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Can I use lens brand X on interchangeable lens camera brand Y?

You're probably better off with native-mount lenses For the most part, no, you can't mix'n'match lenses from different brands of cameras, because they'll usually use different mount systems. The mount ...
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Can I use lens brand X on interchangeable lens camera brand Y?

The most important thing you'll need to know is the "lens mount" that both your lenses and your body use - examples here are Canon EF, Nikon F and Micro Four Thirds. Once you've done that, ...
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Can I use old filters from SLR film cameras on newer DSLR cameras?

Yes, there is no reason that these would not work, assuming that their filter diameter matches your lenses, of course. As with lenses in general, there have been improvements in design and ...
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Can I use old filters from SLR film cameras on newer DSLR cameras?

As Matt noted, there's no general reason that you can't use them if the diameters match up with your lens elements. The only thing I would note in addition to that is that you may run into linear ...
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Can I use old Minolta AF lenses on my new Canon?

No. The six SLR mounts that you can easily adapt to Canon EOS with simple ring adapters are Leica-R, Nikon F, Contax/Yashica, Pentax K, M42, and Olympus OM. But Minolta AF lenses work just fine on ...
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Are lens caps compatible between Nikon/Canon?

For the vast majority of lenses, i.e. almost all lenses, a general lens cap would fit, as long as long as it had the right diameter. There are a few exceptions, e.g. ultra wide angle lenses that have ...
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Why is the lower part of the picture black when using a Canon flash on a Nikon D700?

To cut a long story short, you are using too fast a shutter speed. The shutter consists of two black 'curtains' that travel down over the sensor, one after the other, allowing exposure of the shot. ...
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Which current Canon APS-C cameras can use older EOS EF lenses?

Since Canon introduced the EOS system in 1987, all EOS EF mount lenses will work on all EOS EF (full frame, APS-H) or EF-S (APS-C) mount bodies. This means they will be functional in terms of ...
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Is a Nikkor 70-300mm lens compatible with a Nikon D3300?

Your friend is wrong. You don't have to get a 55-something telephoto zoom, unless you don't want a gap in focal length coverage. A lot of us would say that the 55-75mm range probably doesn't matter, ...
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Will Photoshop run on Linux?

In the past when attempting to install Photoshop on Linux, I've had little success. In reality there is probably no foolproof solution that will allow Photoshop to run without any problems, though ...
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How can I transfer photos from an old Canon Rebel EOS 350D to my computer?

This camera uses Compact Flash (CF) cards. You can buy a decent multiple-format USB card reader which has CF support for under $20. You can even buy just-CF readers for less than that. This should ...
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Is flash brand X compatible with camera brand Y?

Well, if the camera hotshoe and the flash are both ISO-compliant, you can use one system's flash on another's hotshoe, and the flash will fire in sync with the exposure being made. But that's the ...
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Are lens caps compatible between Nikon/Canon?

If the lens caps weren't compatible, filters also wouldn't be compatible. So yes, the thread specs are the same between lens manufacturers. Only the diameter of the filter mount / lens cap varies.
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Older Nikon body won't work with AF-P lens

AF-P lenses are a newer Nikon technology that doesn't work with older Nikon bodies, such as your D50. There is no way to adjust any settings or update firmware to make your camera any more compatible ...
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How to know if a Canon lens is compatible with my Nikon camera body?

In general, all camera brands have their own proprietary system for connecting lenses. Modern mounts are all bayonet style, which means they twist and lock rather than needing to screw on, as older ...
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Can I use the Canon 55-250mm lens on my Nikon D5200 body?

No, you can't. In general, lenses made for one brand can't fit on another brand without an adapter, and in this case, there are no good options. Using a "naive" mechanical adapter would end you up ...
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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? Canon EF lenses: All of them. Every single one made since 1987 when the EF mount was ...
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Can I use vintage lenses on Nikon D3200

What matteres is not the manufacturer of a lens, but its lens mount. In fact, there are two things that have to be considered. First and most important aspect is probably the flange focal distance. ...
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Why is the lower part of the picture black when using a Canon flash on a Nikon D700?

You are using a shutter speed faster than 1/250s. The D7000's "maximum sync speed" (aka x-sync speed) is 1/250s. Most dSLRs these days have focal-plane shutters in them, where the shutter speed is ...
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Is Nikon AF Nikkor 28-80mm Lens compatible with Nikon D5100 DSLR?

This lens uses a screw driven AF, meaning the body drives the AF. The D5xxx series and D3xxx series of cameras need AF-S lenses in order to AF with them.
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How to know if a Canon lens is compatible with my Nikon camera body?

The lens you've linked to is the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II. It will not fit your camera, because it is a Canon EOS lens: neither the physical linkage nor the electronic contacts match those on your ...
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How can I fix Err 01 with a film-era Sigma lens on a Canon DSLR?

This is old question but problem is still actual on old lenses. What you need is protocol interface which converts aperture change command from camera to lens. Please see my article at this link where ...
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Will any EF-lens fit on a EOS film camera?

It will work. Any EF lens will mount on any EOS camera - as long as it's not EF-S or EF-M (which the 50mm f/1.8 isn't). In addition, MP-E and TS-E lenses will also mount and work on any EOS camera.
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Can I use lens brand X on interchangeable lens camera brand Y?

To add to this canonical question one small tip for if you're dredging second hand stores/vintage markets etc & don't want to have to carry your camera with you to check if a lens will fit... ... ...
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Having trouble figuring out what lens will fit my Nikon D3100

Yes, it will fit, but AF won't work (all D lenses rely on an AF motor in the camera body and the D3100 doesn't have one), so if you buy it, you'll only able to use it as a manual focus lens.
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Nikon Teleconverter compatibility

Teleconverters are designed for use with longer focal length lenses. Many are optimized for a specific focal length range of telephoto prime lenses. There are both marketing reasons why this is so, ...
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Is the Sony "NEX-F3" compatible with "NEX 3" lenses?

Lenses advertised as using the Sony E-mount (Wikipedia) are compatible with Sony NEX cameras, including your NEX-F3. The Meike-E-35-1.7 lens you linked to has an E-mount bayonet, so it is compatible ...
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Are Canon EW-83J and EW-83H lens hoods mount mechanisms compatible?

Yes, because you are using a crop camera, you can use the EW-83J hood on your 24-105 without any vignetting or other effects. Here is a chart that shows many other alternate lens and hood ...
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What lenses are compatible with older Canon EOS DSLR?

Consider supporting your local economy by purchasing a lens at a local camera store. Someone should be happy to assist you. Lenses are often organized by mount, so all lenses of interest should be ...
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Can I use a Canon Powershot to wirelessly fire a Canon 430EX II?

It won't work without additional gear. The 430EX II does indeed have optical wireless capability, but only in Canon's "smart" optical system. That requires a master unit that can "speak&...
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