K-3 bayo to m42 screw mount?
Posted 08 March 2006 - 04:59 AM
Posted 08 March 2006 - 07:20 AM
Posted 09 March 2006 - 01:37 PM
I took apart an old Zenit and it's 42mm mount looks the exact same as the one on my K3 (which I took off to look at the possibilities of re-centering it after I changed to s16). Old zenit's are dirt cheap, especially ones that are not working. I would be really surprised if they changed the casting on the K3 bayonet mount and the k3 m42 mount. If your focussing by eye the film plane and ground glass should theoretically still be the same distance even if you are a little off. The front casting on the K3 is built like a tank and adjusting the m42 mount to fit shouldn't be a problem. There's enough metal to enlarge the the lens hole (if needed) and drill and tap new holes for the m42 mount.
I recently purchased k-3 but it has a bayo mount and so i was wondering if it's possible to buy the m42 mount itself and fit it? again this has probably been discussed before, so my apoligies. Cheers
I put up another post describing what I have done to my k3 so far:
There are some great m42 lenses out there, I have an 1100 mm russian lens with the needed lens support adapted to my K3.
Edited by firstname.lastname@example.org, 09 March 2006 - 01:38 PM.