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How do I figure out which adapter I need to put an old Vivitar lens on a Minolta body?

I'm looking for the correct adapter model to fit a 70-210mm zoom Vivitar lens onto the body of my Minolta Dynax 300si camera. As I will probably need to go to eBay, it would really be great to get it ...
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How will old M42 lenses work on a Nikon camera?

I wanted to get some cheap old lenses to use on my Nikon DX DSLR (D3100). However, Nikon has one of the greatest flange distances of all manufacturers, which means that most lenses I can buy (M42 ...
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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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Do focal length changing lens adapters affect the F-stop of a lens?

My question concerns things like the ultra wide angle adapter for the Sony Alpha/Nex/e-mount line 16mm f/2.8 prime pancake lens, which changes the focal length of said lens from 16mm to 12mm. Since ...
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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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Can I adapt my 38mm auxillary lens microscope to use more widely available 42mm ones?

I have a Bausch and Lomb/Leica StereoZoom 4 microscope that I would like to use for microsoldering and occastional photos. Unfortunately, it only has 10X eye pieces and no auxillary lenses or ...
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What is the mount on this Exakta 100-500mm f/5.6-8 MC Macro lens?

I recently bought, second-hand and for a few euros, the following: adapter Exakta to Sony e-mount an Exakta 100-500mm 1:5.6-8 MC Macro lens, made in Japan Strangely, the lens does not fit on the ...
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How can I remove a stuck adapter from a lens?

I have a Nikon G to Sony E adapter on a Rokinon 14mm lens with Nikon mount. I can't remove the adapter no matter how much I turn, pull, or even push the little metal protrusion on the side. How do I ...
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Which adapter to mount Yashica adaptor lenses on a SIGMA SA-7?

I own SIGMA SA-7 and a couple of YASHICA lenses: YAHICOR Y503 Telephoto and YASHICA Y504 wide lens, both seem to be 55 mm wide. I would like to use them with my SIGMA original lenses, 70-300 and 28-...
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Is there an adapter to allow a camera to control focus or aperture of a manual focus & aperture lens?

I recently bought the Sony Alpha a7. In a bid to get an affordable portrait lens, I rushed to get the Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 only to realize that there is no communication between the camera and lens. Now ...
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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?
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What is the mount on Vivitar lens with MIR printed on mount side?

Got a Vivitar 28mm F2.8 manual-focus lens with MIR printed on the mount side. I want to use it with my Sony E-mount camera. I got a Minolta MD adapter to E-mount, but it didn't work. This is my first ...
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Is adapting legacy TTL flashes to digital-ready TTL systems technically or just marketing/no-one-bothers-impossible?

The reason given for absolute incompatibility of all legacy TTL flash systems with DSLRs/DSLMs is usually the need to fire a controlled measuring preflash very quickly succeeded by the actual "...
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Do Canon's TS lenses work on Metabones?

I have Metabones IV on an A7RII and am interested in Canon's T&S lenses. Will they work without issues?
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Is there any Fuji X to Nikon F adapter that works with AI-s lenses and doesn't require stop-down metering?

I am interested in an adapter that would allow me to use my Nikkor AI-s lenses on my Fuji X-series cameras. There are many such adapters, but they all seem to require stop down metering. I don't want ...
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Cutting lens filter/accessory threads

I'm interested in making some custom lens accessories, but am stuck trying to find a tool, or method suitable for cutting this style of thread. Adapters with these threads already cut are cheap and ...
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Fotodiox focus confirmation on M42 to EF adapter

I have just bought a fotodiox chipped adapter for M42 to EF canon mount. I am hoping to be able to use the canon autofocus sytem to get focus confirmation. I have mixed results after following the ...
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What adapter do I need to mount lenses for Chinon CM-5 on my Canon EOS 1100D?

I possess a Canon EOS 1100D and I'd like to use some old lenses that were used on a non-digital Chinon CM-5. One of these lenses is Tamron, but with the same size of the Chinon ones. Do you know where ...
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Is there a lens adapter for a Pentax lens to a Canon AE-1?

I have a Pentax my with a zoom lens, and I also have a Canon AE-1 Program. which is my all time fave. I would like to use the Pentax zoom lens on my Canon. Is there an adapter to make that possible? ...
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Kiron lense on a Canon EOS camera [duplicate]

I recently bought a Canon EOS 1300D to which I would like to fit a Kiron wide angle lens. The Kiron is a 24mm f/2 55mm lens diameter in the front, 45mm diameter at the back where it needs to be ...
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Prolong the lifespan of dslr shoe mount

We are planning to use an external microphone that mounts via shoe mount. The concern is that due continuous mount / dismount procedures we may spoil the shoe mount on the camera one day. In order to ...
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Filter step-up ring sets - any with single target size?

I have lenses of several different filter diameters and I've been looking at the various step-up ring sets that are available so that I can use a single ND1000 neutral density filter that I plan to ...
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What CCTV lenses can I use with Micro 4/3 and adapter?

I keep hearing things about using CCTV C Mounts hacked into a Micro 4/3 camera using an adapter. Does anybody have any experience with this? Can any ebay lens work, or is the C-mount not universal? ...
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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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Novoflex bellows lens mount identification

I bought an old Novoflex bellows and I'm trying to find the right adapter for it. Can somebody identify this mount? The opposite end is a 39mm Leica screw mount. The collar rotates ~40° or so (...
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Is it possible to avoid losing stops using Canon FD lens to EOS adapters?

Since we're probably never gonna get film-to-digital camera conversion kit, I'll continue to use old lenses with digital camera but I'd like to avoid the 2 stops of loss caused by the lens adapter. ...
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What adapter do I need to mount an MTO-11CA 1000mm on a Nikon DSLR?

I have a Nikon D5500 and an old MTO-11CA 1000mm mirror lens. Here's a picture of the lens mount: What adapters and extension adapter would I need? It's M39
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When using lenses on an adapter: how to set exposure metadata manually? [duplicate]

I'm using a different brand of lens and body, with an adapter to make them fit. The adapter does not transfer any data from the lens to the camera, so in Lightroom, I am missing the information on ...
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Soligor to Canon Adapter

I have a Soligor 500 mm F8 mirror lens.Does anyone make an adapter so that I can use the lens on a Canon 5D? HAs anyone found a solution for this?
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Does a micro SD–to–SD card adapter affect the write speed of micro SD cards?

I am using a micro SD card, with an SD card adapter, in my Canon EOS 550D. I do this so that I can insert the card into my phone to view my photos and videos. While taking videos with my Canon, video ...
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Should I use a SD to CF adapter in my older camera?

I've finally upgraded to digital, with the Canon EOS 5D (Mk. I). I'm debating the advantage of using an SD-CF adapter vs regular CF cards. The primary advantage of the former is that it avoids ...
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Can Minolta lenses obtain infinity focus when mounted on a Canon camera?

I know this isn't the ideal setup but I have access to a good selection of Minolta glass so I can try it without any expense. I've got a Canon 600D, a "Minolta Sony Alpha AF Mount Lens to Canon EOS ...
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Panasonic lens adapter [duplicate]

Is there an adapter for my Panasonic GH4 that will allow me to use a Kiron 28-210mm telephoto lens ? My father used this lens on his Canon AV-1 which I believe is a C/FD mount.
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Helios 44-3 mounted on Canon 5D. Did I get the wrong adapter?

In the mail today I received from eBay a Super Takumar 35mm f/3.5 Helios 44-3 f/2.0 M42 to Canon EF mount I mounted the Super Takumar on my Canon EOS 5D with the adapter, and it operates fine except ...
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Looking to adapt Mitutoyo 26mm x 36tpi (0.706") to 77mm filter thread

This is to mount a Mitutoyo objective to the front of my typical lenses which have 77mm filter thread. Ideally the objective would be as close to the front of the lens it's fitted to as possible, so ...
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Using Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 on Sony a7r (with Metabones adapter)

So here it is: I am considering getting a good old manual nikkor 50mm f/1.2 And I wonder if there could be any problems using it on my sony a7r? Will it work? Do I lose in quality or anything? PS: ...
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Circular Polarizing filter in different lenses. Whether to use adapters or buy new filters?

I have the following lenses Canon 18-55 (filter ring size 58mm) Canon 55-250 (filter ring size 58mm) Sigma 35mm (filter ring size 67mm) Canon 10-22 (filter ring size 77mm) Canon 50mm (filter ring size ...
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What adapter do I need to use a Sony a7R ii with a Televue Pronto telescope?

I wish to take pictures through my Televue Pronto using my α7R II camera. Is there an adapter to allow me to do this?
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Is the new Sigma MC-11 Converter just another alternative to adapters such as metabones?

Apparently Sigma has a new adapter that can be used to mount Canon lenses on the A7 lineup of mirrorless full frame bodies. https://landscapephotographymagazine.com/2016/sigma-mount-converter-mc-11-...
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Nikon D3200 battery drain out quickly

My Nikon 3200 battery drains out quickly. When the company says 500 to 600 photos in a complete charge, I am getting only 70 to 100 photos(without flash and manual focusing) in a full charge. Is it ...
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Which adapter do I need for a softbox and a speedlite?

I'm just starting with photography. Currently I'm getting my stuff together for a basic lighting equipment. I bought some pre-owned softboxes and tripods, also some Yongnuo 560 Mk III. Now I'm looking ...
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Does Pentax make a lens adapter to fit Olympus lenses?

I have some Olympus lenses I found at an estate sale, does Pentax make an adaptor to fit these?
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Lens adapter AE1 [duplicate]

My wife has multiple lenses from her old Canon Ae1 film camera with a doubler, I would like to upgrade her to a Canon rebel T5. Is there an adapter available to make use of her old lenses ? If so , ...
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Filter systems and adapter size [duplicate]

I want to purchase an ND filter and ND grad filters for my cameras. For lack of better terminology, I want the square ones. My lens sizes are 67mm and 77mm. I realize that I can use an adapter so ...
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What setting does my nikon 5300 have to be on to use my spotter scope?

I would like to use my DSLR 5300 with my spotter scope. I have a t-ring and have attached it all up no problem but when I turn the camera on it says no lens attatched. Can anyone advise me on the ...
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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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Lightroom 6 and “Hardware acceleration”

I have an HP Laptop with Windows 8.1 (64 bit) with AMD Radeon HD 7620G + AMD Mobility Radeon HD 8670M dual graphics adapter {2 GB VRAM}, 8 GB System RAM, the 8670M being set as the primary adapter 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 don'...
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Benefit of having a point and shoot on the hot shoe of a DSLR

I have seen several instances of pro photographers who carry around a heavy-duty DSLR with a simple P&S mounted on the hot shoe of the DSLR. Any ideas why they are doing this? My first thought ...
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Is there a difference between getting a Rokinon with MFT mount vs Nikon mount + MFT adapter?

I, for now, have a Micro Four Thirds camera and I am considering buying one of the Rokinon/Samyang/Bower lenses (these are all branded clones of same lens). If you go on Amazon, for each lens, you ...