Questions tagged [lens-mount]

A lens mount is an interface, mechanical and often also electrical, between a photographic camera body and a lens. It is confined to cameras where the body allows interchangeable lenses.

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What is Canon RF control ring?

Canon RF lenses have a new feature: a control ring. What is the control ring and what can be done with it?
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What is this lever next to the lens on my D80? [duplicate]

I got myself a new D80 and when I was examining around the DOF preview button I realized a lever that looks like the one on the lens that is used for mechanic aperture adjustment. Here is the spring "...
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How Can I use sigma aspherical 28-200mm on my nikon D7200 [closed]

How Can I use sigma aspherical 28-200mm macro SLR lens on my nikon D7200.? Which adapter should I looking for this adjustment ?
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Why can't I mount a Pentax SMC 85/2.2 on a Pentax ME Super?

I just got a Pentax SMC 85/2.2, and was looking forward to using it on my Pentax ME Super. Both are supposed to have K-Mounts according to the descriptions. Unfortunately, I cannot mount the lens on ...
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What's that little thing on a Nikon lens mount?

So I have a D3100 and I always wondered what that little thing is (see photos) There is a little plastic thingy sticking out on a lens mount, it is spring-loaded like a button so I can press it, but ...
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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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What lenses are compatible with older Canon EOS DSLR?

I own a Canon EOS 1100D camera that was released in 2011. What lenses are still compatible with this model?
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Macro - extension tubes vs reversal - how to choose?

I do a fair bit of macro photography, indoors with good lighting, using either a focus rail or manual focus pull to image-stack. I've always considered that using extension tubes for this gives me ...
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Does a camera have to have a contiguous housing?

The lens group in this picture would have its own protective lens tubes like the one on a camera but one for each lens group. What would be an issue having a gap between the lens group and stray light ...
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How did technicians individually hand-shim each Pentax/Konica 35mm slr lens mount?

I just received a Konica Autoreflex T and I found out that the lens mount is individually hand shimmed. How did the technicians determine if the lens mount is correctly parallel to the focal plane?
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What is the mount with three tabs and two linkages on these Albinar lenses?

I have two Albinar lenses that I want to identify the lens mount for so that I can buy an adapter for my Sony A5000 (E mount) camera. I bought them at a yard sale recently. They are vintage lenses. ...
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Is the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM compatible with the Canon 4000d? [duplicate]

I'm a photography enthusiast and I'm looking to buy a canon 4000d and a lens for it, but am not sure whether it's compatible with a canon 4000d or not.
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How to fix plastic mount on dropped Nikon 70-300mm lens?

I accidentally dropped my Nikon 70-300mm lens and two small plastics broke off. Can it be fixed?
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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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What is this mount with two buttons on side of Vivitar 75-205mm lens?

I recently acquired this lens, but I cannot figure out the exact mount on the lens, does anyone know? I was told by the seller that it was for a Nikon camera. However, this mount looks nothing like ...
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Can Pentax and Canon mounts on Tamron lenses be swapped?

I have two Tamron lenses. Lens A has a mount ring for Canon, and Lens B has a mount ring for Pentax. Lens A is broken. Can I swap the mount rings and use lens B for my Canon camera?
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Can Nikon Nikorr 50/1.4D be used with a Nikon FM2?

I plan to obtain Nikon Nikorr 50/1.4D. Can it be used for Nikon FM2? Is it an AiS lens? I read somewhere that non AiS Lens may damage FM2.
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Will a Canon 200D's STM lens make the same sound on a Canon 3000D/1500D?

What I understand is that STM is a part of lens, not camera. Canon 3000D or 1500D makes noise while focusing. So if we buy a Canon EF-S STM lens, which is used on 200D, will it be compatible and ...
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What makes RF lenses better than Canon's EF lenses?

So Canon finally got into the mirrorless league — but they also made a new lens mount for their mirrorless cameras! Is there anything better in RF lens mount or lenses that makes them better than ...
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Focus Issues Using a C mount Filter on a CS Lens

I'm trying to use the Arducam 8mp with CS mount with a 25.4 C-Mount Filter, but I am unable to focus the picture. The filter fits perfectly and still leaves room for the lens to screw in. It says in ...
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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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Is the Sony “NEX-F3” compatible with “NEX 3” lenses?

Are lenses labeled "Nex3" compatible with my Sony "NEX-F3" camera? I ask because I can't find any third party lenses for my camera. I'm looking for fixed lens 50mm with a wide aperture and I'd like ...
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I have a Canon 1000D — will a lens compatible with a list of other cameras including the 100D, 700D, 1100D and others fit my camera? [closed]

I need a telephoto lens compatible with my Canon EOS 1000D. Online shopping, I found an offer for a lens for "Canon Digital EOS Rebel SL1 (100D), T5i (700D), T4i (650D), T3 (1100D), T3i (600D), T1i (...
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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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What is the breech mount on this Hanimex lens?

I've bought a Hanimex 1:4.5, 80-200mm Automatic Zoom lens. The seller wrote that it is a Minolta MD-mount lens, but it doesn't fit my Minolta x300. What mount is this lens?
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What is the mount on this Elicar 85-205mm F3.8 lens?

What is the mount on this Elicar Auto Zoom lens , 85-205mm F3.8 No. 493302?
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Nikon D750 Lens Mounting Issue

I bought a Nikon D750 during the 2017 Black Friday and the camera is just out of manufacturer warranty. I am having a weird issue with my Nikon D750. With the original 24-120mm Nikkor lens, I am ...
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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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Is this lens for a Minolta mount?

I am pretty sure I bought this on eBay but it was five years ago. I'm planning on adapting it to my Micro Four Thirds camera, and suspect it is a Minolta Rokkor. Here is an imgur gallery with more ...
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Why is the Canon-mount Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art sharper in the corner in DxOMark's ratings than Nikon-mount version?

Why is the Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM A lens corner sharpness much better in the Canon version than the Nikon's, according to DxOMark's ratings? Canon: https://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Sigma/Sigma-24mm-...
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How exactly is “flange” defined in the term ''flange distance"

The concept of a flange distance is something I understand on a theoretical level, but not so much on a practical level. It is debatably the most important measurement in the camera, determining the ...
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Why are all the mirrorless full-frame 35mm f/1.4 lenses so big?

The Sony FE, Nikon Z and Canon R mounts all have flange distances shorter than the Leica M mount, yet Leica has the compact Summilux 35m f/1.4 design whereas the above's comparably speced lenses are ...
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Does a large mount diameter really allow design advantages for large aperture lenses?

To keep the conversation simple, please focus only on native lens design for the mount. So with the recent Nikon mirrorless announcement, Nikon has been touting the bigger mount. I am no expert in ...
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Can I adapt an E-mount rectilinear lens on a micro four thirds body?

I use the Olympus micro four thirds (MFT) system. One of the problems with this is that there are no shift lenses for this format, so taking landscape photos with buildings is problematic. I can kind ...
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Advantages of Canon-style lens contact pins

I've wondered about this for some time. There are essentially two way the electric pins frm the camera body to the lens can be configured: either pointing forward like in the Canon bodies, or pointing ...
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What is the flange focal distance of CS mount lenses? Is it 12.500 mm or 12.526 mm?

I've searched online a lot, and found plenty of sites that quote both numbers. There appears to be agreement that the C-mount flange focal distance (FFD) is 17.526 mm (exactly 0.69 inches). The CS-...
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Which is the better lens for nikon d3300. Is it 50mm FX 1.8G or 35mm DX 1.8G

I am really confused whether to buy Nikon 35mm DX f/1.8 lens or 50mm FX f/1.8 lens for my Nikon D3300 camera, because of its 1.5 crop factor. I know that if I use a 50mm FX lens on my camera, it will ...
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What is this breech mount with three flanges and a single linking pin?

I bought this Vivitar lens cheap and I'm having trouble identifying the mount. I believe it's a Version 4 Serial number is 22128668
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help!! Err on Nikon Df while traveling in Ecuador

I see "Err" on top display after turning the camera on. it clicks but no images are stored. i've seen this error before once or twice but it always went away after i switched the camera on/off and ...
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Which kinds of lenses can be mounted on or adapted to the Leica M-Mount?

I'm confused by the choice of adapters offered for Leica M cameras. Now obviously Leica M mount lenses can be mounted, but I have also seen the M39 screw mount being mentioned a lot. I guess they are ...
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What lens mount does my Fujinon135 f/3.5 lens have?

What lens mount does this lens have? Also how cheap/easy would it be to buy/make an adapter to adapt this lens to Canon EF mount? in case you can't read it, it says EBC X-FUJINON-T and 1:3.5 f=135mm ...
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Can I mount a Nikon 50 mm f1.8 series E pancake lens on an Nikon D7000?

Hello I have a Nikon D7000. I would like to know if I can mount a Nikon 50mm f/1.8 Series E old manual lens on this body? Will the meter system work with it? I also have a Vivitar Series One 70mm-...
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How can I mount this Vivitar (Canon mount) lens to a Sony Alpha 58?

This Vivitar Series 1 lens (no. 22148842) has a mount for an older Canon film camera. I need an adaptor to fit this lens to a Sony Alpha 58 camera. Does such an adapter exist?
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How can I remove a stuck lens from camera body (after I dropped them)?

My camera fell and my 70-300 Tamron lens hit the floor first and after that I can't remove the lens from its body. I think some parts of the lens cracked and it got stuck. How do I fix this? Can I fix ...
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What camera fits this a Osawa MC 1:4.5 f=80~205mm lens?

I found a lens and I was wondering what camera fits it? Does it fit a canon 1300? & also how can I tell if it works or not? (If that’s possible) (As I found it on the ground). I don’t have a ...
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Are there strong visual clues as to whether a vintage lens is, or is compatible with, Nikon F mount?

I have a Nikon d7100, lens mount type F. I sometimes happen to be at a vintage / second hand market where there are some lenses that I'd like to try. I know autofocus and aperture might not work. ...
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What is the mount on this Vivitar 85-205mm F3.8 lens?

I recently purchased an old manual Vivitar Lense (10$!) to play with and cannot identify the mount. I just hacked a plastic body cap and put it on my Canon 450D (EF mount) and cannot get infinity ...
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Can I damage my camera's lens mount by lifting it with a super-tele lens attached? [duplicate]

I have been taking the D850 with the Sigma 150-600 (1.9kg) for a walk in the wild. Normally I use the strap on the lens to carry the camera hanging from my shoulder. I realized that in many ...
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Where can I find a mechanical drawing of the Canon EF Mount?

This is my first question-post. First of all my final goal is to build a simple but functional objective. I was inspired by this video: DIY Camera Lens (I don't hope to make something so neat the ...
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Is there an adapter for Fuji X mount cameras for canon ef-s lenses that allow autofocus and metering?

I have a canon 700D, and I'm contemplating buying a second hand Fuji X-T1. But I have invested in a Sigma 18-35 F/1.8 and am very happy with it. Is there an adapter for the EF-S mount lens that will ...