K-mount adapters for Pentax new-mount cameras

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DougOB
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Re: K-mount adapters for Pentax new-mount cameras

Barry Pearson wrote:

DougOB wrote:

Barry Pearson wrote:

DougOB wrote:

.... 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...

The discussion here is about old lenses on new bodies, not new lenses on old bodies.

I was reacting specifically to your comment that Pentax should not release new mirrorless mount lenses that are not compatible with DSLR (old or new) bodies.

Did I say that? I don't think so!

I've certainly said they shouldn't do so unless there are specific benefits from doing so. Such as better image quality from wide-angle lenses, or perhaps a lightweight option for a walkabout Pentax new-mount mirrorless camera and a mid-range zoom:

My new-mount mirrorless walk-around system

My apologies, it was my (mis-)interpretation of "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."

For me the lightweight (and slightly smaller size) option you just mentioned justifies a number of new lenses.  If I stubbornly stick to APS (hey, I'm allowed ;-)) then what is the point of a DA40 Ltd "pancake" lens if you need to add an adapter!

Doug

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