Questions tagged [lens-adapter]

A lens adapter is used to mount a lens designed for one mount to a camera using a different mount.

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Nikon F mount Adaptable Lenses/Mounts with infinity focus

I know that Nikon F mount is platform that not much lenses can be adapted to. Is there any type of lenses that can be adapted to Nikon F mount(modern DSLR or old film) without any lens modifications, ...
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Adapter to use DSLR lens on Mirrorless cameras [duplicate]

I am planning to use adapter for dslr prime/zoom lenses from Nikon/Canon with Sony Mirrorless A7iii camera. Will this impact the quality photos taken? Will it be advisable to go for Sony E mount prime/...
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Vintage lenses and teleconverter. Vintage TC native to lens or adapt lens to modern TC?

I own a fair amount of vintage lenses. Some of them I use on a crop body (a6000), with or without a focal reducer. I also use them adapted to full frame (a7). I love them on their native bodies, but ...
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Commlite Canon Lens adaptor putting black vignette on photo (EF-EOS R)

I have Tamron 18-270 Lens F3.5-6.3 on a new Canon RP camera. I bought the Commmlite adaptor to use my old lenses. I am getting a black ring around my photos (I can see this in the viewfinder) I am new ...
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Will Canon's EF-EOS R adapter work with the new EOS R5 or will I need something else?

If I were to purchase the (newly-announced) Canon EOS R5 and wanted to use one of my existing EF-mount lenses, can I use it with the EF-EOS R adapter or do I need to purchase a different adapter? The ...
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Can anyone tell me what kind of mount this Rokinon lens has (Konica AR or Minolta)?

I recently bought this lens and I am looking to adapt it to a Nikon D3300 and i was wondering if anyone could tell me what the mount of the lens is. Thank you :)
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Which gotchas to look out for when adapting a Leica screw mount lens to an L-mount camera?

Why: I am on a lookout for a compact wide lens to use with a full-frame L-mount digital camera. Size and weight matter to me. I saw a nice lightweight old prime for Leica screw thread mount, and I ...
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How to adapt an old Canon lens to Sony E mount? [duplicate]

I just got a Sony a5100. It has a E mount lens. My mom has an old lens with an A on it. It's attached to a old Canon camera. Is there an adapter for this?
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72mm filter on a 77mm lens

I bought some filters a few months ago with a 72mm thread. Now I find myself buying a new lens with a 77mm thread. I have never used step up/down rings before. What the pro and cons of using an ...
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Using a modern lens (with electronics) manually?

Long story short: What I have: Panasonic GH4 Endless 3D printing options for making my own adapters Very, very nice japanese retro prime lens from almost 50 years ago (yeah, it really looks ...
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What non-AF, old lenses are adaptable to my EOS 550D EF-S mount? [duplicate]

I have a Canon EOS 550D and would like to use old, cheap but good lenses on it. I don't care about autofocus for this and am aware that there will be a cropping effect (therefore mainly looking for 24-...
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How to use lenses from Chinon CS-4 on Canon DSLR?

My wife has a Canon EOS 750D. She only has 2 lenses for it and has been talking about getting more. Today, I was at my mum's place and she had these old lenses from a Chinon CS-4. Are these lenses ...
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Tamron EF 70-200mm f2.8 lens on Canon EOS R

a concert photography enthusiast here. Has anyone has experience with a third party EF lens, canon RF adapter, and canon EOS R body? If yes, are there issues with such a combination? I have a Tamron ...
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Can Minolta Rokkor lenses be mounted on a Konica Autoreflex TC camera?

I have a Konica Autoreflex TC camera. I want to buy a new lens. I found someone who sells two lenses both from Minolta: 50mm f/1.7 Rokkor 50 mm f/1.4 Rokkor Does anyone know if these fit my Konica ...
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Is it physically possible to mount a manual EF-M lens onto a Canon DSLR without an adapter?

I'm wondering if you can mount an EF-M lens directly on a Canon DSLR body. I'm aware that electronic communication won't work, but I can use manual focus with electronic shutter. If anyone is ...
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Is there a way to add adapted vintage lens EXIF information to my files manually?

I have a number of vintage lenses and since I am mounting them on a digital camera the lens information isn't available. Strangely, my photos have the information of the last digital lens that I ...
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Nikon TC14E II converter on Tamron 70-200mm F:2.8 WITHOUT autofocus

I mostly do photography using Nikon gear. When it comes to video I use the Panasonic GH5 and adapt my Nikon lenses via adapter. The adapter does not have any electronics. So Im stuck to manual focus (...
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How can I use a disposable 35mm camera's lens on my regular cameras?

I want to use the lens from a disposable 35mm film camera on my regular cameras (Nikon F mount, Sony E Mount, etc). I've been Googling and searching and have not been able to find any material that ...
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What is the mount on this Beston lens?

Bought this lens cheap at an estate sale, but now I'm trying to figure out the adapter I need to get it to fit my Rebel XS body. I've looked at dozens of pictures on the internet, but cannot narrow ...
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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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Using a Sony E mount lens on a Nikon body? [duplicate]

I was just wondering if it's possible to use a Sony E mount lens on the Nikon D3200 by using an adaptor? I recently got given a Sony lens for free so I dont want to get rid of it.
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Why are adapters for slightly too-short backfocus lens mounts not made with just a thick glass window instead of a lens element?

Infinity-correcting adapters tend to incorporate a weak teleconverter usually. It would appear that a thick, planar optical glass window is also capable of lengthening back focus - and would probably ...
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How much shift will I have using Canon tilt-shift lenses on a Hasselblad x1d with an adapter?

I am considering the x1d II, and already have Canon tilt shift lenses, 24 and 45mm, with image circles of 67 and 58mm, respectively. By using, say, a Novoflex adapter, how many mm of shift would I ...
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where to get these adaptors?

Update: These are spectrometer adaptors. It has CCD inside so fall under photography of wavelength. Is there any instruments in photography which has similar adaptors? assembled to be threaded to ...
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Do mount adapters change the apparent focal lengths of lenses?

I have a Sony A6500 APS-C camera using a Sony 55-210mm lens. I wanted more reach so I rented a Sigma 18-300mm lens for Canon to use with a Sigma MC11 adapter. While testing this setup, I get the ...
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How to mount a Vivitar series 1 lens to a Nikon D5300?

What lens adapter would I use to attach a Vivitar Series 1 lens to a Nikon D5300?
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Which side of a lens-mount adapter to attach an extension tube?

I have an EF to Canon EOS-M adapter. Now I would also like to buy an extension tube to be able to focus closer. I know that this way I'm loosing a lot of light already, but let's not talk about it. ...
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How to mount a Kodak Vest Pocket lens on an EF-M camera?

Mathieu Stern, the “weird lens guru,” recently published this video in which he removes the lens from a Vest Pocket Kodak camera and mounts it on a Sony A7iii. In the description of the video, Stern ...
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Can Nikon SLR lenses be used on Fujifilm X series cameras? [duplicate]

I want to buy a FujiFilm X-series camera, and wonder if I will be able to use my Nikon (Nikkor) lens with it.
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Does the attachment order of Canon teleconverters and adapters matter?

Canon EOS RP manual says that the EF - EOS R adapter should be attached to the lens first, and only then should the entire assembly be attached to the camera. I have understood that the same is true ...
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Why does Canon EF - EOS R adapter have ring-shaped vertical surfaces?

If you look at the EF - EOS R mount adapter, you will find it has approximately ten vertical ring-shaped surfaces inside it (or actually 20, if you count both surfaces of a ring). The simplest way to ...
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Does the EF - EOS R adapter have a protecting cap on both ends?

One of the best price/performance ratio and weight/performance ratio full frame cameras today is Canon EOS RP. In order to get the best price/performance ratio for lenses, one needs to use it with non-...
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How to take macro photos of microscopy?

I am new to macro, and will be taking photos of insects under a stereo microscope for taxonomic reasons. I will be setting up the camera so that its lens points down into the eyepiece of a dissection ...
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Can I get an adapter to use a Fuji X mount lens on my Canon DSLR?

Can I get an adapter for my Canon 1300D to use a Fuji X mount lens on my canon? The reason for the adapter is the Fuji lens has infinity focus and my Canon lens doesn’t. It’s takes me along long time ...
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After market mods for the Petzval 85 Lomography lens?

So I bought a Petzval 85 Lomography lens second hand. It has a Canon EF mount. Before I bought it I checked that there were EF to MC/MD mount (my camera) adapters. A quick google showed they are ...
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Can I use Sony lenses on a Nikon camera? [duplicate]

I was searching on the internet but I can't find any result, even saying that I can't use it. I have the following cameras: a Sony a7R II and a Nikon D610. I'm able to find adapters to use my Nikon's ...
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How to calculate the new focal length when usng a lens mount adapter

I'd like to know how to calculate the new focal length when using a lens adapter. Is there any formula? To be more specific: I need to attach my old lens (four third) to new micro four third system ...
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What lenses other than MD can I use with a Minolta XG-7 camera with an adapter?

I recently bought a Minolta xg-7 camera at a thrift store. The store only had the body available but it was so cheap that I thought I could by a lens separately. I have found a few MD mount lenses ...
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Yongnuo 85 mm on supposedly-cheap-and-good ef - nex adapter like commlite or viltrox iv

Is it combo usable, I mean the lens aperture is not dead and focuses accurately on sony a7 i?
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What can I do when a PK-EOS ring adapter with AF conformation chip gives “communications error” with my Canon 650D?

Recently bought a PK-EOS ring adaptor for my older Pentax K lenses. I went with one that has an AF confirm chip. But, this chip causes "Communications error" and locks all camera functions. I've ...
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How much should I consider lens mount when buying all-manual lenses?

I'm mostly shooting micro four thirds, and am looking at buying a set of primes. It occurs to me, that if I buy an MFT lens set, then those lenses can only by used with MFT cameras and those with ...
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Can the aperture be changed when using a tilt adapter without electronic interface?

I ordered a tilt adapter from EF (Canon EOS) to NEX (Sony e-mount). The adapter doesn't have an electronic interface is there any way to manipulate the aperture? All other adapters I use have ...
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Can you use image-stabilized lenses with dumb adapters?

I'm looking to adapt some lenses unto my M43 body using a dumb adapter, leaving the lens unpowered/uncontrolled. Does it matter if the lens has image stabilization or not? I'm worried that if the lens ...
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Which Nikon mount adapter to get for micro four thirds?

I just bought a MFT Panasonic Lumix GH3, and I have no lens for it. I found that I can put an adapter in order to use my Nikon lens. On the adapter it says: Nikon(G) to micro for thirds. I'm a little ...
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Can I use an FD-EF adapter with an EF-EOS-M speedbooster?

I have an EF-EOS-M speedbooster for my M50. I just got a great deal on a FD 135mm 2.5 lens, and was wondering if I can put it together with an FD-EF adapter and the speedbooster. There doesn't seem to ...
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Is an M42-to-Nikon F adapter with focus to infinity really mechanically impossible or just dangerous?

By conservative opinions, such a device is considered impossible. However, given the facts that: Some, especially preset style, M42 lenses have a body that is, on the rearmost few centimetres, no ...
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Convert Helios-44 m39 mount to use it as magnifying lens

I own a Helios-44, it has a m42 screw mount and does not own a focus ring. Is it possible to use this lens as a magnifying lens for analog prints, with a standard photo enlarger for analog prints. ...
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Mechanical adapters for mirrorless cameras - would aperture setting feedback even THEORETICALLY be possible?

Mechanical mount adapters for mirrorless cameras, like MD or FD mount to NEX/E mount or Fuji X, do not feature any feedback about the aperture set on the lens, nor any camera control about the (...
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Why doesn't the EF-S to EF-M converter act as an extension tube? [duplicate]

By adding an extension between the camera and the lens, in this case a converter so I can use EF lenses on my Canon M50, you would think any lens would focus closer but it doesn't. Why is that? :/
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Which lens is best for athletics?

I am an athletics photographer, and I have a dilemma. First off, I use the 5D Mark II body. Currently, I own the 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 USM II, and I LOVE it... except for indoor photos. Before I ...

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