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Flaat for Canon
Flaat for Nikon
Flaat for the BMC
Flaat for NEX-5N
Old Picture Style Tests
APS-C vs Full Frame
Badly assembled lenses and image quality
Lens mount compatibility chart
ISO on different cameras
High ISO on the 5D3
DIY: DR test chart
RGBWK Bayer sensors
Notes on DoF-FoV
Notes on crop-DoF-FoV
Custom Cropmarks for Magic Lantern on the Canon 550D
How many megapixels do I want?
How many megapixels can I see?
Quick Monitor Calibration Chart
This table tells you if a fully manual lens with X mount will work on a camera that uses the Y mount using only a dumb adapter (one that has no electronics and no optics).
If the lens is not fully manual, the adapter needs to have electronics to control aperture and/or autofocus. Adapters that do this without driving you crazy with random issues cost a lot of money. As I don't mind focusing manually and setting the aperture directly on the lens, I use vintage or Samyang glass.
If the lens-camera combination has a "no" in this table, you may find an adapter, but it has to be an adapter with an in-built lens, to correct the focal flange distance. This usually kills your lens: no matter how good it is, with an adapter with optics it will probably look like a cheap piece of crap. Alternatively, if it says "no" in this table and you find an adapter without in-built optics, it will not have infinity focus: it turns the lens into only-macro, unable to focus farther than a few feet away.
On the right panel you can find some links to the adapters that I use (Fotodiox, usually the cheaper non-pro version, although the pro version is better quality and provides a tighter fit).
The lens mounts included in this table are:
-: makes no sense to me, so I don't even know.
*: some lenses may work, but the general rule is that they won't (because they are designed for a smaller sensor, so they will show a hard vignette).
y: in theory, yes, but it may not be easy to find an adapter.