I blame my daughter - Round 2 - Pentax K1000 and lenses

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by dbmiller, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. dbmiller

    dbmiller TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Mar 2, 2012
    New England
    My daughter is at it again. She went to a flea market and found the following Pentax camera and lenses for sale:

    She was only interested in the camera strap!

    Seller wanted $30 for the whole shebang. Daughter offered $20, and the sale was made.

    The lenses are:
    • 50mm f1:2 SMC Pentax-M lens in K mount
    • 100-200mm f1:5.6 Super Albinar lens in K mount
    • Samigon APK Auto Teleplus 2x converter
    No idea who made the "Super Albinar". Glass seems to be in good shape, focus and aperture okay. The zoom lens is really loose - Lens creep if tilted up or down.

    The shutter speeds on the camera seem reasonably accurate. There's a CR44 battery in the bottom that runs a light meter that also appears to work, but I have not checked the accuracy.

    Anyone know anything about these lenses? Should I bother getting an K-mount adapter for the NEX? I certainly would only get a physical adapter - These aren't worth paying for a focal reducer version.
  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
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    The f/2.0 version of the M50 series of lenses was the kit lens of its day. It is the least regarded of the M50s. No idea how it works on a aps-c sensor. The others I have no knowledge of.