for the lens to fall off you camera. But in practice the lens is snuggly attached to the camera and I have never had an issue with the lens coming unmounted.

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                  5.0

                  It works!

                  By Nick

                  from King of Prussia, PA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Lightweight
                  • Rugged
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Night Photography
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Pentax Mount Adapter K:

                    It's a bit expensive, but it's reliable, adapts M42 lenses to my K-mount camera (K-r), and it doesn't jam like the generic one I had did.

                    It's very strong, and very precise machining, capable of mounting a heavy Dietz 28-80mm f/3.5 zoom without problem. It can also be removed without special tools, unlike the generics.

                    It's pricy, but it's the only M42 adapter that works flawlessly. I'd buy another one for another camera if I needed one.

                    Only issue I have is that stop-down metering is horribly inaccurate with my Takumar lenses, but that can be fixed with a +3EV compensation or no compensation in Live View. Not a problem with the adapter, just Pentax's buggy code.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Quality you can rely upon

                    By Tired Old Man

                    from NC

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Pricy

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Pentax Mount Adapter K:

                        I use the Mount Adapter K to mechanically link early screw mount lens (Pentax) to K mount flang found on digital SLR cameras like Pentax K-5.
                        The adapter, bearing the Pentax brand fits well in all aspects; whereas, knock-off brand I have tried has mechanically jamb on my K-5. Recommend removing the adapter spring clip so lens and adapter can easily be removed together from digital body.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        The best choice

                        By Bob

                        from Edmonton, Canada

                        About Me Photography Student

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Pentax Mount Adapter K:

                            There are some cheaper versions of this by other manufacturers, but most reviews recommended to stick with the Pentax model and I'm pleased I did. It was simple to install and remove, and had none of the issues I'd read about for the cheaper alternatives.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Very pleased, works great

                            By PortoJM

                            from Monterrey, Mexico

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Lightweight
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Night Photography
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Pentax Mount Adapter K:

                              It was a little bit confusing for me what adapter to chose but once I got it it is perfect, works very well. Now i can use my old lenses like my Super-Takumar 50mm 1.4 on my Pentax K100D.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Works Perfectly

                              By videopilot

                              from Union Beach, NJ

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Pentax Mount Adapter K:

                                  This adapter works perfectly. It is well made and a quality product as would be expected from Pentax.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Works

                                  By 2onbeach

                                  from Silverstrand Beach, SoCal

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easily Interchangeable
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Pentax Mount Adapter K:

                                      Works great. Old screw lenses are in use again.

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                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Does what it should.

                                      By brh

                                      from frederick, md

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Proper flange distance
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                      • No tool to remove
                                      • Soft metal

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Pentax Mount Adapter K:

                                        Mounts flush with body, providing the proper flange distance. Better construction than the third-party units floating around. But, the construction is still not the greatest. I had heard rumors that these were brass, but that seems unlikely — the metal is rather soft, soft enough that I'm rather convinced it's aluminum. Could be SS, I suppose. Anyway, unlike the cheap adaptors that come with a tool, you need to find your own solution for releasing this from the camera body when you're done with it. The literature suggests a ballpoint pen tip, I have none of those around. Even if I did, I'm not sure I'd be comfortable prodding them around my mirror box… Point is, you need to find something at the time to put in the release, and the soft metal will seemingly get dinged up a bit from this. I don't think this will ruin it in time, but it's not going to stay immaculate for long. Still definitely recommend this genuine article over the cheap ones…

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        M42 K Mount Adapter by Pentax

                                        By Louicio

                                        from Melbourne, Australia

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Versatile

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Pentax Mount Adapter K:

                                            The Pentax K mount adapter is the best option for mounting M42 screw lenses to a Pentax DSLR, the price at B&H is highly competitive and this product outshines all the other cheaper replicas. Highly recommended.

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                                            5.0

                                            Go with the best

                                            By Not a Number

                                            from Venice, CA

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact
                                            • Durable
                                            • Easy to Use
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • OEM

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Pentax Mount Adapter K:

                                                Now made in the Philippines but the fit and finish appears to as good as those manufactured in Japan bearing the Asahi Pentax label and for 1/2-1/3 the asking price for NOS/Used. Doesn't jam like the 3rd party knockoffs.

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                                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Great Product

                                                By Texman

                                                from Austin, TX

                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Durable
                                                • Easy to Use

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Pentax Mount Adapter K:

                                                    This adapter works well for securing M42 lenses to
                                                    my K mount DSLR. This adapter makes it easy to install and remove legacy Pentax glass on your K mount camera. I highly recommend the K adapter from Pentax.

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                                                    • No

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                                                    4.0

                                                    Pentax Mount adapter K

                                                    By Franco

                                                    from Pennsylvania

                                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Lightweight

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Pentax Mount Adapter K:

                                                        I am using this for the SMC takumar lens I got on the net used. It works and right now having no problems. Others have problems with this mount. Second it was sent very quickly I give praise to B&H in that they are fast shipers I dare say the fastest even faster than the Big A!, if you know who I mean.
                                                        Their customer service is very good.

                                                        Things I do not like about it, even thought it works have yet to figure out if it is a knock off or original pentax part. But it works. It could fit better in the camera. You must be real carefull putting it in. Whether it is original part or not it could fit better should be seamless. But that is not B&H fault it is the part makers fault. I might have given it one too many stars but the extra star for service and arriving quickly.

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                                                        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                                         
                                                        4.0

                                                        Pentax Mount Adapter K works well

                                                        By Dave

                                                        from Denver, CO

                                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Easy to attach
                                                        • Strong Construction

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Attach screw mount lens

                                                          Comments about Pentax Mount Adapter K:

                                                          I use this adapter to attach a Pentax 55mm Takumar screw mount lens (from about 1964-65) to my K10D. It is well made and easy to use.
                                                          The only minor negative is that it attaches to the camera mount rather than to the lens and I have to release a little latch on the mount to remove it. Not a problem really but takes an extra few seconds to reattach a K-Mount lens.

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