Takumar 200mm lens on K3 will not focus on infinity
Posted 20 February 2007 - 07:00 AM
I thought I recall reading on this forum that the flange focal depth of the K3 was the same as an M42 mount 35mm still camera. If that is so, then I would have thought that M42 lenses designed for still photography would focus fine on a K3 at all distances. Though I do notice that the rear element of the standard Meteor zoom lens supplied with the K3 protrudes deeper into the camera body than still camera lenses do. I'm assuming that all of you lens experts out would know exactly what is causing this problem. I hope that I will not have to get this lens collimated - I don't think I would have the $$ for that. I also have a Tamron 400m lens with M42 mount which seems to focus fine on the K3 at long distances but I havent tested it at infinity yet.
Posted 20 February 2007 - 07:59 AM
Figure from $45 to $65 should have infinity firmly in its place.
Posted 20 February 2007 - 08:26 AM