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Is it possible to use a follow focus to add AF to MF lenses?

I recently switched from a EOS 7D to a Sony a6400 and since I have to buy new lenses I saw the huge difference in price between compatible AF and manual focus lenses. I also stumbled upon this: ...
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Can the MTO-11 mirror lens be extended to 2000mm using an extension tube

In this link https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/ayone-knows-the-mc-mto11ca-10-1000-telephoto-lens_topic12136.html A poster claims that the 1000mm mto-11 can be extended to 2000mm by removing a stop and ...
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No1 Pocket Kodak aperture 1 to 4, f stop equivalent?

I have a lovely little No1 Pocket Kodak from about the 1920s or 30s. It is the bottom of the range model with the "Single lens". The aperture is not marked in f-numbers, but just labelled 1, 2, 3 and ...
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How to identify the original manufacturer of lenses branded Soligor?

There are Soligor-branded lenses for which I wish to identify the manufacturer. I have read that Soligor encoded the manufacturer in the serial number, so in principle, I just need to find a list of ...
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Do vintage lenses meter on a Nikon DSLR?

I am keen on getting a Carl Zeiss Jena DDR Electric MC S 135mm f/3.5 lens but i'm wondering if this lens will meter on a DSLR, specifically Nikon D7100?
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Which modern lens can achieve this kind of depth of field?

Im interested in knowing why the depth of field(mostly the background blur)in the Old image is very different from the depth of field in the New image? More then DoF the blur in the Old image is ...
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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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How to identify the original manufacturer of lenses branded Focal (Kmart)?

There are Focal-branded lenses for which I wish to identify the manufacturer. I have read that Focal is the Kmart house brand for optical equipment (cameras, lenses, binoculars, etc). They also ...
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How to identify the original manufacturer of lenses branded Sears?

There are Sears-branded lenses for which I wish to identify the manufacturer. I have read that Sears encoded the manufacturer in the serial number, so in principle, I just need to find a list of ...
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How to identify the original manufacturer of lenses branded Vivitar?

There are Vivitar-branded lenses for which I wish to identify the manufacturer. I have read that Vivitar encoded the manufacturer in the serial number, so in principle, I just need to find a list of ...
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Which vintage lens mount is most suitable for EOS cameras? [duplicate]

I've been doing some research on vintage lenses to buy with the focal length of 24mm or 28mm as an alternative to the more expensive canon 24mm F2.8. Best options I found were the FD version of the ...
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Reason for dark areas/vignetting when shooting in bright light

I noticed some vignetting when I shoot in bright light, see below for an example: This usually occurs then I shoot with with a Sony DSLM (A7II or NEX3N) and a vintage (long focal length) lens. I can ...
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Focusing techniques with old folding camera (Agfa Isolette/Jsolette V)

I inherited one of these from my grandmother recently. Bought new in Romania in the 1930s or 1940s, can't remember. Anyway, I've been shooting all kinds of films with it, and have gotten ...
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Antique tripods with no leg spread stops - what is the reason and way to use?

I quite frequently encounter very old (1920s-1960s) tripods at yard sales, fleamarkets, estate sales... that have no leg spread limiting mechanism at all. These commonly have sharp-tipped feet also. ...
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What do these curved, color-coded lines mean on a vintage Nikkor lens?

This lens, a Nikkor 80-200 AIS, has some curved lines that are color coded to match the aperture ring. Originally I thought this was for focusing but playing around with it does not make it seem like ...
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What budget DSLR would give me metering with adapted vintage C/Y mount lenses?

Currently, I am using a Yashica FX-3 Super 2000, and over time I have acquired a reasonable set of vintage C/Y mount lenses. In particular, I have a ZEISS Tele-Tessar T* 300mm f/4 Lens, which I am ...
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Compatibility of modern shutter release cable with vintage Kodak No 1

I've inherited a vintage "No. 1 Pocket Kodak", a medium format folder from somewhere around 1930. The existing shutter release cable no longer works, as the braiding has split and the spring inside ...
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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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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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Can fungi transfer from a vintage camera to different camera/lens if put together? [duplicate]

I’ve bought a vintage film camera, and it has slight fungi inside the lens, but almost unnoticeable. I’m not sure if I can put it into the dry cabinet where my DSLR and lenses are. Can they transfer ...
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What to check when buying used and old film bodies? [duplicate]

I saw an ad on a local site for a Minolta XD11, seemingly body only. The listing claims manual exposure works but battery operation has not been tested. The price is dirt cheap. What do I check for, ...
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How can I mount a non-AI lens on a Nikon F4?

I can't figure out how I am supposed to mount a non-AI lens on a Nikon F4. I have read the instructions on MIR, but I can't figure out what they mean exactly. Remember to lift the meter coupling ...
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Blurry and vintage feel picture [closed]

How to take or edit picture like this?
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Why am I getting a brownish tinge using my Olympus film Pen FT lenses on my digital Pen-F?

I very recently bought an Olympus Pen-F digital body. The primary reason for this selection being my long-time satisfaction with my film Pen-FT, now with broken mirror return, for which I have a ...
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Is the 20mm f/3.5 AI-s NIKKOR focus well damped?

I have a 20mm f/4 AI-s. Personally I do not like the feel of the focus ring. It is not well damped and not silky smooth like my other AI-s lenses. It feels like my older non-AI lenses. I have no idea ...
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What is this Hermagis lens?

Going through my late dad's stuff, I found a bunch of vintage cameras (including a Lumicon Silver 8, a Kodak Six-20 Brownie C, and a Kodak Brownie Reflex). There is one piece of equipment I couldn't ...
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What's this style of pictures called?

This kind of photography, I know you must get really high professional questions but just check on this. This pic is not old. It's clicked last year. And I liked how old and smooth this picture looks ...
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What is this camera / Can I develop the film?

I have this awesome-looking old film camera and I don't know anything about it: Can anybody possibly tell me something about it? I'm interested in the history of this cameras model as well as all the ...
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How can I create a vintage 1990s Polaroid look from my DSLR?

For some time now, I have discovered a great difficulty with the fact of coming across a simple and vintage look and or style to my photos. I currently use a Canon Rebel T5i DSLR camera, and was ...
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Anyone with a Ricoh YF-20 please? [closed]

My cousin gave me a Ricoh YF-20 for my birthday and if anyone owns the same camera, can you help me to figure out this baby?
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What were long, flat point and shoot film cameras called?

How do you call that kind of cameras like below? I am trying to find what was my first camera (brand/model) but my memory is weak. All I can remember is that it had the same shape than the one on the ...
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Why is my Mamiya-Sekor E f/1.7 lens stuck at f/16 both on and off the camera?

I recently bought a Mamiya ZE Quartz with a Mamiya-Sekor E f/1.7 50mm lens that I recently found at an antique store. It's either been abused or been used a lot, but it's seen better days. For some ...
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Why did typical number of iris blades decrease from the 1950s to the 1970s and 80s?

I have in my collection a number of 1950s "silver" lenses, and they all have a high number of iris blades: 10, some even 12. On the other hand lenses from the end of manual focus era (late 1970s to ...
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Do defunct films formats really mean the pictures can never be seen?

In last week's issue of the New Yorker, Rebecca Mead wrote: The last facility that processed Kodachrome film, which many mid-century photographers used, ceased to do so in 2010. An undeveloped roll ...
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Live view underexposed Canon 7D with vintage zoom lens

This week I went out to shoot the moon. To compensate for my lack of a long zoom lens I used my dads old SOLIGOR ZOOM&MACRO 60-300/f4-5.6 lens for Nikon and a 2x Danubia teleconverter also for ...
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Can alignment of the bed rails of a Speed Graphic be repaired?

I own a Speed Graphic (not sure how old but anyways) that is in almost perfect condition (from a working point of view) the focal plane shutter works at all speeds, nothing is really damaged, etc, ...
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I keep getting out of focus shots on manual focus - Why?

First off, I'm deliberately referencing this question and have read both the original question and every answer, and I just wanna make sure to note that I know how to focus manually and am in fact ...
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The Traditional Video Look [closed]

I I'm doing a project and an element of this problem is to edit recorded footage and make it resemble footage from older cameras. In terms of color, luminance, noise and any more aspects What ...
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What is the purpose of various lens markings on Vivitar 135mm f/2.5 lens with TX mount?

I was gifted some vintage gear. I'm estimating the Vivitar lens in question is from the mid-80's; I believe my relative bought it to supplement an Olympus OM-PC. This lens has color coding on the ...
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Toma M900 Novacam I: My film winder does not advance film properly

I just bought an old Toma M900 Novacam I (automatic point and shoot) at a dollar store. Everything seems to be working find the first time I put batteries on it. However, when I tried to test the ...
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Minolta MD on Nikon F-Mount [duplicate]

I have recently bought a vintage lens 135mm f2.8 from Auto Revenon, with m42 bajonet. And to mount it on my nikon d7000 I need to install an adapter with correction lens. Otherwise the focus range ...
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How do I use new Lomography 120 Film in a vintage Diana F Flash Camera?

I'm relatively new to film photography and have just recently returned to it after a few years of inactivity. I got a vintage point-and-shoot Diana F (the totally plastic one) and it takes 120 film. ...
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Is it possible this is sunlight?

Is this sunlight on his right shoulder? It doesn't seem like the angle is correct for this light to be sunlight.
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What post processing was used for this rosy, vintage, and soft photo?

I've been looking this filter for a long time. It's rosy, vintage, and very soft. If you can find suggest the saturation or the contrast that would be helpful to me.
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How do I make my photos look like analog?

I'm in the middle of editing one of my projects. Unfortunately there are some photos that I would really love to edit to look like these ones but I can't figure out how to do that. Is there anybody ...
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How was the twilight blue color effect in this photo produced?

I really wonder, when I see some people showing their creativity, composition sense, and light sense through their photographs. I just came through such a photo now. This is the photo: I saw this ...
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Can I add a filter that gives a photo a vintage pinup style?

I'd like to get into photography. I don't know a lot about it but it seems very interesting. Something I'm also interested in are vintage pinups drawings/paintings. Because I'm really no good at ...
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How can I modify my NIkon D5500 so I can make a vintage lens auto focus?

I just bought a Nikon D5500 with 35mm f1.8. I also have a Nikkor 70-210mm AF (that doesn't focus automatically). I learned that using a TC-16A AF Teleconverter 1.6X might help but i was informed that ...
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Vintage Photo Printing

I have some old color (C-prints?) photographs that were printed in the 80's which are quite faded. I would like to have them reprinted but would like to have them printed on the same paper as they ...
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“Best” Vintage Camera [closed]

I'm very new at the topic of photography. I'm researching for a gift. I'm looking for a vintage SLR or Range Finder camera that takes films that can be easily/cheaply bought. At the same time I would ...