Questions tagged [compatibility]

Compatibility is a state in which two devices can work together. In photography compatible gear can be used together. An example of this is a lens and a camera sharing the same mount.

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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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How compatible are my old Nikon lenses?

I'm looking at buying a new SLR body. I have an old film Nikon entry-level SLR (about ten years old) with a kit lens. If I buy a Nikon body, how likely is it that my old lens will work on it? Would I ...
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Is it better to store edited photos as PSD or TIFF files?

After editing/retouching a photo in Photoshop, if I want to store that file long term with the edits, what are the advantages/disadvantages of storing it in TIFF vs. PSD format? There's a somewhat-...
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Can the EF lenses of a Canon EOS film camera be used on an APS-C digital EOS camera?

I have lenses from a Canon EOS rebel Xs film camera: 28-80mm f/4-5.6 II (diameter 58mm) and a Sigma 100-300mm f/4.5-6.7. I am thinking to buy a Canon Digital 40D and use these lenses. Will those ...
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Do good lenses really last a lifetime?

I’ve heard people say “a good lens will last a lifetime” many times. Is this actually true of modern lenses? More specifically, will a good lens be usable for a lifetime? With an inexpensive adapter, ...
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Can I use old Minolta AF lenses on my new Canon?

I just recently bought my first DSLR, a Canon Rebel t2i/550d. I use it mostly for video and it works wonderfully. I bought the kit lens with it, but I am looking to expand my lens collection. I found ...
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Can two or more different models of Yongnuo flash work together?

I have a Yongnuo YN-568EX flash and I use it with a Nikon D7100. If I buy another two more Yongnuo flashes of any model other than a YN-568EX, in principle will they all work together using at least ...
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Why do 3rd party lenses have compatibility issues?

I actually have 3 questions, related to this topic: 1) Do third party manufacturers like Sigma/Tamron/Tokina license the right to develop for Nikon/Canon mounts? I've heard people say they do, and ...
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Can I use old Pentax lenses on newer Pentax DSLRs?

Can I use old Pentax lenses from the film days on the newer Pentax DSLRs? Are there any caveats or exceptions? Are adapters or modifications needed?
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Nikon Teleconverter compatibility

From the Nikon site, AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E II [but the same caveat is on all 3 Teleconverters] Compatible with AF-S and AF-I NIKKOR lenses except AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED, 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ...
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Can I use my old Canon Speedlite 277T with my new Canon dSLR?

Actually it's my dad's flash that he bought many many moons ago to use with his old Canon T70. I don't have a flash but have borrowed his to try out, but he mentioned that some flashes will send too ...
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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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Does my Canon dRebel fully support the 600EX II-RT and ST-E3-RT?

Will using a Canon T3i as a body with the 600EX II-RT & ST-E3-RT limit the transmitter or speedlite from full potential use? Does this body fully support the external equipment?
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Nikon D5500 Godox V860iiN & X1N compatibility

I'm trying to find out the simplest of answers - is this a workable system? Will it do what I think it does? If I mount the X1N to the D5500 shoe & set up the two V860ii remotely on stands, do I ...
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Extendable Nikon 18-55 mm lenses compatible with D7100?

Are the following two lenses fully compatible with the Nikon D7100? Can VR be turned on and off on the one lacking a physical switch? If they are not fully compatible, what exactly works and what ...
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Why is the lower part of the picture black when using a Canon flash on a Nikon D700?

I haven't used external flashes before and a friend has let me borrow her Canon flash on my Nikon d700. Problem is, when I use it the lower part of the picture is black. The percent of the lower part ...
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What external flash for a Nikon D3100?

I've been considering buying a Yongnuo external flash for a Nikon D3100, but I'm a bit confused. Which of them will work with my camera, the Yn565-ex or the Yn568ex Speedlite? I'd want the best one ...
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How do the Sigma flashes compare to (and work with) Canon flashes on Canon bodies?

Sigma produces some very powerful flashes, like the Sigma EF-610 DG ST and Sigma EF-610 DG Super, that cost a fraction of what Canon charges for their Speedlite of same guide number. I'm already ...
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Manual off-camera flash compatibility with multiple bodies?

I'm very new to flash photography, so I apologize for the newb question. I plan on getting a Yongnuo YN-560 III speedlite for off-camera flash, but I wanted to know how I would be able to make it work ...
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Can the Sigma TC-1401 1.4x Teleconverter be used with Canon lenses?

Essentially the inverse of this question - can a Sigma 1.4x Teleconverter (specifically the TC-1401) be used with (actual) Canon lenses, such as the EF 70-200mm f/4? By used, I mean does it mount (I ...
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Is Canon 540ez or 550ez compatible with Canon EOS 5D

I have a Canon EOS 5D can I use the Speedlite 540ez or the 550ez with it, either auto or manual
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Which current Canon APS-C cameras can use older EOS EF lenses? [duplicate]

I have a Canon EOS 100 film camera, and I would like to change to a Canon digital, but I'm concerned that the lenses I have: 28-80mm 80-200mm 100-300mm 100mm Macro will not work on the new digital ...