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Hi Chieh,
I was wondering if you know where I could find an adapter for my Sigma 28-80 F3.5-5.6 mini zoom macro lens that would fit my Canon Rebel XT. Is there such thing? Thanks.

Connie
Thu, 26 Oct 2006 12:41:16 -0700

What camera was the Sigma lens made for?

Chieh Cheng
Thu, 26 Oct 2006 14:20:26 -0700

Pentax SF10

Connie
Thu, 26 Oct 2006 14:34:18 -0700

Hi Connie,

The Pentax SF10 has a Pentax K-mount (KAF). There is a k-mount to EOS adapter. In the TrackBack below, you can read a story about someone making one himself. Or if you prefer to buy one, CameraQuest (see "Related Links" below) sells on for $175.

It might not be worth purchasing for the Sigma 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 because you can buy that lens new for less than $100.

On the other hand, you are in luck, because I just saw such an adapter on eBay: Pentax K PK Lens to Canon EOS Camera Mount Adapter New. And currently the bid hasn't gone over $5 yet.

Chieh Cheng
Thu, 26 Oct 2006 14:48:30 -0700

Chieh,
Thank you so much for the information. It has been very helpful to me. I am relatively new to photography and I'm in the process of learning as much as I can so that I can put my new camera to good use. The old Pentax was a gift, but I never really learned how to use it. I don't want that to happen with my new Canon. Again, thank you.

Connie
Thu, 26 Oct 2006 17:43:18 -0700

One more question, Chieh. In your opinion, would you recommend using a "non-Canon" lens on my Canon Rebel XT, or would you strictly use Canon products? I'm afraid that I might damage my camera some way. I also read that you lose AF function when you use adapters. Please give me your expert advise, as I don't know which way to go with this. Thank you for your help.

Connie
Fri, 27 Oct 2006 17:57:21 -0700

If you can afford it and don't want to deal with compatibility issues, stick with the Canon brand. I have used numerous other brands with my Canon, such as Sigma, Tokina, etc. None has ever damaged my camera. One of my Sigma lens had an incompatibility issues with my new Canon SLR camera, so Sigma re-chipped it.

Sometimes, the third party lens manufacturers will produce a lens that performs as good as Canon lenses for almost half the price. But you'll have to do your research to find those lenses.

That is generally true. But adapters are only used when the lens isn't made for your camera, such as using a Pentax lens on a Canon camera. If you buy a lens specifically made for your camera, you should not have a problem.

Chieh Cheng
Wed, 15 Nov 2006 10:07:32 -0800

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Title: K-mount lens adapter
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Excerpt: While reading the Confessions of a Lens Killer, a fun story that us camera hackers can all relate to, I came upon a picture of a K-mount lens adapter in the process of being made. I have linked to the picture below to entice you to read the story.
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