Acquired a lens.. no idea what to do with it

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  1. Zada

    Zada TPF Noob!

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    My grandmother sent me a big lens... and I haven't the slightest clue what I can do with it. My dad said it is a telephoto lens. I'm a huge Noob.... I've never even used different lenses before.

    Auto Coligon MC Zoom 1:4.5 f=80-205mm No. 713607

    That is the information on the inside of the lens. If you know anything about it .. or even if I can still use it let me know!!

    Thanks so much!

    Oh, it also says - Optical Filter Skylight (1A) on it :)
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The focal length is 80-205mm, so it's a telephoto zoom lens.

    The Maximum aperture is F4.5

    That's a filter that is screwed onto the front of the lens.

    What type & brand of camera do you have?

    From a quick search, it looks like this may be a 'third party' lens, which could be used on different camera brands...depending the mount that it has on the back.

    Have a look at the back and see if you can identify they type of mount that is has. Maybe take a photo and post it up here.
     
  3. Sideburns

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    what kind of camera do you have? That would help.

    Also, the skylight (1a) is not the lens itself...that's the filter on the end of the lens.
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Please post picture of the mount....

    My guess is it a Kmount.
     
  5. Zada

    Zada TPF Noob!

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    There are the pictures.

    Camera wise... I'm borrowing a camera - S602 Fujifilm Digital
    and then I have an old film camera - Canon EOS Rebel G
    I hope those are the names of them.. :blushing:
     
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    I'm quite sure it's an Olympus mount.
     
  7. Zada

    Zada TPF Noob!

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    So it'd only work with an olympus camera?
     
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    Unless you want to buy an adapter, which would be a waste of time and money, especially considering the lens isn't very good to begin with and is worth next to nothing. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
     
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    Zada TPF Noob!

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    Hahaha ! No worries :) Its an ancient lens ... just thought It'd be nice if I could make use of it. Thanks for the info!
     
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    You could break out the front lens and use it as a vase.
     
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    Max, I think you might be mistaken on the mount. It looks an awful lot like a Nikon mount. I'm pretty sure it is not autofocus as I don't see a drive slot. The lens might have an auto aperture mechanism, but I can't be sure since I can't quite make out the aperture leaver. The lens should work fine on any Nikon body but you might have to use stop down metering.
     
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    Can't be ancient if it is a zoom....

    Looks to me as a Nikon mount as well...
     

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