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27-02-11, 10:35 AM
I have a Pentax Spotmatic camera which I bought in about 1970 and which has given me very good service, mainly, I think, because of the quality of the lens. This is a Super Takumar 1:1.4/50. I also have a Tamron 1:3.8-4 70-210mm zoom lens. Since buying a compact digital camera I seldom use my Pentax. However, now that I am retired, I would like to spend more time on photography and want to up-grade my camera. Would it be possible to use the lenses from my old Pentax with a modern digital camera? They have the old standard Pentax screw fitting. Can anyone advise me?

08-03-11, 06:46 PM
You will see that I asked a similar sort of question without any response. However they are worth hanging on to and this site will tell you everything you want to know about all Pentax related issues


Jabof 33
21-03-11, 05:26 PM
Hi Tedlet

Any 42 mm thread lens can be fitted to any Pentax K mount camera. You need an Adaptall m42 to K Fit adapter.

Dependant on which Pentax digital SLR you have, you will have varying levels of functionality. My K10D will work with just about anything, as will K20D, K7 & K5. Naturally the adapter approach limits you to manual focus, but you still have focus confirm to help. You may or may not have auto-aperture, but you will be used to a fully manual camera in any event - just treat your digital body as though it were a manual, non automatiuc camera.

Good luck


Randal Williams

Jabof 33
22-03-11, 06:24 AM
Hi again Tedlet

further to yesterday, you will find the attached HTML link very useful: -


Good luck,

Randal Williams