Use Vintage Lenses with Your Mirrorless Camera: Exploring Photography with Mark Wallace


Hi everybody welcome to another episode of Exploring Photography right here on AdoramaTV, I’m Mark Wallace in the streets of Bangkok, Thailand and in today’s episode we’re going to do something that’s really, really fun. We’re going to take some old lenses and put them on modern-day mirrorless cameras. So why would you want to do this and why are people doing this more and more now? Well there are a few reasons why you might want to do this. The first reason it’s just a ton of fun, you get this totally new experience of analog technology, analog aperture settings, manual focus, everything slows down. The experience is totally different and it’s a lot of fun. The second reason is well these older lenses they have some imperfections and so a lot of the things that we’ve corrected with modern technology and modern lenses, what we’ve eliminated things like chromatic aberration and vignetting and optic aberration, that kind of stuff and so a lot of the flavor of the old lenses has been lost but we can bring that back. We can add some really cool effects. The things that we’ve been adding with our Instagram filters we can actually do that in camera, so you get this really distinctive flavor of the lens, all these old lenses. When modern DSLR cameras came out, well the analog technology wasn’t compatible with the digital technology so these lenses have been laying around in closets and in old dark rooms and camera bags for years but with the mirrorless revolution guess what? We can now use all of these lenses and we can mix and match different brands and so for example on my Leica M10 here, I’ve got a Nikon 105mm lens so Nikon with Leica and over here on a Fuji we have an XT one with an old Russian Helios lens and so we can mix and match brands. You might have an Olympus lens on a Nikon, you might have a Fuji with the Helios, it doesn’t matter you can sort of mix all these things up. So we’re going to talk to you about how to do all of this stuff what to look for and how to get your hands on some of these lenses, so let’s start with where to find these lenses. We’ll do that right now. How do you find these old lenses? Well you know the cool thing about traveling a lot is, if you’re in Bangkok or Hong Kong or Berlin or Prague or only those really cool cities in every nook and cranny of this city, there’s a camera Club, a bunch of people that are buying and trading and selling these old lenses there’s this sort of everywhere. What if you’re not traveling all the time, most of us don’t do that. Well the cool thing is that you probably have some of these old Nikon lenses hanging out in an old camera bag or an old darkroom that you’re not using anymore. Maybe your dad or uncle or a friend has some old lenses that they’re willing to let you borrow or even sell to you and if you don’t have any of those things that’s okay because Adorama has a complete department of used lenses and cameras and you can check those out. The cool thing is that they are very inexpensive. You can get these lenses for just a few hundred dollars so it’s going to save you a lot of money and remember people are trading these all the time so make sure you check that out. Quite often because you can really find some cool stuff if you’re looking frequently. The experience of shooting with these older lenses is really wonderful and the results are very, very pleasing. Now this is a Fuji film with this old Russian Helios lens. This actually belongs to RJ who’s holding the camera right now. He let me borrow this as we walked
around and shot this video. I took a couple of snapshots of him. He was kind enough to be the model for a second. You can see the bokeh behind him it’s all swirly and interesting now I didn’t have this long enough to do some good work with him but RJ sent me some of his photos and you can see how pleasing this lens is. Now I also had some fun with this 105mm lens. This lens is great for shallow depth of field, for bokeh, for portraits but it’s also really good for compression and so I was able to stand on a bridge here in Bangkok and here’s what I got. One of the things I love about shooting with these old lenses is that it’s all manual and the experience is totally different. You have to slow down and be really intentional when you’re shooting and I love that so I love the compression of this lens so this is 105mm so I’m going to shoot this freeway and all the streets and stuff and I’m just looking through here taking my time getting everything measured up and I’ll take a couple of pictures so we can see what craziness is in Bangkok. Now that we know how much fun it is to shoot with older lenses, let’s talk about how we can mix and match those lenses with different camera manufacturers. Now normally you buy an old lens like this old Voigtlander it’s made for Leica you snap it right on or maybe you buy an old Nikon lens you put it on your old Nikon camera that’s great, but that’s really not what we’re talking about in this video. We’re talking specifically about using old manual lenses and then mixing and matching those with different types of mirrorless cameras. So why does this work now with mirrorless cameras and these old lenses didn’t work with DSLR cameras? Well there are a couple of reasons for that. The first one is the electronics and so on modern DSLR cameras the lens and the camera communicate via electronics and older lenses they they just don’t have any electronics there’s no electronic sensors pickups there’s no electronic focus there’s no electronic aperture control everything is manual and so some of those older lenses were just incompatible with newer DSLR cameras and because of the way that DSLR cameras are built and the way that lenses are built you can’t mix and match those cameras and lenses you can do that with mirrorless cameras well why is that well if I take this lens off of my mirrorless camera here this is a Leica M10 you can see that there is no mirror in front of our sensor thus a mirrorless camera and that means that instead of the lens mount being way out here it’s very, very close to the sensor itself and that’s really important because the back of a lens has to be a specific dense distance to the sensor to focus properly and on DSLR cameras because of that mirror mixing and matching an icon or a Leica or whatever when you put an adapter well the back of the lens and the sensor well they’re just too far away and that lens won’t focus it just won’t work but with mirrorless cameras you don’t have that there’s enough room to put an adapter so that you can put a Leica, put an adapter put an Nikon, put a Minolta, put an Olympus put a Pentax whatever on that camera and it works just fine. So how does this work? Well a couple of things you need when you’re doing this the first thing
is you need a mirrorless camera so you can use the Fuji you can use Fuji film
like this you can use a Sony you can use a Leica you can use whatever you have
Micro Four Thirds a full-frame camera they all work but you also need one of
these things this is called a lens adapter now on one side of this is the
adapter that mounts to the camera so you have to have something that mounts to
your specific brand so it has to be a Fuji specific or a sony or like a
specific mount and on the other side that’s the side that mounts to the lens
it has to be specific to the lens that you’re using so this is a Nikon lens and
so I have for this one a Nikon 2m mount an amount is for a Leica camera so this
pops on here so I’ve mounted this now I have a lens that will mount right onto
my Leica camera so that pops on just like this if I line it up correctly
there we go all right so now that we have we’ve got our mirrorless camera we
have our lens adapter and we have our lens the exact same thing is true of our
XT one right here so we’ve got our camera we’ve got our adapter we’ve got
an old Russian helios lens and this adapter is specific for Fuji to Helios
we’ve got something else here we’ve got an Olympus lens and this Olympus lens
has an adapter on it and this adapter if I can take this off really fast there we
go this adapter here is specific for Olympus which is what this lens is and
then this goes to a Fuji camera so Olympus to Fuji so that’s the thing that
you have to really make sure that you get right once you have your old lens
you need to have an adapter that mounts your camera and that brand of lens there
are billions of these out there so it’s really easy to find the adapter that you
need I put a description and a link and put a link in the description of this
video of all the lens adapters on Adorama comm so you can find the one
that’s specific to your needs so whatever lens you have that brand
whatever camera that you have that brand get the adapter that goes from this
brand to this brand it’s all going to work now
which lenses work well there are a couple of things that you need for the
lens to work number one is you have to understand
that these lens adapters well they have nothing no there’s no electronic
contacts going on there and so there’s nothing that’s going to focus the lens
there’s no auto focus there’s nothing to control the aperture all of that needs
to be manual so make sure that you have a manual focusing lens and a lens with a
manual aperture adjustment those two things you absolutely need you can see
that on this Olympus lens here we’ve got manual focus and then we have a manual
aperture adjustment same thing on this old Helios manual aperture manual focus
once you have that then you can dial in the aperture that you want and then you
can manually focus so let’s talk about focusing because focusing these lenses
can be a little bit tricky there’s no auto focus you have to sort of slow down
that’s part of the fun experience of using these lenses so how can you make
sure that your focus is crystal clear well almost every mirrorless camera has
a couple of features that will help you focus
the first one is magnification and so when you’re auto are when you’re
manually focusing you can push a button and the live view or your electronic
viewfinder will automatically zoom in to just a section of what you’re seeing and
then you can make sure that you’re really focusing really nice and clearly
but if you want even a little bit extra focusing help you can turn on something
called focus peaking what focus peaking does is that once something is in focus
the lines around those things stand out they’ll turn red or they’ll start
glowing or they’ll have a little marching ants around them and you can
really clearly see exactly where the focus plane is and using those two
things magnification and focus peaking when you’re using your electronic
viewfinder you can make sure everything is absolutely in focus and it’s really
really simple that’s all there is to it once you get your lens your lens adapter
you learn how to use focus peaking and focus magnification you can have a lot
of fun using all these old lenses now again why would you want to do this well
these lenses have characteristics that newer
don’t have and so a lot of the flaws and a lot of the joy of the old lenses with
vignette amother really bad bokeh it’s actually looks great these are the
things that we’re doing when we’re adding filters on all of our social
media apps now we can do them in camera and they look wonderful
so I really encourage you to take your new camera and use some old technology
to get some really great results and save a lot of money because these lenses
aren’t that expensive thank you so much for joining me for this episode of
exploring photography don’t forget to click subscribe so you don’t miss a
single episode and remember all the stuff that we’ve been talking about in
this video and all the other videos you can see that in the description of this
video you can click on the links for things like lens adapters and lenses and
the adorama used store you can see all that stuff all of our videos have the
products in the description of the videos and also if you want to see sort
of what these lenses look like and what I’ve been doing with my vintage lenses
check out my instagram feed you can see what I’ve been doing and you’ll see that
over the next few weeks so check that out thank you again for joining me and I
will see you again next time.

67 Comments

  1. Hobby Rx December 19, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    C-mount baby!

  2. oparamta December 19, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    welcome to thailand. 😀

  3. shaolin95 December 19, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    flavor…oh boy. its called FLAWS..stop romanticizing things.

  4. SatanSupimpa December 19, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    I use a Helios-44 on a Canon DSLR with no problems

  5. Gonzo Q December 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    I recently bought my first antique lens and I can not be happier , Its a EC Auto Miranda 50mm 1.4 and my favorite lens now

  6. RS December 19, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    what you forget to tell is that due to low lens count these lenses often heave superior micro contrast, you as a Leica shooter shoot be interested in that.

  7. Hummingbird.UAV December 19, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    I've been using a whole assortment of manual lens for years on my a7, all the way from 16mm fisheye to 500mm mirrored tele. Have macros & a bellows as well. Great for copying old negatives. Biggest thing I notice is these lenses are heavy, solid aluminum, no plastic.

  8. finallyanime December 19, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Just waving the camera with the sensor exposed to the city air.

    Ridiculous

  9. Maciej Urbanowicz December 19, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    I have an adapter to match m4/3 and nikon lenses. It works great when I mount a nikon 50 1.8D on Olympus OM-D EM-10.

  10. Ricardo Marquina Montañana December 19, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    Nice vide, thanks, i recomend play with Jupiter 11, super fun soviet lenses. Regards from Moscow.

  11. stevepa999 December 19, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    How do you calculate exposure"

  12. Riccardo Duò December 19, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    You can mount almost all the old lenses on a Canon DSLR, not just on mirrorless camera mate, with no problems. I'M using them in a while now on my 2 cameras a 5d mk1 and a 1200d

  13. Non Trouble Team live December 19, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    it's incredible that we can create! Each creation shows a creative individuality and what you would like to say in your creative work. Everyone can say his word in his work! And it's important and it's very important to create what's yours!

  14. DeKarle1992 December 19, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    I hate people with that film-winder as a hot shoe protector :X

  15. Michael Cothran December 20, 2017 at 3:43 am

    Mark – Enjoyed your video immensely. I am doing the same thing now, using my brand new Hasselblad X1D mirrorless body and coupling vintage Zeiss lenses to it via a Kipon adapter. Other X1D owners are coupling Leica M lenses, Current Canon TS lenses, etc. Great fun!!
    However, there is ONE point that you did not mention that should be known – and that's the fact that when you buy these vintage lenses, you must be certain that they are functional – at least to the point where they can be manually focused, and that the aperture can be adjusted. Furthermore, it is quite possible that if anything goes wrong with your lens, you may no longer be able to get it repaired.

  16. Dustin Hecker December 20, 2017 at 4:49 am

    I have quite a few old Olympus lenses that I use on an Olympus om-d e-m1 Mark 1. Some of them work quite beautifully (the 100mm F2.8 for example). Others not so much. It seems though that none of them work particularly well wide open and must be stopped down, perhaps to 5.6 anyway, to be really in focus and sharp. I don't know whether other people have had similar experiences.

  17. stuart dalton December 20, 2017 at 10:32 am

    I have Olympus em10ii. I also have an old Olympus om2 with a heap of lenses. What converter would I need.
    My om2 isn’t where I’m living at the moment so I can’t try them out without converter? So would they need converter ?

    Thanks

  18. Airb 19 December 20, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    It is also possible to use vintage lenses on dslr. You are wrong at 6:01 Mark.

  19. Ted Bahas December 21, 2017 at 3:50 am

    Great video Mark! I have about 14 Rokkor lenses. The cost of all of those lenses was cheaper than 2 of my modern Leica lenses. I like the way many old lenses render images. Another side benefit is that you can have just about every focal length covered in you kit for not a lot of money. I have also found some specialty lenses that I purchased at the same price as a rental of a similar modern lens.

  20. Byron Rizo Bayona December 22, 2017 at 3:24 am

    it's ok to use a Minolta MD 50mm f1.7 on a Sony DSLT A65V camera body? it is not a mirorless camera but the lens and the body have the same mount!

  21. krish arts & photography January 3, 2018 at 11:01 am

    Sir , I've seen few videos on YouTube which talks about how Leica or rangefinder lenses have trouble with defocus at infinity for Fuji's adapter for M mount or M39 or so. Can you help by making a video to clarify which lenses focuses perfectly on which 3rd party adapter on Fuji X mount. I know it's too much ask , I can't afford for sure !  🙂  I use a Canon 6D with Helios 44 58mm f2 (first version of 58mm lenses), focussing is just fine & I like it 🙂   Nice Video 🙂 Good Luck Sir 🙂

  22. ANON January 9, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    And crop factor with cropped sensors

  23. Manuel Camacho January 23, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    Hello, Mark! Thank you for the great video. How do you manage these old lenses in Lightroom? I guess you set your Leica lens identification to "off" and then you somehow change the exif information? Do you do lens profiles to correct for chromatic aberration and distortions? Again, thanks a lot!!

  24. neil piper January 25, 2018 at 7:32 am

    It's the wide angle end of things that sucks

  25. CharlitoCZ February 26, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    Great job Mark! Even if I know most of this, its really nice to see, how others improve theyr pictures, Id love to see your next episode, but first I have to try it your way!

  26. Mars Channel May 25, 2018 at 8:46 am

    Tbilisi flea market!

  27. John Flinn June 14, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    Rangefinders are mirrorless film cameras and can accept many other brands of lenses because of their short front plate to film distance. So this concept has been around for a while but not many people took advantage of it when it was still in the realm of film cameras. The Leica IIIa works great with the Nikkor 35mm F 1.4 for example with the right adapter. Enlarger lenses are also fun to use on cameras but you need the right adapter and a helical focusing unit. I am glad to see the old glass get a new life.

  28. killer ninja July 31, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    How do you focus with the nikon 105 on the leica? To my understanding, the adapter matches the mounts but doesn't match the rangfinder focusing patch

  29. Robert Vega August 3, 2018 at 1:40 am

    I prefer Summilux on my Sony A7r, but Adoroma doesn't ship to Puerto Rico.

  30. jimspc August 16, 2018 at 4:16 am

    One thing in addition. Old lenses do not have modern technology coatings to combat stray light. So use a lens hood. The deepest that can be used without vignetting.

  31. Melissa Alves August 18, 2018 at 1:48 am

    Amazing video, thank you so much for that!

  32. Lee Biggers August 18, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    Using both smart and dumb adapters, I’ve now been able to use my old Pentax K100 K Mount Lenses (most I’ve gotten from pawn shops) on my new Canon T6i. I’ve been having so much fun with them.

  33. Alai Na September 15, 2018 at 6:41 am

    I'm already all too familiar with mirrorless cameras. I gave you a like for this video 'cause you shot it in Bangkok.

  34. Dirty Water September 24, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    I'd say the biggest reason people use old lenses with new mirrorless cameras that you didn't mention is the savings. With the purchase of a cheap $15 adapter, you can fit your new camera with a vintage lens and save hundreds. I just bought an adapter for my FD Canon glass (28/2.8, 50/1.4/50/3.5 macro, and 70-210/4) and all I spent on lenses was the cost of an adapter. That's 4 prime lenses I've added to my Fuji kit for the price of a t-shirt. That is the BIGGEST advantage. secondly, you keep saying these old lenses are inferior and that's not always the case. The optics in some older lenses are, a lot of the time, better than todays, especially with bokeh. Bokeh has a lot to do with not only focal length but the number and shape of the aperture blades. my 9 blade rounded aperture in my Canon FD 50/1.4 gives me better bokeh than any EF lens in my kit because there are less blades in them and they are not as round. Lastly, you are wrong about the inability to use old lenses on DSLRs. You absolutely can with an adapter. Granted the DSLR adapters have a correcting lens in them to compensate for flange distance and usually introduce a lot of softness when shooting wide open but it is definitely possible to shoot older lenses with DSLRs

  35. Steven Hodgson October 2, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    tripe

  36. 4toconvert November 7, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    Normally, I agree with Mark but he has got it completely wrong here. Vintage lenses work with DSLR cameras. I am not sure why he would say they dont. I an starting to doubt if he knows as much as he does about cameras.

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    Thanks again.
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  38. D W December 13, 2018 at 4:28 am

    Awesome video!!

  39. Miguel Gallegos December 18, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    Nice, I have a couple of M42 lenses and I bought the adapter from Adorama. It works great using my EOS 6D, but it does not work on my EOS M3

  40. John Austin January 4, 2019 at 3:33 am

    An interesting four minute video crammed into a tedious 12 minute video

  41. Kam Naidoo January 7, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    I use a bunch of vintage lenses including M42, Nikon, Pentax mount lenses on my Canon DSLR bodies with no issues.

  42. Brain February 7, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    those aren't REALLY vintage lenses per say. the preview shows the OLD OLD silver steel encased lenses that are often taken from 8mm movie cameras and sometimes require custom made adapters. that's what i was clicking to see. hit me up when you do a piece on those lenses.

  43. neil cooper February 23, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    Great video, really helpful- thanks Mark!

  44. Gábor Gyöngyösi February 26, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Telling total lies…

  45. Camera talk305 February 26, 2019 at 10:34 am

    I use m42 lenses on my crop dslr canon all the time; but be careful with full frame dslr cause you MIGHT hit the mirror with certain lens.

  46. Carol Santulis February 27, 2019 at 2:26 am

    Just got my Meyer-Optik Orester 100mm and adapter today for my Sony FF. I was surprised how big (and heavy) the adapter was. Minimum focus distance is 45". Is there a way to get closer focus distance? I was hoping to do close-up work. Maybe a different adapter?

  47. Charles Wendt March 3, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    I have some adapters than let me use my FD lenses on my EOS cameras, of course everything is manual, just pretend my SL2 and 77D is my old Ftb, which I still have and use on occasion.

  48. Iain McClements March 3, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    I use a Minolta 1.8 50mm MD lens on my Sony A6000 and it's superd. I also use a Clubman 2.8 28mm lens and that to gives me fantastic images. I even use them at my weddings as an extra camera to catch certain parts of the day. Great video, thanks.

  49. carpo719 April 10, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    I love using my 1:2.8 with my 4:3 mirrorless, they look great

  50. Henri T April 28, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    Can't use manual lenses in dslr's??!!!
    BULLSHIT!!
    I've been using helios and mir lenses on canon dslr's for quite a time and theres no problems at all.

  51. leeeeni May 5, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    You actually can use every old Nikon lens (except Non-AI) on modern Nikon DSLR, because they never changed the F Mount.

  52. leeeeni May 5, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    in General a nice Video, but many wrong informations.

    "it wont work on dslr because of electronics" 2 minutes later "it has no electronic contacts going on there" so why should this be a Problem on dslr?!

  53. J-ROYL May 23, 2019 at 7:32 am

    Would digital IS work on the Canon m50 while using a vintage lens?

  54. scharkalvin June 7, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    I'm using a Nikon Micro Nikkor 55mm F3.5 on my Panasonic G3 with a cheap Nikon F to u4/3 adapter. Great Macro lens!
    There are a few exceptions to lens adapters not providing automatic operation, Olympus sells an adapter to use 'four-thirds' mount lenses on 'micro four-thirds' cameras. On a few lenses, you CAN use full automatic operation of the older DSLR lens on the mirrorless camera. This only works because the lens and camera are from the same company. (Although the idea should also work on Lumix (Panasonic) cameras as they share the same system.

  55. Vedraj r.m June 25, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    Do an update to this.

  56. J B July 1, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    Should i set camera to A or P?

  57. Dejay Rezme July 21, 2019 at 2:30 am

    I looked into vintage lenses online but it seems the market has been capitalized. I don't see many cheap offers. Or maybe I'm just looking at the lenses that are still very desirable. At least I found the Canon 100mm macro lens is great and cheap.

    I need to find me a shop like that with tons of old glass that you can try and haggle over!
    Well first I need to get a Sony A7 haha

    PS: Holy crap on your website there are 19 pages of lens adapter for e-mount. That's crazy! How are you supposed to sift through that haha

    Thanks for the video!

  58. Mars Channel August 5, 2019 at 8:30 am

    I started with vintage lenses then moved all the way to analog cmeras start shooting film now I’m hooked and broke ? ? cost ?

  59. Alejandro Arredondo August 16, 2019 at 6:50 am

    Found a used but pristine nx1100 at a second hand store for 30$. Lens was missing a screw. No battery. So I looked online for options. Found that it takes old lenses by way of adapter!! I was stoked. I ordered one. Put my old Rokkor 1.4 to use and oh man. I’m loving it!! I’m hooked

  60. Baiju N August 24, 2019 at 6:46 am

    Hello, Sir Nice video. I would definitely try one with my Sony a7sii. My doubt is that, can we use the histogram for exposing.. while using these vintage glasses? Please let me know when you are free

  61. Vanilla Gomez August 25, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    Wonder how many pictures of trannies he took with those vintage lenses

  62. ekphotography September 13, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    I got a guy offering to trade me a Zuiko 24mm 2.0, which I can find much information on, for a lens I really never even use. He's actually offering that lens plus a Yashica 50mm 1.4 ML and Yashica 35mm 2.8. 3 lenses for my one lens. Any opinions. I would most likely put an EF adaptor on it and use it on a MFT BMPCC4k with or with out speed booster. I have seen a couple of 24mm 2.0 on eBay for 300-400 dollars.

  63. Mark Woods September 17, 2019 at 2:24 am

    Brilliant YouTube video, I’ve just started using vintage lens with my Sony A6000 and the photo’s I’m getting are fantastic

  64. JB6789 September 29, 2019 at 9:29 am

    Plenty of adapter types these days. I use MFT and I have them for M39, M42, Nikon, Canon FD (and FL), Konica. Also M39 to M42 thread adapters. As well, Focal Reducers (FR's) which both adapt and FR at the same time…for M42, FD, and Nikon. Have about 30+ vintage lenses and I enjoy using most all of them.

  65. Kamishimo Productions October 15, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    Really nice ways to explore how to repurpose glass in this modern era, I love your work Mark and to Adorama thanks again.

  66. UncompressedWAVmusic October 24, 2019 at 5:08 am

    Thanks for your awesome video. I just bought this Sony A7 today for a incredibly low price and with in store warrenty. Last SLR was film in 1985. Buying a lens adapter to use my 4 analogue 35 mm lens. Went Pro for a great deal price.

  67. UncompressedWAVmusic November 11, 2019 at 5:55 am

    Mark thanks for the tip on Focus Magnification as didn't know about that as I've only had my first DSLR for 2 weeks and it's mirrorless Sony A7 so I already bought a lens adapter C/Y – Emount for my 4 old 1981 Contax lenses are being used on that and so far working very well. I bought my Sony A7 new for less that half price and without any lens so all I have is my vintage lenses and loving it as had 6 compact digital cameras from 2006 to present. I started using film SLR in 1975 and still have all my equipment and thankfully didn't sell it and that mirrorless DSLR can work with vintage lenses. Yippee.

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