Shadowy Daisy

Shadowy Daisy
by damned-truths

Submit your Photo
Hall of Fame

Please participate in Meta
and help us grow.

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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
2answers
78 views

How can I increase the flange focal distance (back focal length) of DSLR lens?

I am working on a custom setup where I am using a DSLR lens (Canon 50mm f/1.8) to project an image onto an image sensor (image plane). For my application, I require a very large distance between the ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Adapter for Pentax P/K to Sony e-mount [duplicate]

Is the Vivitar 70-300mm 1:4.2-5.8 MC Macro Zoom lens compatible with the Sony A6000 e-mount camera? I understand this lens has the Pentax P/K K mount. Would the Pentax PK K to Sony NEX e-mount lens ...
15
votes
3answers
381 views

What lens design limits derive from the width of the lens mount?

I'm familiar with the lens design limitations imposed by the flange-to-focal-plane distance. But what constraints are caused by the width of the lens mount (that is, the size of the hole in the ...
1
vote
2answers
107 views

Will a DX lens have severe vignetting on a 20x20mm?

I'm going to work with a camera, a Photron AX100, which has a non-standard 20.48x20.48 mm sensor, but has an f-mount bayonet for lenses. I was wondering if it would work with DX lenses without ...
5
votes
4answers
201 views

Where can I find the maximum camera weight for my lens?

I have a somewhat unique question here, and I haven't been able to get a clear answer elsewhere. There is a question with a similar title, only with the camera and lens terms swapped. My question is ...
0
votes
1answer
62 views

Can I use adapters to mount Samyang lenses to my Nikon body?

I recently got two Samyang lenses at a second-hand store, so I don't have any boxes or documentation with them. The lenses I recently got are: Samyang AF lens 70-210mm 1:40-5.6, No. 846209 Samyang ...
0
votes
1answer
50 views

Is there a list of lenses commonly considered “significant” for each mount? [closed]

I'm in the process of installing a focusing screen on my Pentax and, as it will help me with manual focus, I was thinking it could help me using lenses for other mounts ('cause often the mount's ...
5
votes
4answers
7k views

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 ...
3
votes
4answers
549 views

Is it possible to mount Pentax lenses on Sony NEX with an adapter?

I wonder whether it would be possible to mount Pentax lenses on a Sony NEX, using an adapter. Are such adapters already available? Would it be possible to have automatic focus?
2
votes
1answer
158 views

Can I use a Sigma 17-55 2.8 lens on a Canon 6D?

Will the Sigma 17-55mm 2.8 lens fit my full-frame Canon 6D? I'm looking to purchase a zoom lens but don't know which direction to go, as I'm new to full frame.
-1
votes
1answer
75 views

What kind of lenses will work on an entry-level Nikon DSLR? [duplicate]

I am total noob at cameras/lenses so I don't know what I am buying. My cousin has asked me to bring 70-300mm or 18-300mm lens for his D3300. Now, I don't know what lens will be compatible with the ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

Will Canon's EF and EF-S lenses work better for Canon's mirrorless cameras than mirrorless cameras from other brands?

Currently I have a Canon 60D, but after carrying it with me on a trip I have started to think about a lighter camera. I want the camera to be easier to carry around for long sightseeing/tourism trips, ...
1
vote
3answers
6k views

How good are the EF-mount to E-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 ...
1
vote
1answer
105 views

What is this lever for on the lens mount? (F-mount, not aperture lever)

This is the photo of the lens mount of an F-mount Tokina 10-17 mm (taken from online). What is the lever that I marked in red for? Note that this is not the aperture lever (which you can also see on ...
1
vote
3answers
181 views

Can I use a Nikon F objective with a Olympus OM-D E-M10?

I want to buy a Olympus OM-D E-10 with a 14-42mm lens for travelling (lighter than my Nikon D7000). My question is, is there any way ("which makes sense") to use my Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 lens ...
10
votes
3answers
2k views

How do SLR lenses connect to the body?

I recently bought my first SLR camera and lens for it and I have questions about how they interact. My lens attaches on, and I can use the focus on the lens itself, but if I use the auto-focus, does ...
2
votes
1answer
145 views

What adapter do I need to mount an old Minolta lens to a Canon EOS camera? [duplicate]

I have an old Minolta Maxxum 7000 camera and 50mm lens (photos below). I would like to mount the lens on my Canon 5D Mark II. Is this adapter the one I need?
2
votes
2answers
196 views

Tripod support for Canon 11-24mm

Canon´s 11-24mm lens is top-heavy, but does not provide for a tripod support. This is particularly worrisome when mounted on a small mirrorless camera. Some adapters, such as the Metabones, have a ...
5
votes
2answers
324 views

Are lenses for Nikon's D5xxx series compatible with the D7xxx series too?

I wonder if the lenses that were used on D5300 and D5200 are also compatible with the D7000 and D7100? I am going to buy the body and lenses separately and I want to be sure I am buying the correct ...
0
votes
1answer
68 views

Can I use Canon & Tokina lenses with my Nikon DS3100? [duplicate]

I have a Nikon DS3100. I have now been given two lenses. Canon Zoom Lens EF 35-80MM TOKINA 28-210MM I have not yet tried them on my Nikon DS3100 and wondered if they are suitable to use. Any help ...
2
votes
1answer
77 views

Would this Vivitar 75-205mm 1:3.8 macro lens fit on Nikon D610 dslr?

would the lens pictured (Vivitar 75-205mm 1:3.8 macro focusing lens) fit on a Nikon D610 dslr? thank you!
4
votes
1answer
5k views

Can I use the lens from Canon AE-1 on a Canon EOS DSLR, 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 ...
11
votes
2answers
3k views

Can I use lens brand X on interchangeable lens camera brand Y?

I've got some lenses of brand X, but I've just got a new camera of brand Y. How can I tell if it's possible to use my lenses on my camera? I accept that I may lose a lot of automatic functionality ...
3
votes
1answer
86 views

Sony Full Frame E Mount Sensor Corners

Context I've seen the Canon 5D Mark III, Nikon D750 and A7R before. The sensor placement of the Nikon and Canon reveals the whole sensor if you look "down" the mount on the camera. On the A7r though ...
1
vote
1answer
85 views

What modern camera bodies can use Minolta Maxxum Lenses?

I have an old Minolta Maxxum, is there a camera DSLR body that will take all the lenses from the Maxxum available ?
2
votes
2answers
169 views

Do I need an adapter to mount a Maxxum 75+300mm to a Sony Alpha 3000?

I have a Sony Alpha 3000 and bought a Minolta Maxxum 75-300mm but I can't mount it on the camera. Do I need an adapter?
2
votes
3answers
247 views

Are Canon Rebel T3 lenses compatible with Canon T6i?

I am thinking about buying the Canon Rebel T6i (750D) and currently have the T3 (1100D). Will a lens that I have on my T3 work on the T6i ? I would like to know if I can keep my lens or if I will ...
13
votes
2answers
6k views

What are the electrical contacts in a Nikon F-mount?

Current Nikon camera bodies and lenses have electrical contacts. What exactly are they used for and what sorts of electrical signalling is used? Why are there so many? Some background to my ...
7
votes
5answers
15k views

Can I use Minolta Maxxum lenses with Sony Alpha cameras?

I have an old Minolta Maxxum 7000i AF-SLR camera from early 90s. I have a complete set of lenses, filters, etc., I found out that Sony ultimately ended up buying Minolta, and developing their alpha ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Which adapter do I need to mount a vintage Marexar-CX Lens to Nikon D3100?

I have purchased a vintage MAREXAR-CX Zoom, MACRO lens, Multi-Coated 1:4.5-4.8 F=80-250mm 58 No 90686. It says is a Minolta fitting lens, made in Japan. I would like to try it out with my Nikon ...
1
vote
3answers
3k views

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?
5
votes
1answer
93 views

Is there a weight distribution problem putting a FE lens on a Sony a6000?

Context I am considering upgrading to Full Frame at some point for the Sony line and while I already have APS-C primes, I'm considering getting my first FE prime for my Sony α6000. I usually ...
2
votes
1answer
64 views

Does the type of lens adapter matter for manual focus?

Context I use a cheap adapter that has an Aperture Ring for the new Nikon G lens but also works for older lens as well. I use a Sony a6000 which has focus peaking and related. Question Assuming ...
3
votes
1answer
144 views

Change aperture of EF lenses without an EOS body

I'm looking to adapt my Canon EF mount lenses for other mirrorless mounts. Not all of them are made by Canon (some are Sigma lenses). I'm not really interested in keeping autofocus; a mere spacer as ...
0
votes
1answer
172 views

How can I use FF Nikon lenses on the Sony E-mount A7 with full function (AF, etc.)?

I have a complete set of lenses for Nikon FF. I'm thinking about getting a Sony A7-family camera. What would be my best bet to get the compatibility between them AND retaining AF, exposure, etc. ...
0
votes
2answers
4k views

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 an Olympus, not Nikkor. Would it fit my camera or would I need a lens adapter? And are there ...
1
vote
2answers
313 views

Can I use a D.O. Industries Navitron 50mm f0.95 lens on a Nikon Camera?

I have a D.O. Industries Navitron 50mm f0.95 and would like to use it on a nikon camera. Is there a mount that can adapt this lens to nikon cameras?
0
votes
2answers
312 views

Is it coincidence that Nikon F lenses can fit a Canon EF body (with an adapter)?

A Nikon F mount lens is small enough to fit (via an adapter) into a Canon EF mount camera. Is this by design (IE did Nikon design the whole bayonet to be small enough, or Canon design the EF to be ...
1
vote
3answers
314 views

Which mount is this Sigma lens for?

I have lens that does not fit my Nikon or Canon. Can someone tell me what camera this lens is for?
1
vote
2answers
106 views

Will a SMC Pentax-A lens work with my Pentax K → Micro Four Thirds adapter?

I am using a MFT camera and have a lens coming in soon. I have a PK -> MFT adapter. The lens is supposed to be Aperture-automatic, SMC Pentax-A 35-105mm F3.5. Now, will it work with the adapter? I don'...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Can I use Minolta lenses on Nikon D3200? [duplicate]

I have several lenses from a Minolta 7000 af. They are a 50mm, 28mm wide angle and a 70-210 zoom. And, I have a new Nikon D3200 now. Will these lenses fit this camera?
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Which lenses can I use with adapters on my Sony A-mount body and what are the disadvantages of such adapters?

I own a Sony A77 APS-C SLT A-mount camera. For someone who likes to experiment and is on a budget, mount adapters are tempting, since they greatly expand the catalog of available lenses and open up ...
0
votes
2answers
719 views

Nikon F-mount lens adapters for Sony E-mount with fewest compromises

I presently use a Nikon D600, which is an fx body. As you can imagine I have plenty of F-mount fx glass laying around. I am looking at getting a Sony mirrorless as a portable second body for when a ...
1
vote
1answer
217 views

Why is my Sigma 75-300mm lens causing a “there's no lens” error on my alpha mount Sony?

What can I do to get my Sigma 75-300mm telephoto lens to fit my Alpha mount Sony? The lens will attach but the camera says "there's no lens". I used this lens on a 7000 Maxxum 35mm film camera.
0
votes
2answers
88 views

Will a Vivitar 28-300mm Series One Zoom Lens fit on a Minolta Maxxum5?

My husband has a Minolta Maxxum5 digital camera. Will a Vivitar 28-300mm Series One Zoom Lens fit and work correctly? Thanks
5
votes
1answer
345 views

How exactly Is the focus distance of a Leica M lens mechanically transmitted to the body?

Basically speaking, when a camera focuses on something, it focuses on a certain distance. That means everything that is this distance away from the camera will be in focus and sharp in the image. ...
1
vote
5answers
385 views

What kind of lenses will work with my new Nikon DSLR?

Ok so I just bought Nikon D3200, kinda loving it, kinda not. What kind of lenses do I need for it? What does the lens need to say on it or on the description for it to work properly with this camera?
0
votes
3answers
315 views

What type of lens mount is this Som Berthiot?

I bought this som berthiot 20mm f1.9 lens assuming it was a c-mount but it is much smaller with an elongated screw mount. Can't figure out what type of mount this could be. Here it is compared to ...
0
votes
2answers
796 views

Are Sony NEX and Sony Alpha lenses interchangeable?

Do most/all of the Sony NEX lenses interchange with the Sony Alpha's (A6000 specifically). I am looking at a 420-1600mm super telephoto lens. Thanks for any help you give