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    Digital Lens on Film Camera , Film lens on Digital Camera

    I will post a detailed article from lensrentals.com.

    If you have a digital lens and if you use it at film camera , result will be bad. Why ? Because digital lens is optimized to to send light rays through the glass infrared mirror.

    If you attach film lens in to digital camera , glass infrared window will decrease the mtf %20 and increase the spherical aberration.

    Thats why , glassless BW Leica M9 is the best for accepting old lenses.

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    Here is the article below :

    http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2014...adapted-lenses
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    Okay, so the planes of focus could theoretically be off. But there's this thing called depth of field. We're all not using f/ <1 lenses for the OMGbokeh.

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    [...] read http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2014...does-it-matter

    [...] Who here is going to use lenses optimized for micro 4/3 digital cameras on film cameras? And who here shoots wide open all the time?
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    So every lens made by Nikon and Canon to fit their film cameras since the 1990s is NOT well optimized for use on Nikon or Canon digital cameras...so both manufacturers will have to formulate a digital line of lenses which is well differentiated from their film line of lenses, contrary to all their past claims (and everybody else's) that the same lens can be used on film and digital cameras!

    Wow, I perceive a massive increase in the bottom line of both companies once this revealing information gets widespread by them...their new lines of lenses (digital only) will go thru the roof in sales!!!

    (not) Maybe a massive plunge in their stock value (and the whole industry) due to the massive hoax that has been perpetuated for over ten years.

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    I use my Mamiya RZ lenses on a Nikon D200:
    http://www.dpug.org/gallery/showimag...imageuser=5886

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    I even attached my 50mm Zeiss Distagon from the Hasselblad to the Nikon D600 and it works beautifully. Yes, the focus works from very close to infinity. I would not carry that combo with me on a trip but I made the experiment just because I had the adaptor
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    What was that old adage? In theory bumble bees cannot fly. But they go ahead and do anyway..
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    "Well, my photos are actually much better than they look..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by naeroscatu View Post
    I even attached my 50mm Zeiss Distagon from the Hasselblad to the Nikon D600 and it works beautifully. Yes, the focus works from very close to infinity. I would not carry that combo with me on a trip but I made the experiment just because I had the adaptor
    I have a Hasselblad to Contax/Yashica adapter. Also have a C/Y to NEX adapter. Stacking both I've used all my Hasselblad lenses on my NEX-6 and see no issues...
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    "Well, my photos are actually much better than they look..."

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    I'm assuming the "digital" designation of most lenses is mostly for marketing purposes. The one exception I can think of is wide lenses with a longer lens-to-sensor (or film) distance. This straightens the light path... to which digital sensors are more sensitive than film. I'd think normal and long apo or nearly apo lenses are effectively no different digital vs analog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k.hendrik View Post
    I use my Mamiya RZ lenses on a Nikon D200:
    http://www.dpug.org/gallery/showimag...imageuser=5886
    Thats nice!
    How did you mount? Fotodiox adapter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Sintchak (rich815) View Post
    What was that old adage? In theory bumble bees cannot fly.
    The scientists change their mind. Apparently they can fly now!


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    "People who say things won't work are a dime a dozen. People who figure out how to make things work are worth a fortune" - Dave Rat.

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