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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Is this a Minolta SR mount?

I need some help understanding if this lens is a Minolta SR mount lens and if it is possible to adapt it onto my MFT camera. I have this Vivitar 80-200mm 1:4.5 mc Zoom lens. on researching i think it ...
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What mount is this 1.5 inch Taylor & Hobson Super Comat f1.9 16mm movie lens?

I bought this lens described as C mount and I bought a C to EOS M adapter, but the screw mount is too small for the inner diameter of the adapter as pictured here. Can you please help me identify this ...
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What to look for when renting a lens for the solar eclispe

I'm doing research on renting a lens for my camera, it's a Canon Rebel T4i for the solar eclipse. What do I look for to see if a lens can be mounted to my camera. I'm thinking of getting a Canon 100-...
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Can I mount a EF-M lens onto a C/CS-mount camera?

I have a Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera (C/CS-mount), and would like to mount the Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM to it (EF-M). I have been looking for adapters, but can't find any. This got me ...
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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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Sports photography lens for m50 [duplicate]

I have a canon eos m50, I need to shoot indoor wrestling photos from a distance. I will also shoot high school football from the stands. I want the least expensive options that will still give me a ...
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APS-C lenses on full frame Mirrorless bodies

I was wondering about the use of lenses designed for smaller sensors on full frame bodies. This originally comes up regarding a discussion of Canon EF-S lenses with adapters on full frame Mirrorless ...
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In what way does the lens mount limit the maximum possible aperture of a lens?

In many answers to questions about different aspects of really large aperture lenses it's pointed out that the lens mount sets a hard limit on the maximum possible aperture of the lenses to that ...
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Why has no phone manufacturer tried a lens turret system yet?

Early 35mm film cameras, esp. movie ones, used lens turrets, ie. a ring with 3 or more pre-mounted lenses that you would rotate to switch between lenses. I'm talking about this: I do wonder - why not ...
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Is a Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8f F-mount lens compatible with Nikon F55 or Nikon F80 film SLRs?

I have a Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8N (AF/MF) lens that I use with my Nikon D5600 DSLR (aps-c). I'd like to buy a Nikon SLR film camera, an F55 or F80, and use it with this Yongnuo lens. What issues will I ...
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How can I mount an EF-M lens on an EF-S camera?

How can I mount an EF-M lens (22mm, for example) on my Canon Rebel T4i EOS EF-S?
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Bad photos (no focus). What are these photos called?

I'm creating an open Neural Network that could identify if the photo is blurred. This way I need to find many photos of objects at close range, and the focus should be upset. The same as you can see ...
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What type of mount is this Soligor lens?

What is this type of lens mount? The notch seems to match Minolta MD, but doesn't quite fit the adapter, also the notch is on the bottom side of the lens (should be on top where the numbers are). ...
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Is there an adapter for a Sigma SA mount lens to fit a Canon EF mount? [duplicate]

I have a Sigma 24mm ultra-wide lens; does anyone know of an adaptor that will make this lens fit my Canon 1V camera?
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Help identify this vintage lens mount

I have a Hanimar Automatic 200mm f3.5 lens. It has a lens mount that I cannot identify by matching with vintage lens mounts online. There is a spring mounted pin which controls aperture, with left ...
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How can I place an IR cut filter on an M12 lens?

I have an M12 lens and my camera doesn't have an IR cut filter. It's difficult to find an IR cut lens for my specific sensor size and desired focal length (sensor size 1/2.3, focal 2-4mm). Is there a ...
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Sony E-Mount Lens on C or CS mount Arducam (HQ) - Can I find or make an adapter?

I purchased the Arducam HQ, 16MP camera, bundled with a 3MP 6-50mm C mount lens (including the CS adapter) From close I am very happy with the quality, 50cm away looks exactly as I expected. But when ...
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Can my Canon EOS 5D Classic work with a Vivitar lens?

Will a Vivitar 75-205mm 1:3.8 lens work with the Canon EOS 5D Classic? What mount lenses can I use for my camera?
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What are the electrical contacts in a Nikon F-mount?

Current Nikon camera bodies and lenses have electrical contacts. What exactly are they used for and what sorts of electrical signalling is used? Why are there so many? Some background to my question. ...
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What Canon RF lenses have non-moving lens attachment points? (Heavy lens attachment)

I built a lens attachment for a project I have been working on on and off for the past few years. I have been shooting with the RP through an EF 28 f1.8. this lens works because the threaded lens ...
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Camera lens bayonet question

Ok, complete noob question here.... I just got a Lumix G1 camera body but no lenses, I have 4 lenses that I received from a friend of mine with almost the same bayonet as the lumix, but just a half a ...
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Nikon 18-300mm will not mount to body

My Nikon 18-300mm ED DX suddenly no longer mounts to my D5500. White dots lined up, lens mount/unmount button depressed camera body turned off. I do not want to force the turn for it to click and lock....
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What is this mystery Vivitar lens mount?

I was given a box of old lenses by a friend, and came across only one that's different. It's a Vivitar 135mm f/2.8 auto lens. I'm not familiar with the lens mount. After comparing both Nikon ...
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Removing Glass from an Adaptor

I asked earlier about mounting a DSLR to a Minolta Auto Bellows I. Someone suggested a lens adaptor and also suggested that if it came with a glass element to remove the glass. How do I remove this ...
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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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How do sensors "focus" on the bottom of the lens (flange distance)?

I know that when a camera sensor is used with a lens there is a specific distance between the sensor and bottom of the lens (aka "Flange distance" or "flange focal distance") in a ...
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Mount Vivitar series 1 to Nikon D50

I'm considering purchasing a Vivitar series 1 650-1300mm lens for my Nikon D50 as I'm interested in getting better photos of wildlife from far away. Can someone direct me to the correct adapter ring ...
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HANIMEX Automatic Zoom Lens C- Macro 1:4.5 F=80-200mm

Could anyone tell me what camera body this lens will fit please? It's been packed away with my dad's old Praktica SLR but it doesn't seem to fit that. It's a "HANIMEX Automatic Zoom Lens C- Macro ...
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Does a lens adaptor exist to put a non-digital OM lens on an F mount camera?

Is there a lens adaptor to fit a Nikon D3100 so I can use a Sigma Mirror Reflex Lens 8/600mm f/8.0 (may be Olympus OM?), which I bought in 1992 for a film camera. So, is there a way to adapt a non-...
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What differentiates Canon EF(S), EF-M, and RF despite flange distance and pins?

I understand that EF is for full-frame SLR, EF-S is for APS-C, RF is for R series mirrorless camera, and EF-M is sort of a failed (or at least, not as successful) transition between the 2 above. They ...
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Using a MFT mounted lens on a full frame camera

A long time ago, I bought 4 Rokinon Cine DS lenses with the MFT mount for my Panasonic GH5. Link to one of them is below. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MZCCDA6/ However, since then, I have been ...
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What adapter do I need to mount a Sigma Ashperical 24-70mm zoom lens on a Canon DSLR?

I have an EOS 4000D body and I already own a PK-EF lens adapter which I use for my Tokina lenses. I recently acquired this Sigma Aspherical Zoom lense and it doesn't mount using my current adapter. ...
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M50 Mounting maximum weight [duplicate]

I have a canon m50, and an adapter + 55-250 f4 lens, the total weight of the lens and adapter is 500gram, is it safe to install a tripod on the camera body, because my mount adapter is broken
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What type of lens mount is this SOM Berthiot?

I bought this SOM Berthiot 20mm f1.9 lens assuming it was a c-mount, but it is much smaller with an elongated screw mount. Can't figure out what type of mount this could be. Here it is compared to a ...
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From where to calculate flange of petri breechlock mount?

EDIT:My intention was to destructively modify petri lens for use on EF DSLR. I found some good Petri lens selling for less than 100RMB on the local auction site. I searched and found that petri ...
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How can I remove a stuck adapter from a lens?

I have a Nikon G to Sony E adapter on a Rokinon 14mm lens with Nikon mount. I can't remove the adapter no matter how much I turn, pull, or even push the little metal protrusion on the side. How do I ...
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Will Canon's EF and EF-S lenses work better for Canon's mirrorless cameras than mirrorless cameras from other brands?

Currently I have a Canon 60D, but after carrying it with me on a trip I have started to think about a lighter camera. I want the camera to be easier to carry around for long sightseeing/tourism trips, ...
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Passive Sony/Minolta a/af mount Stabilization

I shoot from a Minolta Maxxum 7000 AF. I know it definitely won't support any active image stabilization solution. AFAIK there's some passive solutions that are lens-only, but I don't know of any for ...
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Will a Vivitar lens work with my Nikon camera?

I am new to photography and have a Nikon D3200. A friend has given me a Vivitar lens: 75-205mm macro focusing zoom, NO. 220441876. Can I purchase an adapter to make this work? If so, which one? I ...
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Sigma zoom 70-210mm 1:4.0-5.6 UC-II

I am new to photography. I bought very recently a starter level Canon Rebel SL3 (200D) that came with a kit lens (Canon zoom lens EF-S 18-55mm 1:4-5.6 IS STM). A friend gave me a Sigma zoom 70-210mm 1:...
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How do I tell if a lens is compatible with a given camera body?

I'm about to buy a Pentax K-x camera with a Pentax 18-55 lens for 50€. I also found a few lenses, quite cheap, but I don't know if they are compatible. What should I look for to see if they are ...
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I need to setup a ceiling mount camera to capture manuscripts

I need guidance on a mirrorless camera, to be set-up on the ceiling of large plans. The plans cannot be hanged vertically on a wall for a technical reason. They have to be flat on a table not even ...
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Which Konica AR to NEX E-mount adapters support manual (mechanical) aperture control?

I have a Tokina 28mm f/2.8 lens which uses a Konica AR mount. I am trying to adapt it to fit on an E-mount body. However, the lens has a manual mechanical aperture control (circled in yellow). Are ...
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What mount system is this Hanimex zoom lens?

Lens marked: MC Hanimex Automatic Zoom C-macro 1:4.5 f=80-200mm 52 filter diameter No. 131934
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Micro 4/3 adapter for T-mount astronomy camera?

Does there exist an adapter to mount Micro 4/3 lenses on a T-mount camera (43mm x 0.75mm thread)? I want to attach the Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 17mm f/0.95 Micro 4/3 lens to an Atik astronomical ...
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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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What is the mount on this Sigma lens? It is smaller than Canon EF

I just got a SIGMA 17-70 1:2:8-4 DC (C) lense. Mount looks very much like Canon EF (S) but it's smaller. Added a foto from a 70-200 EF to compare. Anybody knows what this mount is for? Many thanks in ...
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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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What is this mount with notched tab on a Soligor lens?

I bought a Soligor 80-200mm lens. The seller told me that it is M42 mount, but when I received it, I found out that is not M42. The seller doesn't answer my phone calls. I tried to recognize it alone. ...
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Am I or am I not able to use a non-AI lens on a Nikon d5000?

I recently purchased a Nikon D5000 body for use in a very specific application. I am trying to find an inexpensive 35mm or 50mm lens for it. I do NOT require any functionality beyond that provided by ...

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