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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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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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
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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. ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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
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Why isn't it safe to use EF-S lenses on fullframe?

I've heard that EF-S lenses are not compatible with full frame bodies and that using such lenses could damage the mirror. Are the EF-S lenses not compatible with full frame bodies in terms of "not ...
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What is the maximum weight a micro 4/3 lens mount can support without a tripod collar? [duplicate]

What maximum weight one can expect the micro 4/3 lens mount to hold without breaking (for a lens with no tripod collar)? Are there official specifications about this?
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Can Tamron 16-300mm Macro Lens fit to Canon EOS 600D?

I use Canon EOS 600D and I want a lens with a larger range. I found out Tamron 16-300 f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro Lens, I added it into my wishlist. I did some research on it and I'm scared that it ...
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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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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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Will a Vivitar lens work with my Nikon camera?

I am new to photography and have a Nikon D3200. A friend has given me a Vivitar lens: 75-205mm macro focusing zoom, NO. 220441876. Can I purchase an adapter to make this work? If so, which one? I ...
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Are there any adapters for using EF lenses on FD mount?

I know there are various teleconverters and extensions rings that allow for the use of FD lenses on EF bodies. However I'm looking for an adapter that lets me use EF lenses on an FD mount. Of course I ...
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F-mount to EOS adapter from Nikon to Canon [duplicate]

I bought a Canon EOS 500N body (EF mount) and I want to also buy a Nikon N65 (F mount) camera. The question is if with this adapter I can use a lens for both cameras? maybe you have some similar ...
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Can I adapt a Minolta AF-mount Tamron zoom lens for use on a Canon or Nikon DSLR?

I have a Tamron Minolta AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 LD aspherical macro lens, which I would like to use on a Canon EOS 600D or Nikon D5200 DSLR. The lens was used on a film SLR Minolta camera. Is there an ...
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How do I identify the lens mount for this old lens which says “for Canon”?

I'm trying to find the correct lens mount or adapter to use with my canon t3i.
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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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“Lens not attached” appearing whenever I try to use my Nikkor 70-300mm?

I've had my Nikon D5000 for about two years now. It has never failed me! I have only two lenses, the standard 18-55mm lens and a 70-300mm lens I received about two years ago. I've never had a problem ...
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Nikon D3200 - quality loss with stock lens and with old lenses?

I know that you can use an adapter to mount various old lenses on D3200, but would I lose quality by doing so? I even read something that said that the default VR2 lens delivers 3 times as poor ...
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Where can I find the maximum lens weight for my camera?

Where can I find information about maximum allowed lens weight for my camera? I'm asking because I have an opportunity to get an old Soviet-built 80-200mm lens for my Nikon D3100 for a very ...
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Is it dangerous to do a lens change with power on?

I have just accidentally changed my lens over with the power on. In the manual it lists this as something you shouldn't do as a 'caution' . Can this cause damage? If so, what and how will I tell? (I ...
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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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Will lenses with filter attachment size 58mm fit my camera when the kit lens has filter size 72 mm?

I need help - I want to buy 50mm f/1.8 for my Nikon d300. The description of the lens says Filter Attachment Size 58mm. My kit lens is filter size 72 mm. Is 58mm is the right size lens for my ...
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Albinar's compatibility with Canon t5

So I have an Albinar ADG 28-80mm lens, that I have acquired, and I was wondering what mount adapter would be required for it to work on either the Canon EOS Rebel T1i or T5, I have both. Thanks!
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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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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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What are the advantages of metal mount vs plastic mount?

I have come across many reviews of lenses, in which reviewer will stress on the point that this lens has a metal mount. I am yet to buy a lens with metal mount, but what are the advantages of having a ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...