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Leitax Conversion Kits for Nikon Lenses to Pentax K Mount Now Shipping

See my Pentax K1 wish list at B&H Photo.

Leitax Nikon / Zeiss ZF.2 to Pentax K conversion kit

The Pentax K1 in SuperRes pixel shift mode offer the best image quality on the market today (for the 35mm format) and beats many if not most medium format offerings. It’s that simple.

But the Pentax lens line is at best mediocre, the biggest thing holding the K1 back from high performance, something I observed firsthand in the field using the Zeiss ZK 28mm f/2 Distagon, whose performance I found quite satisfying.

Now, Leitax is shipping Nikon and Zeiss ZF to Pentax K conversion kits. Nikon F-mount lenses with an aperture ring can be converted to Pentax K mount and this conversion is reversible. In particular, my favored Zeiss ZF.2 lenses (Nikon F mount) can be converted to Pentax K mount. Leitax will also convert your lens for you for 75 Euro (plus the cost of the kit and shipping).

See the Leitax step-by-step conversion process page.

David Lladó of Leitax writes:

Writing to warn you that the Leitax mount cannot be installed on all the Nikkor lenses with aperture ring. Only on those without CPU and that allow to remove the original mount clean, without any attached mechanism. I will show it in the instructions for Nikkor lenses soon.

The Zeiss ZF.2 lenses have CPU, but have the chip attached to the mount, and it goes off together with the mount, so no problem with ZF.2 lenses. But the CPU Nikkor lenses have a flat cable going inside the lens that connects the contact strip at the mount with the chip, autofocus motors and data sensors inside the lens.

DIGLLOYD: all Zeiss ZF.2 lenses contain a CPU chip. The original ZF lenses do not.

See also:

Pentax K1
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