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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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Why don't lens mount adapters have the same effect as extension tubes?

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 ...
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Can I use Canon lenses on a Nikon dSLR?

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 ...
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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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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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Can I use a Speedbooster with a Canon EF-S DSLR?

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 ...
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Can I mount 0.4x, 52mm wide angle lens convertor on Nikon's 18-55mm, Ø55 kit lens?

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 ...
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Does adapting a fish-eye lens on a smaller sensor lose the fish-eye effect?

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 ...
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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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How can I mount an EF-M lens on an EF-S camera?

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 ...
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Is it a good idea to use adapted tele lenses with a micro four thirds camera for fast moving (nature/wildlife) photos?

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 ...
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Can I use a D.O. Industries Navitron 50mm f0.95 lens on a Nikon Camera?

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 ...
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Is it coincidence that Nikon F lenses can fit a Canon EF body (with an adapter)?

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 ...
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Is there a comprehensive list of available (possible) adapters between different lens mounts?

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) ...
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E-mount lenses to A-mount bodies?

No, it works the other way around. The main measure to know is the flange distance. This is the distance between the mount and sensor on a camera. Lenses for a particular mount are designed for ...
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Change aperture of EF lenses without an EOS body

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 ...
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If I adapt an EF circular fisheye lens to EF-M mount, will the image be cropped?

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 ...
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Can I adapt/use a crop lens on an full frame body without vignetting?

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 ...
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Can I adapt an E-mount rectilinear lens on a micro four thirds body?

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 ...
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Why don't lens mount adapters have the same effect as extension tubes?

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 ...
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Will Canon's EF-EOS R adapter work with the new EOS R5 or will I need something else?

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 ...
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Is it a good idea to use adapted tele lenses with a micro four thirds camera for fast moving (nature/wildlife) photos?

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'...
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How good are the EF-mount to E-mount adapters?

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 ...
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How good are the EF-mount to E-mount adapters?

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 ...
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Which lenses can I use with adapters on my Sony A-mount body and what are the disadvantages of such adapters?

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 ...
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Are there any adapters for using EF lenses on FD mount?

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 ...
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How long does an image circle need to be, in order to be tilt/shift lens?

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 ...
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Can I use a Smena lens on a Nikon DSLR body?

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 ...
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How to calculate the new focal length when usng a lens mount adapter

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 ...
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