Would you buy a Pentax lens with a plastic mount? [Poll]

Started Sep 8, 2010 | Discussions thread
grcolts Senior Member • Posts: 2,734
Re: Yes

It does not necessarily take heavy use to wear out a plastic mount.

Within one year, I wore out a plastic mount where as it would not seal properly and thus became unusable.
The rest of the unit was perfectly fine but the mount was unable to seal.

I suppose if your intentions were to use only this one lens and left it on the camera all the time there would be nothing to worry about. However, after my experience, I plan on sticking with a metal mount. They may use plastics in space but here on Earth friction wears things out.

paulkienitz wrote:

I can't see myself using a lens so heavily that I wear out a plastic mount. Unlike many of you, I do only a few thousand shutter releases per year. And I'm budget conscious -- not because I'm poor, but since the time I (can) put into photography is more limited than with some of youall, the usage just doesn't justify spending huge amounts of money.

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