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A lens mount is an interface, mechanical and often also electrical, between a photographic camera body and a lens. It is confined to cameras where the body allows interchangeable lenses.

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Nikon D3200 lens flange has undocumented Button or lever

There is a button or lever located on the outside of the mounting ring, on the shutter release button side, lower quadrant of the ring. Mounted lenses, AF or AI do not make contact with this lever or ...
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Will a Soligor 35-70mm C/FD fit on my Canon AT-1? Or do I need a specific lens mount?

I tried to click it on the usual way but it didn't work. Do I need to buy a specific lens mount? The person who sold me the lens said it worked with his Canon A-1 but perhaps he had a lens mount with ...
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Is it possible to use the lenses from a Canon Xl1 on a modern DSLR?

I have a Canon XL1 interchangeable lens video camera. Can I use an adaptor to use its lenses with a DSLR or an SLR? I know about it using a smaller sensor and that it is closer to the sensor (as in Is ...
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Difference between Minolta MC and MD mounts and can they be used on AF camera?

I am looking at some older lenses for sale. There are a lot of Minolta MC and MD mount lenses out there. Can they be used on an AF mount body at all (as a fully manual lens)? Will either of the MC ...
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How to know if a Canon lens is compatible with my Nikon camera body?

I am looking at this Canon 50mm lens for my Nikon D5200. How can I be sure that this lens will fit on my Nikon D5200? The camera manual does not have a list of lenses that are compatible with the ...
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Replacing a Lens Mount

Before the whole 'It's been answered before!' comments roll in I want to say I'm not talking about the mount on the lens I'm talking about the mount on the BODY of the camera. I've been searching ...
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Canon lenses with Sony A7r

I am thinking about switching from 5DMIII to Sony A7r. In terms of lenses, I have Canon EF lenses (16-35, 50, 70-200), and a Tamron 24-70 VC. Will the electronics of those lenses work with the ...
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What is the maximum aperture consistent with the Nikon F-mount?

In a related thread, it's been debated whether there is a hard limitation to maximum possible lens aperture; it seems there is none. However, using the example of the nikon F mount, this technical ...
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Mounting Sigma 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 APO Macro Super on Nikon D3200

I have been given a Sigma 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 APO Macro Super lens and I want to fit it to my D3200. The problem is that the mount on the bottom of the Sigma lens is too big for the D3200 lens mount and ...
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In what way does the lens mount limit the maximum possible aperture of a lens?

In many answers to questions about different aspects of really large aperture lenses it's pointed out that the lens mount sets a hard limit on the maximum possible aperture of the lenses to that ...
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Camera bodies with a EF-S mount [duplicate]

Might be a dupplicate, but I don't think it is... Looking here : Comparaison of a Canon 1200D and a Nikon 3100 I've seen that the Canon 1200D has a mount type called "Canon EF-S". I know that you ...
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How good are the E-mount to EF-mount adapters?

I currently live in the Canon ecosystem, but really like the look of the Sony a7S. But before I switch I want to know just how well I'll be able use use my old EF-mount lenses on my new a7S. How well ...
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Can I connect a new Olympus lens to my Nikon camera?

I have a Nikon D3200 and I want to buy another lens for portrait photography... The lens I want to buy is a Olympus not Nikkor, would it fit my camera or would i need like a lens adapter? And is there ...
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Are there any official specifications regarding the torque for camera mounts?

I've been wondering why I've never seen any official specifications of the maximum allowed torque that can be exerted upon lens mounts. It seems to me like a very useful specification, but I can't ...
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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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Widest angle lens with Speedbooster and Blackmagic Cinema Camera [closed]

What is the widest angle and rectilinear (no fisheyes) lens usable with Speedbooster and Blackmagic Cinema Camera? For those not in the know, Speedbooster both reduces a crop factor and increases the ...
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What are the pros and cons of the two Sony mounts — E and A?

As someone who uses an NEX, I'd like to understand the background of the E- and A- mounts, where Sony is coming from, and to what ends each of these mounts was designed for, and what they do or not do ...
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How do I separate a stuck Nikon 400mm f/2.8 AF-S (non-VR) lens from a D800E body?

I purchased a factory refurbished 400mm f/2.8 AF-S (non-VR) lens a year ago from Nikon USA. Two major malfunctions happened. To me, both seem to be related to a little metal lever inside the lens's ...
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Is there a way to adjust the aperture of a Nikon lens without a camera or physical aperture ring?

If I have a camera that does not have any electronic connection to the lens, is there any way to adjust the aperture on the lens if it does not have a physical aperture ring? We're using a scientific ...
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How can I mount an EF-M lens on an EF-S camera?

How can I mount an EF-M lens (22mm, for example) on my Canon Rebel T4i EOS EF-S?
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Can an SLR Mounting rim made of metal gather rust?

Has anyone encountered rust on SLR Mounting rim? Not those pins or marks, but the metallic rim which is to match with SLR lenses. I suppose both mounting rims from body and lense are of same ...
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Can I use a FD lens + extender with Canon EOS mount?

I have a Sigma 400 mm FD lens which comes with an FD to EOS (EF) adapter. Is it possible for me to attach an extender to it. May be a 2X FD extender and then attach the FD to EOS (EF) adapter. Is ...
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What are the downsides of converting FD(n) lenses to EF mount?

Are there any downsides of converting an old FD(n) lens to the EF by means of actually replacing the mount with a EdMika or similar? The lens will become a manual focus and manual aperture control ...
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What kind of mount does this Chinon 70-210mm AF Zoon lens have?

I have an old Chinon lens which I want to mount on my Nikon DSLR. I know there are some adapters on the market, but I can't figure out which mount my CHINON has. In the "specialist shop" they told my ...
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Why are there no DSLR cameras with protective curtains for lens exchange?

Reading this thread I got to think of why there are no DSLR bodies with protective curtain that extends (and by doing that spans over the entire mount) while changing lenses and then retract ...
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Is it expected for the Nikon D5100 and Sigma 150-500mm mounting to be very tight?

I have a query regarding the Sigma 150-500 mounting on a Nikon D5100. I have got my Sigma 150-500mm today.... I am feeling that the lens is very tight to mount on my D5100. Is this expected?? I have ...
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Can I use these old lenses from DVT vision systems on modern cameras?

I have a bunch of old Tamron lenses (12mm, 25mm, 50mm, 75mm, etc) that were used on old vision systems (DVT Cameras). These systems are now obsolete and the cameras / lenses are being disposed of. Is ...
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Which terms accurately describe the lens mount on a Canon 7?

I've gotten a used Canon Model 7 rangefinder camera from my grandfather. I'm given to understand that it's a reasonably cool old camera, and the 50mm/1.4 lens isn't too shabby either. I am ...
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What does fixed EXIF mean?

I'm buying a lens adapter for my new Minolta AF 500mm reflex lens and one that I have found specifically states that the EXIF is fixed at 50mm F1.4. I'm not sure what this means for my photos in the ...
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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 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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Nikon lens adaptor for Sigma f/4.5 70-210mm

Someone gave me a Sigma f/4.5 70-210 lens and it won't fit my Nikon D3200. Does anyone know what lens adapter I need?
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Will a “Sigma AF Telephoto 1:5.6 f=400mm Multi-Coated Lens Japan for Canon AF 072” work with Canon EF mount?

Just have a quick question, recently purchased a cheap Canon 1DMK2 but until then I have exclusively used Sony DLSRs so I am not familiar with Canon mounts/lenses. I have been looking on eBay for a ...
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Can I use Olympus OM lenses on a Pentax DSLR?

I have some Olypus lenses that were used with my OM20 camera that I would like to use on my Pentax K-r camera. Is this possible, and what would I need to do it?
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Can I use a Pentax lens on a Canon body?

I have a SMC Pentax-M 50mm 1:2 prime lens and a Pentax MC auto 28mm 1:2.8 from my dad. I have been looking at two film cameras lately, the Pentax MG and the Canon AE-1. If I buy the Pentax MG I know I ...
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What lens will fit a Canon 10D?

I got a Canon 10D from a friend, the camera doesn't have any lens so I've been trying to find lens for it online. The problem is that I'm no expert in photography, and very unsure of what lens would ...
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What lens adapter do I need to use a Marexar lens on a Canon EOS camera?

I have a Marexar CX zoom lens no.8407598 and am looking for an adaptor to fit it to a Canon EOS 1100D camera. What do I need?
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What exactly is focal length when there is also flange focal distance?

If focal length is the measure between the rear element and the sensor then how can you have different flange focal distances? Is the focal length not literally the measure between the rear element ...
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Nikkor lenses: is there any means to know if a lense mount is in metal or plastic

In general, cheap Nikkor lenses mount is in plastic (like the 18-55 provided in some bundles) and many others are in metal. I tried to find the documentation of some lense but on the Nikon page it ...
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What are the clues to look at regarding how long Canon's EF/EF-S lens mount might be current? [closed]

I'm interested in buying a new lens for my Canon but am concerned the lens mount might be discontinued soon. The EF-S lens mount was invented in 2003, and the EF mount in 1987 (wikipedia). Electronics ...
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Aperture value appears as '- -' in Olympus E410

I have just started using manual focus and prime lenses with my Olympus E410 (four-thirds). Intermittently, the aperture value is invisible, both through the viewfinder and in the LCD display. ...
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Is there a quiet, affordable Nikon F mount camera (for timelapse)?

I'm planning to set up a long-running timelapse system to capture the view from my new office building. The problem is, other people work near me, and I don't want to disturb them with camera sounds ...
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Is a small amount of play on the Fujifilm X-E1 mount normal?

I have a brand new Fuji X-E1 with the 18-55 zoom. The lens has the barest amount of play once mounted, rotating back and forth less than a half millimeter if I twist it firmly. I've had old Nikon film ...
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Why no aperture control with Nikon 55mm f/2.8 AI-s on Nikon D3200

It was pretty exciting to borrow my dad's old Nikon 55mm f/2.8 AI-s and try it on my Nikon D3200. I have to use it in full manual mode, but it gets great results! Amazing how a lens designed in 1979 ...
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Does Canon make an L series lens with a plastic lens mount?

An online retailer is telling me that Canon 24-105 f4L lens comes in two versions, the USA model with a steel lens mount and an import with a plastic lens mount. Is this true?
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What Nikon cameras is a Sigma AF-k lens compatible with?

I was recently given a Sigma AF-k lens and told it was Nikon compatible. I am trying to get a better handle of what the AF-k stands for. I have both a Nikon F4s and a D5100 that I use and not ...
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Will a Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G IF-ED VR lens work on my Sony A900?

I have a Sony A900 that I want to use with Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G IF-ED VR. Does this lens come with a Sony mount? I do not want to have to use an adapter.
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What is the throat diameter of the Argus SLR Bayonet Mount?

Does anybody know the throat diameter of Argus SLR bayonet mount? I know its flange focal distance (register) is 44.45mm, but I don't know the diameter of the mount. Specifically, I'm interested to ...
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Is there an adapter for a Sigma SA mount lens to fit a Canon EF mount?

I have a Sigma 24mm ultra-wide lens; does anyone know of an adaptor that will make this lens fit my Canon 1V camera?
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Which lens-mount adapter do I need to buy to use a Sigma lens on a Nikon body?

I am a beginner and have been given a Sigma zoom 28-80mm f/3.5-5.0 macro lens. I would like to try this before paying out for a more expensive macro lens but it will not fit my Nikon D5000. Could any ...