Camera Hacker

: :

Add Comment | Related Links | TrackBack
Related Content

Canon mount lenses to Sony DSLR

Hi
I have a Sigma Zoom-Master 35-70mm f2.8 and a Tamron SP 60-300mm f3.8 lens that I purchased with my Canon T70 in the late 1980s. I recently purchased a Sony A700 DSLR and I would like to use these lenses. Does anyone know of an adapter or adapter setup that will allow me to use the old manual focus/zoom lenses on the new camera. I only want to use them in manual mode, and I'm not worried about the loss of functionality with the new camera body.
Thanks for your help
alex

Alex
Tue, 02 Dec 2008 19:56:12 +0000

Canon FD mount flange distance is 42mm, Minolta AF as used by the A700 is 44.5. This means that you're not going to be able to adapt canon mount lenses onto the A700 without corrective optics. No simple adaptor here.

This, though, or something like it, should do the trick - http://www.lordofthelens.net/servlet/Detail?no=8

Simon
Wed, 03 Dec 2008 19:30:45 +0000

Currently there are Nikon to Sony A mount. Sony A mount is much smaller than Canon EOS mount and may require some modifications like Nikon to Sony A mount. A small
piece of glass attachment is required at the rear end of the mount to allow focusing
to infinity. Perhaps it is the same for Canon to Sony A mount too! Very few Nikon
to Sony A mount available and most are without AF confirmation because it is difficult
and more costly. I have a Nikon to Sony A mount manufactured from China. You can
try www.alibaba.com to search for vendor/merchants who will make them. They are just as good and much more affordable.

Fred Tan
Sun, 02 Aug 2009 00:01:23 +0000

Add Comment | Related Links | TrackBack
Related Content

Did your message disappear? Read the Forums FAQ.

Add Comment

Spam Control | * indicates required field
Your Name: *
E-mail:
Remember Me!
Comment: *
File attachment is optional. Please do not attach a file to your submission unless it is relevent.
Attach File:
(20 MB Max)
Spam Protection: * Answer of 5 + 8?
Click button only once, please!

TrackBack

TrackBack only accepted from WebSite-X Suite web sites. Do not submit TrackBacks from other sites.

Send Ping | TrackBack URL | Spam Control

No TrackBacks yet. TrackBack can be used to link this thread to your weblog, or link your weblog to this thread. In addition, TrackBack can be used as a form of remote commenting. Rather than posting the comment directly on this thread, you can posts it on your own weblog. Then have your weblog sends a TrackBack ping to the TrackBack URL, so that your post would show up here.

Messages, files, and images copyright by respective owners.