Why Pentax Need a New Mount Now

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smafdy
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Re: Why Pentax Need a New Mount Now
In reply to 6x9, 8 months ago

As a more recent user of Pentax equipment, I have noticed the lens mount seems to be a weak point in the system. While it's true that current K series cameras can, generally, use legacy K mount lenses, 3rd party lenses, also generally, are not adaptable to the K mount (via use of an adapter — as opposed to mechanical alteration of the lens, itself). As I understand it, this has something to do with the flange to focal plane distance.

I have some really good old Nikon, Oly, and Minolta glass I'd love to be able to mount to my Pentax sensor.

Pentax should take a cue from 4/3s and make a lens mount that will accommodate the widest possible number of lenses — both native and 3rd party — possible.

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