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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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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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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 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 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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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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How do I find out which Nikon film cameras will work with my newer G F-mount lens?

I want to pick up a film camera but I have a nice G lens (Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 with VC) and I'd really like to be able to use it. I'm having a hard time understanding which cameras will be able to work ...
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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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Why doesn't the SB 800 fit securily on a Nikon d610 mount shoe?

SB800 speed light doesn't fit securely on my Nikon d610 mount shoe. Is there an adapter available or do I need to purchase a new flash?
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Can I use old filters from SLR film cameras on newer DSLR cameras?

I have access to a vast collection of old filters from 20-30 years ago (for Canon cameras if it makes any difference). Can I use them on new DSLR cameras? I have searched a lot to find an answer for ...
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New zoom lens for semi-old DSLR, or new camera altogether?

After doing some shooting with a friend's camera, equipped with a 18-200mm lens, I find my own 18-70mm lens rather limiting. I mostly do snapshots while traveling and/or with the scouts, and versatile ...
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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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Are there recent entry-level/prosumer DSLR cameras that can use/are compatible with high quality older manual lenses?

A reason to use older lenses is to save money on bigger zoom or other normally expensive auto-focus lenses. Is this still something people do?
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Will an external flash for Pentax K-7 work for Pentax K-5?

I'm looking for a cheap flash, and found this one. It states that it works for Pentax K-7; will it work for my Pentax K-5 as well? I don't know what to look for in the specifications.
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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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What is the reason to change the mount type in Nikon 1 series?

To use Nikon F-mount lenses, Nikon 1 series require an adapter. Moreover, the flash unit mount is a custom one too and it seems that there is no adapter at all, but maybe I'm wrong. What is the ...
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Promaster Flash Module TTL on a Modern Canon DSLR

I have an old Promaster FTD 5600 flash. These flashes have an interchangeable module that allows it to work with different manufacturers' TTL systems. Right now the flash has a Nikon module; it does ...
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Can I use a Nikon SB-25 on a Canon G9?

How can I use a Nikon SB-25 on a Canon G9? I know that they are not current production, but I have to use what I have.
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Is a Nikkor 70-300mm lens compatible with a Nikon D3300?

I have just bought my first DSLR, a Nikon D3300 with an 18-55mm lens. I want to enhance my reach and purchase a higher lens. My choice is a Nikkor 70-300mm but one of my friends said that as my camera ...
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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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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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Are micro-USB intervalometers for Samsung and Sony compatible?

I have an old Samsung NX1000 that is just sitting around doing nothing. I'd like to do some timelapse photography with it -and need to get an intervalometer - looking on Amazon and eBay I can see some ...
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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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Nikon D600/D800 support for manual lenses with adapter

I am considering buying a Nikon D600 or a D800. I have some old manual lenses, most of them have Pentacon Six a.k.a. Kiev 60 mounts. On my Nikon D3200 I was able to use these lenses with adapters (...
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How can I fix Err 01 with a film-era Sigma lens on a Canon DSLR?

I have a new Canon EOS Kiss camera and a friend of mine has a Sigma Aspherical IF 28-200mm lens she used on an old Canon EOS film camera (old as in 10 years or so). I tried using the lens on my camera....
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Will any of my old Nikon gear be compatible with a D3100?

I have an old Nikon F801 35mm film camera with a Nikon SB-24 flash gun a AF Nikkor 70-210 mm 1:3.3-4-5 & a AF Nikkor 35-70mm 1:3.3-4.5 I am thinking of buying a new set up the Nikon D3100 with ...
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Can I make a Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D auto focus on a Nikon D3100?

I just got a new lens - the Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D - and I'm using it on my Nikon D3100 Camera. is there a way to get the lens to auto focus? my other lens has a switch right on the lens to ...
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Is Nikon AF 70-300/4.0-5.6 G Black Nikkor Lens compatible with Nikon D80?

I'm looking at the Nikon AF 70-300/4.0-5.6 G Black Nikkor Lens, and that page says that it's not compatible with Nikon D40, D40x, D60 and D5000. I'm not sure - would it work with my D80?
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How can I transfer photos from an old Canon Rebel EOS 350D to my computer?

I inherited an old Canon Rebel EOS 350D. I cannot get the camera to hook up to my HP computer and upload the pictures. It uses an old card that doesn't fit, but I have it hooked up with a cord that ...
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Will Photoshop run on Linux? [closed]

I have installed Photoshop on linux using wine. It's crashing again and again. Is there any way to use Photoshop on linux?
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Different screw/screw hole size on tripod/tripod head

Sorry if this is a stupid question. I have a tripod (cheap, Chinese, bought on Amazon) and I wanted to change the ball-head it came with to a 3-way head, so I bought a Velbon PH-157Q head. When I ...
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Can I use lenses from EOS-3 film camera with Canon EOS 7D? [duplicate]

Can I use lenses from EOS-3 film camera with Canon EOS 7D?
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Can I use these old lenses from DVT vision systems on modern cameras?

I have a bunch of old Tamron lenses (12mm, 25mm, 50mm, 75mm, etc) that were used on old vision systems (DVT Cameras). These systems are now obsolete and the cameras / lenses are being disposed of. Is ...
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Why isn't a Sigma HSM lens autofocusing with my Nikon D5600 — is there a compatibility problem?

Today I had a chance to try a Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM, a 2013 model lens, on my Nikon D5600. Everything was okay. I was able to take pictures with it. But auto focus didn't work as it should....
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Is Sigma 50-500mm EX DG HSM lens compatible with a Nikon D90 body?

Aloha, Can anyone tell me if the Sigma 50-500mm EX DG HSM lens (non OS model) is compatible with a Nikon D90 body? I recently purchased this lens on eBay but it seems that the lens will not ...
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Are aftermarket battery grips made for the Canon T2i compatibile with the T3i?

I know that the T2i (550d) and T3i (600d) both use the same OEM BG-E8 grip. There are some aftermarket grips (that are significantly less expensive than the OEM one) that are specifically marketed ...
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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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What are the caveats for buying a teleconverter that is of a different brand than the lens?

What are the caveats when choosing a teleconverter brand that is of a different brand than the lens it will be attached to in attempt to maximize image quality? Lets assume the following to make the ...
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How do I know if it's safe to use a Nikon SB-20 on an Olympus E-520?

I have an Olympus E-520 and I borrowed a Nikon SB-20 flash which I intend to use as an optical trigger for an off-camera flash (TTL connectors on the flash connector are removed to avoid mixing ttl ...
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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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Can I use vintage lenses on Nikon D3200

I tried researching this but I kept getting contradictory answers - is it possible to use vintage/film lenses on Nikon D3200 (with lens adapters if necessary)? If so, are these lenses limited to Nikon,...
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Is Nikon AF Nikkor 28-80mm Lens compatible with Nikon D5100 DSLR?

I plan to buy the Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6G lens for my Nikon D5100. I want to know compatibility, performance and quality of the lens-D5100 combo.
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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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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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Will this camera, lens and teleconverter combo work well?

My old Nikon D5000 finally bit the dust along with my grey market nikkor 70-300 lens. I am looking at replacing them both. The camera will be replaced by either the D5200 or D5300. The lens I am ...
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What cameras are lenses for a Canon EOS 300 compatible with?

I'm researching various DSLRs. I've got a couple of lenses that worked with a Canon EOS 300. What cameras would these lenses be compatible with? How can I determine if they are compatible with a ...
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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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Is Sigma's lens hood LH-825-03 compatible with a 18-50 2.8 EX DC HSM Macro?

I'm looking for a replacement hood for my 18-50 f/2.8 EX DC HSM Macro, but I'm not having much success. I've instead found some hoods for the 17-50 OS (stabilized) version, which also has a 72 mm ...
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Will a Yongnuo YN600 EX-RT trigger a YN565-EX?

Can I trigger a YN565EX using a YN600EX-RT? Most people say that the 565EX has no built-in receiver. But I've read the instructions and there are features to set-up groups (a,b,c) - I think if the ...
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Does MC-DC2 release cable work with Nikon D750?

I see confusing views about the Nikon MC-DC2 remote release cord. Some people say it is compatible with the D750, and some say it is not. I am not sure if any one here has successfully used MC-DC2 ...
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Can I use a Yongnuo RF-603II to fire a remote flash with my dSLR?

I have a Nikon D60 camera. I know that I cannot use Yongnuo RF-603II transceivers to fire this camera remotely, but can they be used to trigger the remote flash with this camera?