Canon lens to Pentax

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  1. zombiekilla

    zombiekilla TPF Noob!

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    Im not sure if this is the right place and I searched all over to figure out were to put it, but I figured since Im new to photography and this is probably a newbie question Id ask it here.

    I have a Pentax k100d and my father in law has a canon with some awesome lenses and he has said I could use them. Is that even possible? I'm pretty sure its not, but i figured I would ask you guys to make sure.
     
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    You would need an adapter.
     
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    I don't think Kmount adapters exist for FD nor EF Canon mounts... (and maintain infinity focus).
     
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    evo5gsr TPF Noob!

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    Sure...they do...


    *throws a smoke bomb*
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    How about a link?

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    For EOS/EF, the issue is that those lenses don't have an aperture ring. Therefore, the adapter would have to interface the electronics driving the aperture ring with the electronics of the Pentax. I have never seen an adapter that complex.

    For FD, the issue is flange distance. FD is 42mm while K-mount is a little more than 45mm.

    Therefore a link to more information would be a lot more useful.

    btw.. the other way is possible... mounting M42 lenses on either FD or EOS cameras.
     
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    i bet he meant you could use his camera too
     
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    his isnt digital, its a 35 mm. I also have a 35mm pentax.
    but basically the answer is no.
     

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