panopticus
gear
software
articles
me
links
 

the fish list


gear
home
 
 
APSc fisheyes
 
35mm fisheyes
 
MF fisheyes
 
Underwater
 
special
 
adapters
 
theory
 
literature
 
  ©luca vascon 2006

SMC PENTAX FISH-EYE 1:4/17

type
years and variants
elements-groups
f.stop
angle of view, h,v,diag
fullframe

also in M42 mount

11/7 2.8-22 180°
image circle
close focus
filters
dimensions (max diameter, lenght, weight)
No Parallax Point (from bajonet)
>44mm 0.2m revolver 64 x 34 mm 234gr  

Photo: Doobooloo
Info:

previous M42 version.

SMC PENTAX FISH-EYE 1:4/17 in Dimitrov Pentax pages, thhat gently allowed the use of the optical scheme.

About Pentax-K SLR.
There are too many sites fully dedicated to this historical brand. Any Pentaxist has his own favorite. Mine are: K1000, cause it is rugged and aeternal, MX, cause it is compact, fully mechanical no-compromise jewel, LX cause of its incredible hi-tech and unusual solutions, the real "pro" Pentax camera system, fully mechanical and fully electronic, and in the autofocus era MZM, the cheapest, lightest one. The most simple interface you can dream on an electronical slr. Full features, no instruction manual needed, to end with MZ-S, with a great interface scheme, innovative and strange, a big market flop.
Digital use:
First of all any Pentax or Samsung-pentax mount D-slr can use this lens, as the M42 previous version with an M42 adapter. On Canon Eos cameras, with an adapter you can find easily on ebay, you can mount the lens... but a caveat! Pentax K aperture pin may protude inside the camera and should be removed... could prevent you from mounting the lens, as well could be in the clearence of the mirror path if you use a fullframe camera.

Links:
Pentax K system
The best resorce ever: Boris Dimitrov site.
official website, history

Pentax K mount
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentax_K_mount