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    rppaint TPF Noob!

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    Why doesn't anyone make adapters to mate different lenses to different bodies? (like a Cannon lens to a Pentax body)
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    mrpink No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    somebodies mind just got blown....

    p!nK
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    :lmao:
     
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    I only saw one pentax adapter, and it was the old style to the new style. Idk maybe I'm looking at it wrong, or not explaining myself very well. :blushing: Oh well i was just curious not that i would wanna use that cannon junk! lol jk jk
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    $£%#!

    OIIIIIIO I want one of these now: AstroScope | Night Vision Adapter 9350-EOS-3PRO | 914656 | B&H

    kind of.. till I saw the price on one! Gah cheaper to stick to my original plan of IR spotlamps and an IR 400D camera body for night work..........


    OI! I saw that comment rppaint!
    Ebay has a lot more adaptors for this kind of stuff -though I've not looked into it myself, from what little I know there can be big problems getting the controls with modern electronic lenses and camera bodies. You might get the lens to mount, but you might not have any auto focus or aperture control - the lack of AF you can get round by manual focusing, but the lack of aperture control would be crippling for a lot of photography. That said I know quite a few canon shooters have some sort of setup to get access to a specific nikon landscape lens.
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Yeah - I saw that too. It would definitely be cool.

    Looks like it's an ITAR controlled item though, so you wouldn't be able to get one anyway...lol.

    (Can't be exported outside the US without an export license (which I doubt they would give to a non-US citizen))

    Of course, you could come here, buy it, and try to sneak it back. You might make it, you might get caught...lol. Not sure what would happen if you got caught... It probably wouldn't be good though.
     
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    which lens/mount and which body are you trying to connect together?
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Some combinations of lens and camera just aren't practical because of differing distances from the mount to the image sensor.
     
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    I have a Pentax K200d and I was just wanting to try out some different lenses without buying everything new. It seems like there are a lot of Cannon and Nikon lenses used (and relatively cheap) but Pentax lenses are scarce.
     
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    I was wondering if that had something to do with it. thank you
     
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    if you're into manual focus then lots and lots of lenses..
    M42, Adaptall-2, Nikon AI/AIS all potentially adaptable to PK.

    shame K mount lenses for you are scarce..where i am, they seem the most common to turn up in charity shops (along with M42).

    have a read through this ..
    Pentax K mount - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     

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