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Good old digibox bodies for M42 lenses

Discussion in 'Pentax Chat' started by Atavar, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. Ffolrord

    Ffolrord Well-Known Member

    The first of the K mount lenses - not so named but referred to as 'K' series and easy to spot as the next series are all coded 'M' on the lens - include effectively SMC Takumars in K mount. So a K55/1.8 would be the lens to go for Takumar character without the hassle of an adapter.

    I have several K's and they are all really good. My favourite is the 30mm/2.8 and I use it a lot.
     
  2. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler


    Yes, Pentax was the company Zeiss originally approached. The original SMC coating was exactly the same as the T* coating of the same era (and I believe Rollei's HFT coating, too), the K mount was co-developed, but in the end, Zeiss weren't sure of Pentax's electronics capabilities, so they moved on to Yashica. I personally believe the K2 shows Pentax could've done very nicely at it.
     

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