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Cutting lens filter/accessory threads

In addition to filter diameter, you need to specify the thread pitch, the linear (axial) distance the filter, screw, etc. travels for one (or more) full rotations of the thread. For SAE (or SAE-...
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Should I use a SD to CF adapter in my older camera?

The primary advantage of the former is that it avoids necessitating the purchase of a CF-USB adapter to upload photos to my computer (and from thence to my hardrive). If this is your main reason then ...
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Does a micro SD–to–SD card adapter affect the write speed of micro SD cards?

Micro SD to SD adaptors are just passive wiring adaptors. So they should not have any impact on speed.
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Circular Polarizing filter in different lenses. Whether to use adapters or buy new filters?

Adaptors to reduce the filter thread of a lens are a bad idea. They cause vignetting (dark areas in the corners). You might get away with a reduction of 2mm as different brands standardise on ...
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What adapter do I need to mount lenses for Chinon CM-5 on my Canon EOS 1100D?

The Chinon CM-5 uses a Pentax K mount and there are adapters available for about $15 to mount these lenses on your Canon 1100D. Mike Butkus Camera Manual Library Fotodiox Adapter
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Should I use a SD to CF adapter in my older camera?

The biggest issue with using an SD to CF card adapter is that most of them aren't that reliable. So even if you have a fairly high quality SD card in it, if the adapter causes issues while you are in ...
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Soligor to Canon Adapter

Most Soligor mirror lenses have a T2 mount. To use one with your Canon EOS 5D (or any other Canon EOS camera) you need a T2 to EF adapter. Realize that you will need to manually focus and shoot in ...
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Is there an adapter to allow a camera to control focus or aperture of a manual focus & aperture lens?

No, there is no such adapter. The Rokinon lens a manual-focus, manual-aperture lens. It does not have a built-in focus motor, nor can it interface with a focus motor in a camera body that might have ...
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Can I use APS-C Pentax K mount lenses on Canon EOS 90D?

If you want to continue using your seven Pentax lenses, your best option would be to upgrade to a better Pentax camera. There are mechanical adapters that allow Pentax K-mount lenses to be the ...
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Has anyone had consistent success in using M42 lenses via adapter on the 5D MkIV?

I have used adapters for both Pentax M42 and Nikon lenses on my Canon EOS 5D Mk III. Some lenses will have mirror interference at infinity or long focus distances, where the rear element moves closer ...
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What is the mount on Vivitar lens with MIR printed on mount side?

This is either a Vivitar T4 or TX series lens. T4 and TX lenses are interesting because they were designed to be mount-agnostic; that is, they have interchangeable mount adapters, so you could move ...
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What is the mount on Vivitar lens with MIR printed on mount side?

I would venture to say that it's a Miranda Bayonet Mount. I use visual references and measurements to positively determine a mount. I would advise that you do the same before investing in another ...
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How can I remove a stuck adapter from a lens?

So the adapter is stuck on the lens, right? Understanding what's going on underneath might help. Here's a picture of a Nikon adapter and a Nikon lens. 3 things here: 1) The pin sticking up from ...
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Helios 44-3 mounted on Canon 5D. Did I get the wrong adapter?

This thread on forum.mflenses.com concerns the same issue, and seems to answer the question. Poster SonicScot has the same problem and shows how it is caused by the focus ring extending further than ...
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Nikon D3200 battery drain out quickly

If the charger is not indicating a full charge by displaying a constant light but blinks at a higher frequency after about an hour then the battery appears to not yet be fully charged. If you are only ...
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Filter step-up ring sets - any with single target size?

It's possible that a retailer would package "X-to-77mm" step-up ring sets, but I've never seen such a set. However, for most photographers, it's not a hassle to get a dedicated "X-to-77mm" (or replace ...
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Prolong the lifespan of dslr shoe mount

Although not the primary purpose for which it is designed, something like this Hot Shoe-to-PC adapter will probably do what you want. Get it in whichever version matches your camera's hot shoe pin ...
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What is the mount on this Exakta 100-500mm f/5.6-8 MC Macro lens?

This is likely a Minolta SR mount, also called Minolta MD sometimes. For comparison you can see the mount of my Minolta MD Rokkor 45/2.0 lens: The gap in the metal on the left and the pin on the ...
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Nikon F mount Adaptable Lenses/Mounts with infinity focus

Is there any type of lenses that can be adapted to Nikon F mount(modern DSLR or old film) without any lens modifications, using just adapter and have fully functional lens with infinity focus. There ...
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Which DSLRs can be used with Minolta Auto Bellows I?

The Minolta Auto Bellows I has a Minolta SR mount. This mount is often referred to by its last revision, MD. The bellows can be used with any camera that has an MD adapter. These include Canon EF, ...
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Nikon D3200 battery drain out quickly

There could be a few reasons why your battery life is bad: Cold temperatures or other extreme exposure Old battery with lots of charge cycles Battery is damaged physically Battery has been shorted or ...
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What CCTV lenses can I use with Micro 4/3 and adapter?

Pat is correct - " buy locally testing first or else stick to the cheap Chinese lenses" I have had success using the "Fujian" brand c-mount cctv lenses on micro 4/3; specifically ...
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Using Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 on Sony a7r (with Metabones adapter)

It will work perfectly in my experience and I use a cheaper $30 adapter. There are a few things to remember: Generally AI can be found for less than the AI-S and the -S won't function anyways (until ...
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Using Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 on Sony a7r (with Metabones adapter)

Yes it will work, but obviously as a manual only lens. There shouldn't be any notable loss in quality, however there may be some in the corners depending on the combo's precision.
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Should I use a SD to CF adapter in my older camera?

There isn't necessarily a preferred method, because as you noted each option has its own pros and cons. Only you can make the decision what is right for you. You need to consider: Speed Cost - ...
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Is there a lens adapter for a Pentax lens to a Canon AE-1?

It depends on the mount of your Pentax camera. Finding a ready-made solution to adapt to Pentax K mount to Canon FD is basically not something you're going to find. If you have a thread-mount M42 ...
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Is it possible to avoid losing stops using Canon FD lens to EOS adapters?

No. The way these with-glass-element adapters work to help you regain focus to infinity even though you're holding the lens farther away from the image plane than the original mount did is by ...
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When using lenses on an adapter: how to set exposure metadata manually?

I use a Lightroom plugin called LensTagger. I believe it was designed by Dirk Essl to tag digitized/scanned images that were taken with film equipment, so there are fields for film and camera as well ...
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Fotodiox focus confirmation on M42 to EF adapter

I thought it was halfway, but after a little more digging, I think it is a full exposure. Somebody wrote up some notes here that might be of some help. I don't know the answer to the question about ...
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