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Old 30-12-2012, 17:57   #1 (permalink)
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Lens advice please....

Hi

My Dad has just given me his old Vivitar 300mm f5.6 lens he use on his old Canon A1.

Can someone say if this lens will fit on my Nikon D200 and if so what adapter will I need?






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Re: Lens advice please....

You need a whatever the Canon mount is (FD or M42? don't know about the dark side) to a Nikon F mount.

SRB Griturn might be able to advise.
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You need a whatever the Canon mount is (FD or M42? don't know about the dark side) to a Nikon F mount.

SRB Griturn might be able to advise.


It says C/FD on the mount end of the lens.

FD it is then?
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Looks like Canon FD>Nikon F adaptor then.

Best to check before you order though.
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Re: Lens advice please....

it might fit with the right adapter but you might find either it won't stop down (e.g. all shots will be at f5.6) or the fstop will be stopped down as soon as the adapter is attached (which might not be a huge issue)

I don't think I'd spend too much, if getting it to work is a few quid is one thing, lens technology has really come on these days and I suspect even a cheap 70-300 zoom might do a better job at 300 though older lenses might be fun to play with
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