Why Pentax Need a New Mount Now

Started Nov 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Bill Robb Senior Member • Posts: 3,332
Re: Why Pentax Need a New Mount Now
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smafdy wrote:

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.

Making a body for other people's lenses isn't exactly a brilliant idea. The reason camera makers make cameras is to sell lenses, which is where the profit margin is.

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