K-mount adapters for Pentax new-mount cameras

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DougOB
DougOB Senior Member • Posts: 1,082
Re: K-mount adapters for Pentax new-mount cameras

Barry Pearson wrote:

Roland Karlsson wrote:

.... OK - but my point with my post was that Pentax so far have always cared about forward compatibility for their lenses. And, if they make a short registration distance lens, then it cannot be used by future SLR cameras.

Correct!

That is the downside of developing new lenses specifically for the new-mount.

I have said elsewhere that if Pentax develops a new mount, they should only develop new lenses for it if there is a clear benefit in doing so. If a new lens can equally work with K-mount SLRs or the new mount, it should be developed as a K-mount lenses.

Pentax already has developed lenses that were not compatible with older cameras, e.g., FAJ lenses, DA lenses on older bodies with no aperture control or many (most?) DA lenses on FF bodies, PLM lenses, etc.  When the K-01 was released there was discussion of a lens under development where the optics would stick back into the (non-)mirror box...

One thing they could do (and I am sure many will disagree with me) is not do mirrorless FF, but do mirrorless APS where they could emphasize the compact aspect, and have a clear separation between their FF and APS lines.  Maybe the K-3ii replacement will be mirrorless

Doug

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