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Old Mar 6, 2010, 3:14 PM   #1
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Default vivitar k mount adapter

Perhaps a rediculously stupid question, but ive got a set of real old school vivitar lenses. i used them with my canon a-1 from 1976 with a teleconverter adapter lense in order to mount the vivitar on the canon.

Ive got my new k20d and im loving it, but untill i have enough cash to replace my lenses I want to buy the proper vivitar k mount adapter to use these lenses with my camera in manual mode.

Because I had to use a teleconverter lens adapter with my canon a1, im not sure what the actual mount for my vivitar lenses is. Im not much of a lens guru so i dont want to buy the wrong thing or get something jammed in my new camera.

Can you help me find a way to figure out what the vivitar lenses I have are specifically mounted for?

Then I can begin to find the correct K mount adapter to get this workin on my pentax.

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Try here for an identification guide. Also it would help us help you if you would post a photo of the mount end of the lens. http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-99.html
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Old Mar 6, 2010, 4:37 PM   #3
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thanks a lot, this is a great resource. I think i can locate it from this, im at work right now so ill have to check when i get home
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thanks a lot, this is a great resource. I think i can locate it from this, im at work right now so ill have to check when i get home
If you stil have doubts, please post a few photos with the lens mount showing and we will try to help from that.
This place has a large assortment of lens adapters......https://www.fotodiox.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=21
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Old Mar 7, 2010, 7:29 PM   #5
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http://www.megaupload.com/?d=2HYJ7NZA

heres the lens, sorry for the flash my lamp in this room is dim


i could not find anything close to this on the list.
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Old Mar 7, 2010, 7:43 PM   #6
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The Vivitar Series one lenses were made with a specific camera mount. I have the original 70-210 for my Minolta SRT 102, and it is marked as such on the ring surrounding the objective lens.
Sorry I didn't see the pic. Your link gave the option to download the file, but not to view it. I don't do that.

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hmm, let me upload on my .com
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C/FD thanks for takin a look.
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The C/FD markings indicate a Canon mount. Don't think you can adapt that to Pentax. I hear that it works the other way - Pentax mount lenses can be adapted to Canon or Nikon. Best bet may be to auction it and buy one in Pentax mount.

Thanks for the actual pic. Can't be too careful these days.

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Thanks for the advice, this camera is sleek, I will probably keep it. Its very old, but solid, metal and rugged, and quite compact. The design looks both vintage, yet space aged at the same time. I would trust this in the sand, buried.
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