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As noted, the flange distance is 29mm for the XL1. Going from the table in Flange focal distance, the only cameras that have a shorter flange focal distance are mirrorless systems such as the Micro 4/3, Leica M mount rangefinders and the like. Assuming that one could craft a zero width adapter for it and put it on a DSLR, it would not be able to focus at ...


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Not unless you only want to use it at close distances only. The flange distance is 29mm for the XL1 and 44mm for the EF mount, a 15mm difference. The maximum focal length of the XL1 is 88mm, so the lowest magnification ratio that you could shoot at is 15/88 = 0.17x. And that assumes an adapter of 0 length. So not only would you lose infinity focus, you ...


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No. The sensor on the XL1 is smaller than even a APS sized DSLR. This means that there will be a smaller image circle on the XL1s lens. As a result if you did find an adaptor that allowed a mechanical fit, you would suffer severe vignetting.


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I'm late to this question, but anyone else making a similar choice should consider that most modern DSLR's lack the optical focusing aids that were standard on manual focus cameras, and using an old lens on a new camera without some sort of aid may be more difficult than using the lens on the old camera. Back before autofocus was a standard feature (or even ...


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I want to echo the value of the AF adapters vs. a plain adapter. I have several of both types, and while the exif data is fixed and therefore of little use (other than knowing i was using a legacy lens), the focus 'beep' I am able to get with the AF adapters on legacy lenses really does help me get the photos in focus. It also enables the use of both manual ...



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