K-mount adapters for Pentax new-mount cameras

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

Mark Ransom wrote:

Roland Karlsson wrote:

asahi man wrote:

New Pentax Mount???

What is it for? ?

That's funny

K is the key

Best regards

The idea is to keep K-mount as the main mount. Most lenses will still be K-mount.

But - a short registration distance MILC camera has its charm. So - making such a thing and an adapter for K-mount is the idea. Not in order to change to MILC per se, as most lenses still will be K-mount, but in order to make it possible to make modern lenses for that MILC.

So, Asahi Man, what is your option?

1. No MILC at all?
2. Some few MILC with K-mount?
3. A serious engagement in MILC K-mount cameras?
4. A switch to MILC K-mount cameras?

I think what he's trying to tell you, in his usual cryptic way, is that Pentax isn't planning anything other than K-mount cameras at the moment. They said as much in one of their most recent interviews.

I guess so also.

Given that they appear to be resource constrained, this is probably the best option for them now. Even if people would wish otherwise.

Probably. But - I have been working in many companies as a consultant. The amount of work possible to do is not only constraint by resources. It is possible to do nearly nothing even with plenty of resources. Not saying this is the case for Pentax, just as an example. Another example is outsourcing. There is a wish for a series of compact modern designed, high optical quality primes for a reasonable amount of money. Maybe some optical company? Seems to be some in Asia.

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