Metabones Speed Booster for Pentax K lenses?

Started Apr 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
Russell Evans
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In reply to cyberstudio, Apr 17, 2013

cyberstudio wrote:

We were wondering if Pentax users want a more affordable, quicker-to-market product without an integral aperture ring, or a slightly more expensive product with an integral aperture ring which would take longer to ship.

The Nikon F product is behind schedule because G lens without aperture ring is important to support but it takes time to implement it right.

Before you say some Chinese adapter sold on eBay already do that so it must be simple to do, well, knowing those folks at Metabones all too well, they are not going to take shortcuts. It is either a real aperture ring, with real markings that accurately sets the aperture, or no aperture ring at all. A feature is not merely a check mark "yes, it's supported", but it has to be practical and usable out in the field. Doing the real usable aperture ring is not easy, and it takes time. (And the reason why Nikon F/G is behind schedule.)

There are only a hand full of lenses without aperture rings that probably would be used, so it seems smarter to make the simpler version as soon as possible and then make the more expensive and more complicated version later, if at all.

Thank you
Russell

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