lens mount cross-compatibility table
- lenses with long flange distances such as Leica-R, Nikon F and Olympus OM can be used on most digital cameras with interchangeable lenses.
- Olympus OM lenses are much sought after not just because they can fit nearly any camera (except Nikon), but they are beautifully made and compact.
- Nikon dSLRs with their long lens mount flange are the LEAST adaptable, and really you are almost stuck with only using Nikon mount lenses on these cameras.
- if you want the most fun with legacy lenses, buy a mirrorless camera systems
- not included in the table below is the new Canon EF-M mount which has a 18mm flange distance and a 58mm diameter mount, adapter is available to allow mounting EF-S and EF lenses
- the old 8mm D-mount cine lenses (eg. Wollensak) can really only be used on Pentax Q cameras, although they can be used on Micro Four Thirds system via a D-mount to C-mount adapter then a C-mount to M43 adapter, but you cannot gain infinity focus (perhaps maximum focus is about 2 feet), and there will be vignetting. You will have better results with the C-mount lenses.
- full frame mirrorless update:
- Nikon Z system has 16mm flange distance and AF adapter is now available for Sony FE lenses!
- this is now THE MOST adaptable camera system available
- Canon R system has a 20mm flange distance
|Lens mount||flange||MicroFourThirds||Sony NEX||Samsung NX||Four Thirds||Canon EF-S||Canon EF||Nikon DX||Nikon FX|
|Konica Hexar RF KM||28mm||Y||Y||N?||N||N||N||N||N|
|Leica M39 screw||28.8mm||Y||Y||N?||N||N||N||N||N|
|Nikon S rangefinder||34.85mm||Y||Y||Y?||Y?||N||N||N||N|
|Pentax K / M42||45.5mm||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||N||N|
- # = mount may need minor modication
- AF = AF lenses will in general be AF capable
- AF1 = AF possible via Birger AF mount
- Y = adapter should be available for manual focus and manual aperture BUT some lenses with protruding rear elements may have problems with the mirror in some dSLRs, particularly those with a large mirror such as the Canon 5D.
- The following Leica R lenses are reported to have mirror clearance issues with most if not all adapted EOS cameras: 15/3.5, 16/2.8, 19/2.8 Second Version, 21/4 Mirror Lock Up Version, 35/1.4, 35-70/2.8, 80-200/4.5 First Version. The 24/2.8 and 28-70/3.5-4.5 (2nd version) will not work on the EOS 5D because the rear element protective guard hits the mirror. The 21-35/3.5 Aspherical and 28-90/2.8-4.5 Aspherical is reported not to work on the 1Ds Mk II.
- the following adapted Contax C/Y lenses are not compatible with the EOS 5D: 18/4, 85/1.2, and 135/2.
- The Nikkor 20/2.8 AIS and 24/2.8 AIS are reported to be incompatible with the 5D due to the protruding rear element.
- Nikkor mirror lock up lenses which will not work on Canon EOS include the 6/5.6, 7.5/5.6, and 21/4 Nikkors
- Y/shift = normal adapters and tilt-shift adapters available
- O = an adapter with optical elements is available but image quality suffers
- NOTE: some lenses (most digital lenses) do not have aperture rings and thus aperture may not be able to be adjusted unless special adapters, or, techniques to preset an aperture
photo/lenscompatibility.txt · Last modified: 2019/07/08 14:02 by gary1