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A lens adapter is used to mount a lens designed for one mount to a camera using a different mount.

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Is it worth it to buy an FD-EOS adapter, or is it better to exchange a misbought lens?

I recently bought a manual-focus (since manual doesn't bother me) 100mm prime macro lens. However, I didn't notice at the time of purchase that it was an FD lens. (I'm a hobbyist; I didn't know Canon ...
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How can a speedbooster improve the light performance of a lens?

I have been reading couple of times now about those new speedboosters for mirrorless cameras. They are being reviewed as improving the low-light performance of a lens by one full stop. In my ...
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Is it practical and worthwhile to fit old SLR lenses to mirrorless digital cameras?

I see that there seem to be a lot of lens adapters available on eBay to allow fitting old SLR lenses onto new digital cameras such as the micro 4/3 and the sony NEX cameras. Is it actually worth the ...
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How can I work around metering issues with adapted lenses on a Canon DSLR?

I have a bunch of Contax lenses (C/Y mount) and a mount adapter with "dandelion" chips. This should allow me to use my lenses on any Canon DSLR using aperture mode and stopping down the lens. Thanks ...
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What are the differences between AF/metering chips for M42 lens Canon DSLR adapter?

I'm looking for an adapter to use an M42 lens on a Canon DSLR. I was wondering if anyone knows the difference between the following types of chips : 2nd generation AF 3rd generation AF EMF AF ...
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Does adapting a fish-eye lens on a smaller sensor lose the fish-eye effect?

When you adapt a lens for a larger system (full-frame or APS-C) onto a micro four thirds camera, you are essentially cropping the image. Many lenses do not have a problem with this since the focal ...
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Which mirrorless system should I pick for M-mount lenses (Leica / Zeiss ZM)

Which Mirrorless system should I pick for shooting with Leica M and Zeiss ZM glass? And why? My priorities: Manual focusing assists (can be rangefinder system, can be focus peaking, I hate ...
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Why isn't there an adapter to make manual lenses autofocus?

I was wondering why nobody has come up with an adapter to autofocus lenses like 50 mm f1.8 on lower-end Nikons like the D60. I believe that the lens and the body lack a motor to autofocus. Why can't ...
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Should I buy a adapter ring with or without AF confirm?

I would like to use my grandfather’s Voigtländer Bessamatic lenses (DKL mount) on my Canon EOS 600D. I looked for adapter rings and basically found two different types: Simple ones without any ...
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Are there risks in using an adapter ring?

I have found a couple of old Zenit lenses in a drawer. I have found online, for a very cheap amount (about 10 eur) an adapter ring (from M42 to EOS mount). The lenses have not been particularly well ...
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Do adapters exist for old lenses to Canon's DSLR mount?

I currently have a Canon 20D and happened to find a few old lenses. Are there any adapters that can work for these lenses? I unfortunately haven't been able to find anything. The old lenses I have ...
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How can I use Pentax lenses on a Lumix FZ18?

I have 3 very nice old Telephoto lenses for an old Pentax K1000 that doesn't work good anymore, color is shot. So my wife has a new Panasonic Lumix FZ18 camera and we thought we would try to get the ...
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Micro Four Thirds: Which lens adapters are most compatible?

Using the micro four thirds (MFT) system allows you to pick from a wide variety of mount adapters which which to attach your old lenses (Nikon F, Canon EF, Pentax K, etc). Question: Which common lens ...
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Are fully automatic DSLR lens changers available? What are suitable alternatives?

Do portable fully automated DSLR lens-changers exist? If so, how well do they work and how do they compare with alternative solutions. I've seen many "lens bags" offered to ease the lens ...
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Is there a Micro Four Thirds to Four Thirds Adapter?

I've seen several mount adapters that allow you to use a Four Thirds lens on a Micro Four Thirds camera. Is there such an adapter that works in the reverse? For example, I own a four-thirds camera ...
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Is it feasible to use a Canon lens on Nikon body for extra macro ability?

I realize there's no way to mount a Canon lens on a Nikon body and get the full focus range, but is it possible to use an adapter to get a sort of extra macro, and get decent results? I'd imagine it ...
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Can I use my existing Canon lenses on an EF-M camera body?

Canon recently introduced the Canon EOS M, mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. It uses a new EF-M mount and is available as a kit with an EF-M lens in some regions. I have existing EF and EF-S ...
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Does using a lens adapter change focal length?

Does using a lens adapter change the field of view? I recently bought a Sony NEX-5, an extra Minolta MD 50mm 1.7/f lens and a MD to E-mount adapter and I was wondering, as the adapter increases the ...
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Can I use the lens from Canon AE-1 on a Canon EOS 60D, with an adaptor maybe?

I have a Canon AE-1 (film) and I bought a digital slr camera Canon EOS 60D. I have lenses from the AE-1 camera, but I don't know if there are some adaptors to use so they fit in the 60D camera... any ...
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Is there a c mount to four thirds adapter?

I've got an Olympus E-300 camera I've started playing around with. Its got a four thirds (not micro) mount. On ebay I found a cheap c mount lens with adapter. I didn't read closely enough to ...
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Does using an adapter on lenses affect the quality of the image?

The camera I am thinking buying doesn't have much selection of lenses. Only 7 or 6 lenses, but using an adapter on the camera can widen the lens selections. Does using non native lenses have any side ...
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Is it possible to control aperture when using a mount-adapter?

While I'm interested in a mirrorless camera, either MFT or X mount, I'd like to adapt some of my extensive collection of SLR lenses to one such camera. While I know it will defeat some of the ...
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What are the advantages, disadvantages and effects of using a DSLR lens on an iPhone sensor?

A DSLR to iPhone adapter has just been released as show here: http://photojojo.com/store/awesomeness/iphone-slr-mount/ What are the advantages, disadvantages and effects of attaching a DSLR-sized ...
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Is there any difference between using a full manual lens for Nikon F-mount or using lens for another mount (say m42) with an F-mount adapter?

I'm looking for a very cheap (~$50), fast (large aperture), full manual (non-CPU) lens for my Nikon D7000. After searching on eBay, I found that the same lenses (e.g. Vivitar 135mm f/2.8) are cheaper ...
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“One size fits all lens” for Sony and Nikon, or a Nikon lens plus adapter?

I've been taking photos with the supplied kit lens with my Sony Alpha 200 for the last couple of years. I'm looking at changing the body to a Nikon D7000 at some point in the future and I'm also ...
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EOS M focal length conversion to cropped frame and full frame camera

I am thinking about EOS M .. it looks appealing to me ... especially for Hiking .. the thing i want to know is if I use my 18-55mm Canon lens (that normally come with 550D, 600D series) on EOS M with ...
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Can I use old Minolta AF lenses on my new Canon?

I just recently bought my first DSLR, a Canon Rebel t2i/550d. I use it mostly for video and it works wonderfully. I bought the kit lens with it, but I am looking to expand my lens collection. I found ...
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Is there a comprehensive list of available (possible) adapters between different lens mounts?

When buying old dirt cheap lenses for use in modern cameras with the help from adapters, the flange focal distance is always limiting factor. The article about flange focal distance lists the ...
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Can Pentax K mount lenses be used on a 645 Reflex via an adapter?

Is it possible to use Pentax K mount lenses on a Pentax 645 via an adapter? If so, what is the name and type of adaptor required?
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Lens f-number and speed on adapted lenses

A lens has a focal length, and its entrance pupil has a diameter. The ratio of these is an f-number. The size of the entrance pupil is limited by the size of the front element, and we describe lenses ...
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Can I use an old Olympus-mount lens on a Canon DSLR?

What is the mount adapter I need to mount a Vivitar 28mm 1:2 No.22 (made by Kino, aka Kiron) lens on my Canon 600D? Is it the T/T2 lens mount? I used to mount this lens on my dad's Olympus OM-10. ...
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What Nikon F lenses can be adapted for micro four-thirds cameras and with what limitations?

There seem to be several makes of adapter that allow most Nikon F lenses to be mounted on any Micro four-thirds (M43) camera. I believe that autofocus is not supported, nor is electronic aperture ...
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What adapter do I need to mount a Konica lens on an Olympus E-520?

I bought a Konica Super Albinar MC auto zoom 1:4.5 F=80-200 mm no. 911485 55 lens for my E-520 Olympus camera. The adapter I already have does not fit and I desperately need to know what kind of ...
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Why are phase detect lenses adapted onto contrast detect bodies so much slower?

The Sony A7 is able to adapt almost any type of auto-focus lens (Canon/Nikon/etc) and use autofocusing, but the auto-focusing is much slower than the same focal lengths native for the A7. Why would ...
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Sigma 1:4.5 70-210 for Olympus - will this work for Canon 600D with an adaptor?

I have an old Sigma Zoom lens used with a film Olympus OM10 (the lens says 'Made for Olympus). It has manual aperture control on the lens and manual focus. Is there any point getting an adaptor for a ...
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Mount old lens on Canon Rebel T3i using Canon FD/FL Lens to Canon EOS EF Body Mount Adapter

Can I use any of the following lenses: this or this or this or this with this adapter for my Canon Rebel T3i? Please explain if any pitfalls that I may encounter such as infinity focus. Also ...
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Is there a way to use Canon 18-200 EF-s lens on Canon 6D full frame body?

I just purchased Canon 6D (Full frame camera) and I hate to lose the usage of my simple 18-200 EF-S lens. Any idea if there is a technology that allows me to use the lens on the 5d body?
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Can I fit a Minolta 35mm lens to a Micro 4third mount?

I have old 35mm lenses for my old Minolta camera. I'm going back to photography and getting an Olympus PEN E-PL1 (micro four thirds mount). Can I use my old lenses on such a box or do they become ...
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Is it a good idea to use adapted tele lenses with a micro four thirds camera for fast moving (nature/wildlife) photos?

I am thinking of buying an affordable tele lens (600mm+ equivalent) for my panasonic Lumix G5. I have read about adapting 400mm f5.6 EDIF a) For wildlife/bird pictures, would it be too much of ...
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Is there any alternative to the Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS M?

I wonder if there is in the market any alternative adapter to Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS M. Reliable, and cheaper, that allow you use EOS lenses on EOS-M camera.
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Can old film lenses like Tamron be used with modern DSLRs?

I have a Canon EOS 600D Digital SLR and would like to use an old Tamron 70-210mm lens for a film Contax camera on the new camera. Is this possible with an adapter?
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Is there a Nikon F to Sony E/FE lens adapter?

I had a good entry-level Nikon DSLR. I still have the lens(es). I bought a Sony mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (NEX?). Is there an adapter to connect the Nikon lenses to the Sony camera?
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Is there a digital body that will let me use analog Zeiss T* MM lenses lenses from a Contax 167MT?

Is there a digital body that will let me use analog Zeiss lenses from a Contax 167MT? They are T* MM lenses. Will all adaptors produce the same focus issues?
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How would Yashica M lenses compare with modern Canon lenses in terms of image quality?

I’ve come across an interesting offer where I can get the following for just $90 bucks: 1.Yashica ML 28mm f2.8 2.Yashica 50mm f1.9 3.Yashica 135mm f2.8 4.Yashica to Canon EOS Adapter Now let’s ...
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Nikon D600/D800 support for manual lenses with adapter

I am considering buying a Nikon D600 or a D800. I have some old manual lenses, most of them have Pentacon Six a.k.a. Kiev 60 mounts. On my Nikon D3200 I was able to use these lenses with adapters ...
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Nikon-F to Eyepiece

I have some large focal length Nikon-F lenses. Attaching them to my camera I can use them as a spotting scope. Are there any eyepieces I can attach them to directly?
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What results to expect from a Hasselblad Carl Zeiss 50mm 4f on a Nikon adaptor

Having just acquired an old 'blad + lens (Zeiss Distagon 4/50 T*), I noticed that there are a number of adaptors available to fit the lens onto Nikon DSLRs. Has anyone any experience doing this? Is ...
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Is there an adapter for Canon AE-1 lenses on Canon 550D? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it worth it to buy an FD-EOS adapter, or is it better to exchange a misbought lens? Is there a way to use my old Canon AE-1 lenses on my new EOS-550D?
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Why I can't find an A-mount to Canon EF Adapter?

I looked online for an adapter from A-mount to Canon EF but I couldn't find. The Minolta/Sony A-mount flange focal distance is 44.50mm and Canon EF flang focal distance is 44.00mm, in theory A-mount ...
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How can I use Minolta / Sony AF lenses on Nikon DSLR bodies?

I'd like to use selected Minolta & Sony AF lenses on a Nikon — say, a D700. Can I, and if so how? My first SLR was a Minolta SRT303B and I've used Minolta since. That was manual but I now ...