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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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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 possible to adapt lens from one brand into another brand's body? [duplicate]

I'm thinking about buying my first DSLR (I have no experience) and was thinking about the lens brand issue. I'm thinking I should buy a Pentax Kx because of it's cost-effective value, but I'm ...
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How can I reverse-mount a Canon F/1.4 50 mm for macro photography?

I'd like to experiment with mounting my Canon F/1.4 50 mm lens backwards to experiment with macro photography (on a Rebel Xti). What kind of gear do I need, and how do I go about it?
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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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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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Pentax to Canon Adapter

My dad has an old Sears KS-2 + 50mm f/1.7, which from a bit of research seems to use a Pentax K-mount. I've looked around a bit and found a Pentax to Canon adapter, which says it supports af-...
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Is there an adaptor/app that can connect an iPhone to a Canon DSLR as an external monitor?

I love the swivel monitor on my Canon 60D but as I am planning to upgrade to a camera with a fixed screen I am also looking into some small external monitors with swivel capabilities. I saw some ...
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How well do 1980s AI Nikkor Lenses work on a Canon 60D with an adaptor?

My dad has some old Nikkor AI Lenses from the 80's that are in great shape and are great all around lenses. I used to use them his Nikkormat growing up but now I want to use them on a digital format. ...
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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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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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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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Mounting a Canon EF lens on a Leica M body?

Is it possible to use existing Canon EF lenses with a Leica body with an M mount? I've seen various discussions in the Internet on this combination, but usually the other way round (mounting a Leica ...
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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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Are there adapters for mechanical film camera shutter releases to modern releases?

I have a bellows macro lens that is mounted on a pistol grip shutter release. I'd like to use that grip for taking pictures, but it has an old-style shutter release for film cameras, with a little ...
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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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What is the camera's influence on lenses' optical properties?

I installed my 50mm f/1.4 Nikon lens on my Olympus E-P1. I notice some properties of the lens changed — namely, magnification and DoF both increased. I understand magnification increases because of ...
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CF adapter: SD vs. PCI

I'm unsure if I should buy a CF-SD adapter for my camera (replacing one that just died) or a CF-PCI adapter for my laptop and a new CF card. Can anyone share any experiences or recommendations that ...
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Pentax-K 50mm lens, thread of 49mm or 50mm?

I really want to do some monkey macro photography. I am a student with almost no time and money, and want to take some hobby pictures in my spare time. I have the Canon EOS 450D (Rebel XSi/Kiss X2). ...
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Is there a lens hood, step up filter ring combination in the market?

I have a 58mm filter threaded lens and I want to use my 77mm filters on it. I thought maybe I could buy a hood that is double threaded for different sizes. This would probably look less awkward than ...
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Why are MMF-1 / MMF-2 adapters so expensive?

Why is it that MMF-1 / MMF-2 adapters (the ones that convert from 4/3 to Micro 4/3) are that expensive?! They seem to be at least $140 on eBay, $250 on Amazon! Is this a way for Olympus to force you ...
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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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"Classic" lens on new "EVIL" camera body? [closed]

I have a Cannon Rebel XTi. I'm not sure if Cannon has released a series of EVIL (Electronic Viewfinder, Interchangeable Lens) cameras yet, but if not it's inevitable given their comeuppance in the ...
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What do I need to use a Nikon El Nikkor 50mm 2.8 enlarging lens with a Canon 5D mark II?

How can I connect the Nikon el-nikkor 50mm f2.8 enlarging lens to my Canon 5D Mark II? What adapter / reversing ring do I need?
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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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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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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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How can I use a vintage M42 manual prime on an entry Nikon DSLR?

I have got an old lens Helios 44-2 (58mm f/2 M42 mount) that I want to use for portraits on my Nikon D3100. I used an adapter (without optical element) to mount the lens. I want to really try this ...
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Has anyone had consistent success in using M42 lenses via adapter on the 5D MkIV?

Intermittent Er20 code on 5D MkIV using M42 to EOS adapter I am wondering if anyone has encountered this issue. I'm using Fotodiox Pro metal adapters to attach either Asahi Pentax Takumar lenses of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can I attach a Kiron Lens to my Canon Rebel T1i?

I have a Rebel T1i, and was given a Kiron 80-200mm f/4.5 macro. I'm wondering if there is a way I can use them together - and if so, where I may be able to find an adapter? Should I even waste my ...
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Maximum focusing distance when using Canon FD to EF adapter?

I have an old Canon A1 camera, and a 50mm 1.4 ssc FD lens for it. I also have a Canon 30D, but sadly no 50mm lens for it. I was planning on getting a (lensless) FD-EF adapter to use the 50mm on my 30D....
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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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Why is the image through my reversed lens grey and cloudy?

My camera is canon eos 1100d with stardart kit optics 18-55mm IS II. Yesterday I bought reverse ring KENKO 58mm so the result that I do not see anything in viewfinder, only cloud grey image. Please ...
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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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Can I use APS-C Pentax K mount lenses on Canon EOS 90D?

I currently own seven Pentax K mount lenses which I'm very attached to and spend lot of money on. They been used with Pentax K20D, and now I'm looking to upgrade cameras. I like the idea of the new ...
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Are there adapters that allow autofocus & electronic control?

I have a NEX-C3 - it's great, I'm really enjoying it, but I foresee that I will want more lenses, better controls, a view-finder and so on. There are lenses but the range is limited and they are ...
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Which DSLRs can be used with Minolta Auto Bellows I?

Will a DSLR camera body mate with the Minolta Auto Bellows I? Which DSLR will work, if any? To clarify, I'm a novice. I've posted a photo with a black round bar projecting out of the bottom of the ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 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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Can I get high-speed sync with an iISO-hotshoe Sony body, a Godox speedlight, and a hotshoe adapter?

Can I get High-Speed Sync (HSS) flash with my Godox 350 in manual mode, using a JJC MSA-10 hot-shoe adapter with my Sony NEX-3K camera's iISO hotshoe?
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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 remote controller adapter RA-E3 conversion cable sold outside the 60Da bundle?

Is the remote controller adapter RA-E3 conversion cable (or a third party equivalent) sold outside the 60Da bundle? Additionally will this cable work with any body having an E3 socket?
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