PK lens on m32 camera?

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  1. djdan

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    Just wondering if there are adapters that allow you to mount a new pk lens on an old m42 body. I havent been able to find this.
    Many thanks!
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    Well you'll often see adapters that allow you to mount older lenses on a newer camera body, not all that often you'll find an adapter that will allow you to mount a newer lens on an older style body.
     
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    ya, thats the trouble. I want to play around with my fathers ME super but only have the prime 50 to go with it. looking to be able to us some of my pk lenses.
     
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    If it were me I'd probably poke around on ebay or craigslist and see if you can find some lenses for it, those old m32 lenses usually go dirt cheap.
     
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    Oh the slippery slope. That could really get out of hand.:)

    I still think it would be nice if I could just add an adapter to the kit instead of more lenses, but thanks for the idea.
    DJ.
     
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    You won't find it. M42 will fit inside K mount, but how you can mount bigger inside the smaller ? Both mounts have the same flange focal distance of 45.46 mm.
     
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    And, furthermore, if you were to come up with some sort of adapter that positioned the wider K mount flange just in front of the M42 opening on a screwmount body (as a way of mounting the wider mount lenses to the narrower mount body), you would not be able to focus to infinity.

    [OOPS - I didn't notice this was a rather old thread- Sorry.]
     
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    Plus OP states he/she has Pentax ME which has k-mount, not m42 mount so any pk lens will mount on this camera with no problem. LOL !
     

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