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What is this breech mount with three flanges and a single linking pin?

It is likely a Canon FL mount. If you are looking for an adapter, it is compatible with the Canon FD mount using stop-down metering. See Evolution of the Canon FD Mount. If you'd like, you can ...
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What is the purpose of various lens markings on Vivitar 135mm f/2.5 lens with TX mount?

Why are the f-stops mirrored under the focus ring? It's a scale that shows you approximate depth of field at the selected aperture. So if you select f/16, you can look at distances on the focus ring ...
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What is the purpose of various lens markings on Vivitar 135mm f/2.5 lens with TX mount?

I can only answer a small subset of the questions you asked and speculate about some others, but perhaps these would be enough to give you an orientation to this lens and its basic operation. There ...
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Is Vivitar 28mm 1:2.8 lens a good lens, and what kind of things can I use it for?

Just my 2 cents. That lens looks like is a manual lens. I have a Vivitar Series 1, that was a pretty good lens, Vivitar's top of the line back in the days. But now is really quite difficult to have a ...
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What does the "EE - M" switch do on a Vivitar lens with TX mount for Canon FD?

According to this picture of an instruction manual, this would be a switch between auto and manual modes (to be used in conjunction with the aperture ring on the lens). Is there a green circle on the ...
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Will a Vivitar 75-205mm 1:3.8 be compatible with my Nikon DSLR?

The N/Ai indicates that it's a Nikon AI mount lens. This does fit your D3100. There are some caveats listed on the Nikon compatibility chart linked. But, to summarize, yes - it should mount and work ...
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What is this mystery Vivitar lens mount?

Vivitar rebranded lenses made by other manufacturers. Your lens is made by Tokina with a T4 or TX universal mount, which uses adapters to fit different cameras. The TX mount is a revision of the T4 ...
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What is the mount on this Vivitar 85-205mm F3.8 lens?

The meter coupling prong is a dead giveaway that it is a Nikon F mount "A" (Pre-AI or non-AI) lens. Your serial number indicates it is a Version 6. All of the Version 6 examples were fixed mounts, so ...
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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 do I fix the problem on my Nikon D3400 saying "lens not attached" for a Vivitar series 1 500 mm manual Telephoto lens?

There is nothing to "fix". This lens has no electrical connections to be made to the Nikon D3400. Because there's no electrical connections to be made, the camera doesn't even know there's a lens ...
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How to use the exposure guide table on the back of Vivitar 1900 flash?

Vintage flash units are to be operated manually. In other words, you set the shutter speed and the lens aperture based on conditions. First the shutter speed. Check your camera manual to determine ...
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How to use the exposure guide table on the back of Vivitar 1900 flash?

Old flashes designed for film cameras use a much higher voltage than modern ones and can damage modern cameras. It sounds like you are overexposing your photos so you will need to lower ISO and/or ...
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Vivitar lenses on Nikon D7000

That looks like the Konica AR mount. The last cameras that used this mount were produced up to 1987. I still own a Konica FS-1 camera body (made from 1979 to 1983) that I bought used in the mid-1980s ...
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What type of camera does this "Vivitar 75-205MM" lens fit?

Since the letters "MC" are stamped on the ID ring along with the other information I would think it is a Minolta MC/MD mount lens. Even if the "MC" stand for "multi-Coated" and was printed on the lens ...
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Why does my Nikon say "lens not attached" with a Vivitar 650-1300 telephoto zoom lens?

To directly answer your request for the steps: Put camera in manual (M) mode on the top dial Adjust ALL settings (shutter, ISO, aperture, focus) manually as needed Shoot "Git Gud" at manual mode As ...
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Help with Vivitar Universal 500MM Preset Lens and a Nikon d5300

First, an introduction to what a Manual mode does in these cases. It basically ignores everything the lens says, it even ignores if a lens is attached to the camera. This means that it only controls ...
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Why does my Nikon say "lens not attached" with a Vivitar 650-1300 telephoto zoom lens?

Your lens probably doesn't have CPU contacts so the body doesn't recognize it. Switch the camera to manual mode, set a shutter speed in camera, change the aperture from lens (if available), focus ...
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Would a Vivitar 2800 flash work on a Nikon D3100?

From the D3100 user manual, page 172: ... Negative voltages or voltages over 250 V applied to the accessory shoe could not only prevent operation, but damage the sync circuitry of the camera or ...
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Is Vivitar 28mm 1:2.8 lens a good lens, and what kind of things can I use it for?

TL;DR: You can mount this lens on a Nikon DSLR only with a "speedbooster" lens adapter. seller says fits canon 49mm. won't fit my camera since I have nikon D5500 which I think is 52mm The "⌀49mm" ...
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How do I figure out which adapter I need to put an old Vivitar lens on a Minolta body?

Your camera has Minolta AF mount, which is the precursor to Sony A-mount. As others have already noted, which adapter may work depends on the specific lens you have. Consider getting a lens designed ...
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How do I figure out which adapter I need to put an old Vivitar lens on a Minolta body?

To figure out whether your lens can be adapted at all to the Minolta AF mount on your camera, you first need to identify which camera mount the lens uses. Telling us it's a Vivitar lens is not enough ...
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Why can't I turn the focus ring on my Vivitar 100-300mm far enough to get infinity focus?

Answer is assuming that a) lens is not adapted, b) camera is in calibration, c) lens isn't so heavy that it warps the lens mount elastically. This looks like the infinity stop on that lens is simply ...
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How to use the exposure guide table on the back of Vivitar 1900 flash?

The Vivitar 1900 is a very simple manual flash, that has no power level controls. I would not consider it safe to use the flash in the hotshoe of your Sony NEX-6 because of the high trigger voltage. ...
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What is the mount on this Vivitar 85-205mm F3.8 lens?

Looks like an older Nikon AI mount. It may have a removable Vivitar T mount where you can swap out the Nikon mount for a Canon one, but I can't tell from the photo.
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Vivitar Lens - d5300

That depends on what you mean by "make it work." Vivitar made lenses in a wide variety of mounts, including Nikon F. This appears to be a Nikon F mount lens. The lens will mount, but the ...
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Vivitar Lens - d5300

That lens appears to have an F-mount, so it doesn’t require an adapter — it’s supposed to mount on Nikon SLRs. But generally speaking, there are very few cases where you can adapt SLR lenses intended ...
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silver film and Super8 Films

One little note, the X700 will have problems with shutter lag. It may be a while before you get it but it will happen. I remember from experience.
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Vivitar PS 120 Focus Free Motorized Camera Issue

You might try checking to be sure the back cover latch is working as it should. You should hear a distinct "click" when you close the door and the latch button should return to the top position of its ...
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Why can't I turn the focus ring on my Vivitar 100-300mm far enough to get infinity focus?

Many large zooms focus past infinity, you may need to focus back. Secondly, this may not be a sharp lens at f14, try rolling back to f8. Thirdly, 1/40 second is not going to help. Take a test show ...
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