Suggestion on Canon film SLR?

Discussion in 'Canon Cameras' started by Stormhammer, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. jcdeboever

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    Nope to OP. The Canon I mentioned was really a solid camera, it felt well made. I seen a video on it and it was impressive.


     
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    If you are looking for cross compatibility between older film manual focus and new digital cameras. Nikon and Pentax are the way to go. Any Nikon Ai lens will mount and work to some degree on Nikon digitals. They also work on Nikon AF bodies. F100 is a good body. N90s is a good body. Even 8008's are decent AF bodies (I have all 3). The F100 will have additional capability for some of the newer lenses made today. I have MF lenses that I use on my digital bodies. The better bodies allow you to enter the lens information and gives you some automation.

    Pentax and their K mount is similar. You can use their old MF K lenses on the new bodies, of course manual focus only.

    Just as a side note, older Nikon lenses adapt to new Canon bodies easier than older Canon FD lenses. With Nikon lenses on Canon, you only need a fairly inexpensive metal adapter about $15. It does not require a lens element or crop factor to reach infinity focus like a Canon FD to EF mount adapter does to achieve infinity focus.
     
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    Link to that adapter?
    What are Nikon older lenses called?
    In Canon it's FD.

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    Here is a review of one to give you a better idea. I have one from ebay that was like $12 shipped. Just a metal milled out adapter ring, on side for Nikon lens, other side for canon body.

    Novoflex Nikon to Canon Lens Adapter Review

    That article says Nikon G lenses will work. If that is the case that is different from mine. Lenses have to have aperture ring to work with mine.

    Edit: I see it actually does have a lever added for aperture. Ok, I can see it being higher priced for that. But for any lens with aperture ring, can just use the cheaper couplers.
     
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    I'll have to do cheap if at all.

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