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Manual Focus Lenses With DSLRs?  
User currently offlineVoodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2175 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2988 times:

Just curious if it possible to put older manual focus lenses on digital SLR bodies.
I have a set of Tamron manual focus lenses (that, with adaptors, can go on various brands manual focus bodies).

I am clueless in this regard having skipped auto-focus SLRs altogether! Most sunny action photos use a focal length that allows focus to be set at infinity, so I never bothered to get AF glass/bodies!

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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3267 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2949 times:

As long as the lens has the proper mount for the camera, you should have no problems. You may have to set the camera to M (manual) mode for exposure as it most likely won't be able to change the f-stop, but that will depend on the lens.

User currently offlinePatroni From Luxembourg, joined Aug 1999, 1403 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2940 times:

I just recently tried a 30 year old, manual 400mm/F5.6 Takumar with M42 mount on my Canon EOS 10D. The results, despite the bad weather which required ISO 400 and wide open F stop, were not too bad after all. It was a trial only, but I could buy this lense for about 50EUR...

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