lenses can be mounted on most cameras by using a mount adaptor.
example mounting a lens with a M42 screw thread mount to a modern
Canon EOS camera.
there are physical limitations which make it impossible for the
lens to focus to Infinity.
is due to the rear lens element not being able to go close enough
to the cameras sensor or film. However, in most camera/lens
combinations there is no problem at all.
lenses are usually manual focus only but can be used on newer film
and digital SLR's. Also these older lenses have
manual aperture control but can be used on most digital SLR's in
Aperture priority mode or AV as it is shown on some cameras.
auto focus lenses can be mounted to different cameras other than
their own mount type. Although you would still only be able to
use the lens manually.
lenses, cameras and mounts all have their own characteristics, it
is always advisable to research them before you buy.
items I sell do not include adaptors but they are easily available
on ebay for very reasonable prices.
you have a lens in mind and are not sure about mounting it on your
camera, I would be pleased to give you any advice I can. Just send
a message and I will try to help.
is surprising when you see the results some older lenses can
achieve. Often far better than the "kit" lens that came
with your camera and sometimes as good as the quality of "high
end" or "prosumer" lenses.
striking difference is the colour older lenses are capable of.
Really bringing a photo to life. Also, equally as striking
is the background blur or "bokeh" which can look
hope this guide was helpful.
you have any comments (good or otherwise!) please let me know.
for your patience