Samsung NX lens adapter for Pentax K and Samsung GX lenses. Review and picture gallery

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At photokina we got hold of one of the first mount adapters designed to allow the Samsung NX cameras to use Pentax K lenses. Here you can see a gallery of pictures showing what the Samsung NX10 looks like with a collection of new and old lenses mounted, as well as a few quick samples we have been able to take so far.

Samsung NX to Pentax K mount adapter
Samsung NX mount adapter for Pentax K lenses review and picture gallery

Samsung NX mount adapter for Pentax K lenses review and picture gallery





At photokina we got hold of one of the first mount adapters designed to allow the Samsung NX cameras to use Pentax K lenses. The intention of the adapter was that current Samsung GX series DSLR owners would be able to mount their Samsung GX lenses on the new series of cameras, but of course it also opens the way for us to mount some of our favourite Pentax K lenses from the past onto this digital APS-C body, and inject some new life into them.

Here you can see a gallery of pictures showing what the Samsung NX10 looks like with a collection of new and old lenses mounted, as well as a few quick samples we have been able to take so far. A few review and more pictures will follow in the next few days.

The Samsung NX-Mount adapter for K-Mount itself

The Samsung NX-Mount adapter for K-Mount itself





The adapter adds about 14mm to the camera's lens mount to allow fitted lenses to find infinity focus




The pin in the adapter makes contact with the iris pin of the mounted lens, allowing apertures to be controlled via the ring on the adapter. When the white lens align the aperture is fully open. There are nine click positions.




Old and new meet in style




One of my favourite lenses gets new life - the smc Pentax-M 135mm f/3.5




The very much more modern smc-Pentax-DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited edition sits very well on the black body




Even though this is a long lens, is doesn't seem out of proportion and handles very comfortably


The Samsung NX-Mount adapter for K-Mount with lenses attached

The Samsung NX-Mount adapter for K-Mount with lenses attached





With the Samsung SA 16-45mm f/4 ED AL




Samsung's D-Xenon 100mm f/2.8 macro




The Samsung D-Xenogon 35mm f/2 AL




The ancient Ricoh XR Rikenon 28mm f/2.8




The almost as old smc Pentax-M 135mm f/3.5




Pentax's smc-Pentax-FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited edition




smc-Pentax-DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited edition


Pictures taken with the Samsung NX-Mount adapter for K-Mount

Pictures taken with the Samsung NX-Mount adapter for K-Mount





Shot with the smc-Pentax-DA 70mm f/2.4




Shot with the Samsung SA 16-45mm f/4 ED AL




Shot with the smc-Pentax-DA 15mm f/4 ED AL Limited edition




With the smc Pentax-M 135mm f/3.5




With the Ricoh XR Rikenon 28mm f/2.8


A few review and more pictures will follow in the next few days.

Read our first look review of the Samsung NX100 here

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