K-mount adapters for Pentax new-mount cameras

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Anders_Nilsson Contributing Member • Posts: 557
Re: K-mount adapters for Pentax new-mount cameras

I also urge Ricoh to give away the mount for free. Then all crafty Chinese could develop smart adapters for all lovely old MF gear.

I would like an adapter for Minolta MF that has a built in focuser that gives AF when coupled with the OSPDAF. And it should have a camera that reads the focal length indication on the lens barrel and sends correct EXIF to the camera  The adapter focuser can take care of telling the camera the focusing distance, especially when paired with a laser AF module from a smartphone.

This could give the Rico MF system a sales boost, Rico has to specialize and try to penetrate the niche markets.

Ricoh should set the mount standard and develop the bodies but let the Chinese develop smart accessories. Also with an open mount standard third party could develop and sell lens correction profiles since the camera serial number is accessible. Sony had similar ideas but never carried through  I really think the Chinese aftermarket industry can be helpful. Lego Mindstorm had a similar approach and it saved Lego. Also astrophotography should continue with Ricoh.

Please call me crazy if you wish.... At least I have dreams.

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