Question about Pentax K7 Digital Camera
Question about the Pentax K7 DSLR. I have a small bit of my SD card broken and stuck inside the camera. Now the camera does not recognise any cards inerted in there. Is this a problem experienced by anybody else? I ask because this is the second card that has been broken. I am not bothered about the crad itself but the camera is unusable just beacuse of a small bit of plastic stuck inside th slot.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Unfortunately, it is not possible to mount Minolta lenses on a Pentax K mount camera and retain either auto-focus, metering, or the ability to focus at infinity.
The reason for the loss of the ability to focus at infinity is because the distance from the mount to where the image forms on a Minolat lens is 43mm, whereas on a Pentax it is 46mm, so the Minolta lens glass would need to be 2mm into the body of the Pentax camera in order for the image to form on the sensor (i.e. have a clear image that is in focus).
The only solution to this is to purchase an adapter with an optical element such as this: http://photo-adapter-llc.amazonwebstore.com/Zykkor-Minolta-MD-Lens-to-Pentax/M/B004PB8142.htm?traffic_src=froogle&utm_medium=CSE&utm_source=froogle This will allow you to focus at infinity, however you will have to use stop down metering and manual focus, as the electrical contacts will not connect. Also, you can expect a slight loss of image quality when using an adapter.
I personally have a few Minolta lenses that I have wanted to use on my Pentax, so I understand your pain. It is a shame they don't work better.
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Posted on Mar 01, 2011
Pentax is not authorized to sell in India officially. Any cameras bought there are considered "Grey Market" and imported from other countries where Pentax is officially represented. There are no authorized service centers or showrooms in India. You can order online off of eBay or one of the major web retailers, and they will ship one to you, however there will likely be taxes and import duties associated with this. Also, the Pentax international warranty is not active in India, making repairs very expensive and requiring high shipping fees for repairs.
If you decide to buy the camera anyways, keep in mind that purchasing any lenses or other accessories will need to go through the same process as described above. Pentax may not be your best option, but rather choose a Nikon or Canon, as they are officially represented in India and you will likely have a much better experience and less hassle this way. Until Pentax is represented in India, the process of getting your gear could be very painful and expensive.
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Posted on Mar 01, 2011
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