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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 system specifies how the lens and camera body physically link, and may also specify electronic communication between the lens and camera. If the lens and ...


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Because the Canon EF mount lens "expects" to be further from the sensor than a Sony E mount lens; this is known as the flange focal distance or the registration distance - a Canon EF lens focuses the incoming light on a plane 44mm behind the lens, while a Sony E lens focuses it on a plane 18mm behind the lens. If you somehow bodged it horribly so that a ...


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You won't readily find a Canon EOS → Nikon F or Canon FD/FL → Nikon F adapter. There are reasons for this. A lens's ability to focus through the entire distance range to infinity relies heavily upon the distance it's held from the image plane. This is known as the register distance or flange focal distance, and it's specific to each mount system. ...


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In Custom function menu: C.Fn-7 Release shutter without lense: on The shutter can release. It can shoot in either mode, including P, AV, TV, M. In TV mode, set ISO to auto. ISO becomes a variable according to time and aperture you set.


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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, you'll need to find the flange focal distance (FFD) for both the lens and the body - handwaving slightly, the flange focal distance is how far the lens needs to be from ...


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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-derived) threads, the pitch is usually specified in number of threads per inch. For example, the 1/4"–20 tripod mount and screw have a 20 thread-per-inch (TPI) ...


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Just FYI, a new EF 50mm f/1.8 STM or a new EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM is about US$130 (at the time of this writing). That's less than half the price of a Metabones Speed Booster, so your assumption that you can't afford a fast lens isn't exactly correct, if you're willing to give up zoom capability and go with a prime lens. The speedboosters are wide angle ...


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You would need a step-down adapter, such as this with a 55mm thread into your kit lens, then a 52mm thread for the wide-angle converter. Unfortunately... you will very quickly discover that these wide-angle adapters are not worth the money, however tempting they may appear. I'm certain their entire purpose in life is to teach poor unsuspecting newbie ...


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You will crop away the outer edge of the image and this will cause you to lose the highly distorted edges of the photo. this is particularly obvious when you are dealing with a very very wide angle where normally a circular image would be seen but due to the crop you see a square image. This review of the Canon 8-15mm fisheye contains a picture how the ...


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You cannot mount an EF-M Lens on a standard DSLR or at least it won't work the way you want it to. The EF-M lenses are designed to sit closer to the sensor than on a DLSR. There is no way to get the EF-M lens closer to a DSLR sensor because the mirror is in the way. You can however, put a DSLR lens on the EOS-M camera with what is essentially a spacer to ...


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As someone who occasionally indulges in bird photography, shoots micro four-thirds, and has adapted manual lenses to her Canon dSLRs, I'd say don't do it. The lens will be disproportionately big and heavy compared to your G5, and the lack of autofocus (and EXIF, and aperture control from the body unless the lens has an aperture ring) will probably be more ...


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No. There are several problems here. This lens looks a lot like the Senko 50mm f/0.95, i.e., it is a C-mount lens for 1" format video. This lens vignettes even on micro four-thirds (2x crop). There's no way the image circle will cover an APS-C or full-frame camera, and the registration distance is much much smaller than that of Nikon F. In order to get the ...


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If you read Canon's public statements at the time the EOS system/EF mount was introduced in the late 1980's, they spoke of the longer 44mm registration distance and larger diameter flange of the EF mount, when compared to their existing FD mount that had a registration distance of 42mm, as leaving room for future capabilities. If they had been concerned with ...


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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 Sony Alpha (A-mount) dSLRs and dSLTs without any adapters. And you can, of course, adapt these to mount on the Sony E-mount (NEX). But not for Canon EOS. When ...


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A good web store like B&H has a list that seems to satisfy that criteria. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Lens-Adapters/ci/3420/N/4077634486 There you can use filters like Brand (manufacturer) Camera fitting side (male side of adapter, camera mount) Lens fitting side (female, lens mount)


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No, there is currently no battery powered lens cap sized aperture control devices for EF lenses. There are some cheap "dumb" (mechanical only) adapters that feature their own built in iris. But it's not a great idea to have the aperture stop that far back, as you will get some aperture variation across the frame. The are also some fully electronic ...


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It will work as expected. Any fisheye that projects a circular uncropped image on an EF-S camera does so also when attached to an EF-M mount with an EF/EF-M adapter. Correspondingly, the image of a full-frame circular fisheye gets cropped like it would with an EF-S camera. The sensor size being the same (APS-C), any adapted lens functions optically exactly ...


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It's not an "effect". It's an actual vignette, because the lens's image circle is too small to cover the larger sensor. No adapter in the world will fix this and still maintain the same light transmission capability and focus range of the bare lens. The size of the image circle is a physical property of the lens. This is why "upgrading" to full frame is so ...


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I would suggest looking into a shift or tilt-shift adapter, to mount say a wide-angle Canon EF or Nikon AF-S lens. This way, you have a much wider selection of regular lenses to choose from than just looking at tilt-shift only lenses. And you will likely be able to achieve what you want much cheaper as well. Edit: I specifically recommended full frame ...


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Why don't lens mount adapters have the same effect as extension tubes? They do. But whether it limits far-focus capability depends on one factor: the difference in distances from the image plane to the back of the lens mount flange between the two systems. If the adapted lens's mount is deeper than the camera's mount, the adapter tube can make up the ...


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I am sure the product specification page has not been updated since the launch and which is why it is mentioning the camera bodies available at around that time. There is no reason for the rf-ef adapter to not work since they communicate via the same protocol/mount. If that would have been different for each camera (not consistent across all cameras with the ...


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I've been a professional long-lens bird/nature shooter since the 80's. I used to use very big and pricey dedicated video cameras/lenses, but now have found the wonderful micro-4/3 world and love it. I've gotten some amazing shots, both video and stills, by adapting older long telephoto lenses to my Panasonic G6 and GH3, as well as my Olympus E-PL5 and E-M5 ...


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Roger Cicala of lensrentals.com is less than enthusiastic about converters in general, http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2013/09/there-is-no-free-lunch-episode-763-lens-adapters, and if you follow the link you'll see why- they can very often reduce image quality, even though they have no glass elements in them.


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Yes, there are adapters with full function (the pretty expensive Metabones adapter springs to mind) so you'll have aperture control, but the AF performance won't be anything near what you're used to on EOS mount. To quote from their website for the Mk III EOS->E adapter: Autofocus is supported, with the following known limitations. Autofocus speed is ...


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The reason you can't adapt E-mount lenses to your A-mount camera is the same reason you can't adapt rangefinder lenses to a dSLR--the flange distance. The flange distance is the distance from the image plane that the lens is held by the lens mount. This distance is specific to each mount system, and must be maintained for a lens to focus through its full ...


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There's an interesting thread here on Reddit. The best comment is from the owner of fdtoef.com where they say: The first challenge is how to keep the adapter on the FD body, a lock like the FDn lenses. The FDn is too complicated for that amount of space, so it would need to be the original breech-lock approach. Assuming that the body FD mounting was ...


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How large does the image circle have to be to get it to project correctly on the image sensor? This part of the answer deals with the shift of the lens only. The answer for the tilt is much more complicated (i.e., I haven't cranked out the maths). In order for the image to be projected onto the sensor, without any clipping at the corners of the sensor, ...


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Smena, like most rangefinders, has a very short registration distance (often called the 'flange-focal distance'). I can't confirm the exact number, but I have found plenty of examples of people who have adapted them to Sony E mount by adding a spacer. Sony E mount has a registration distance of only 18mm, so the Smena uses a distance longer than 18mm. I've ...


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Lens mount adapters increase the pool of available lenses we are able to mount on any particular camera body. Adapters are basically mechanical coupling devices; however, some also couple electrical communications as well. Unless the adapter incorporates optics, the optical properties of the adapted lens are not altered. In other words, the focal length of ...


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