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WHAT ADAPTER DO I NEED TO USE VIVITAR 500MM ON MY CANON 450D

I bought a vivitar 500mm mirror lens the person said it would fit my canon 450D now it seems i need a adapter but which please

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Yes and no. If it doesn't come with one, you'll need a T-adapter for Nikon in order to mount the lens (you can get one from Vivitar, as well as from other manufacturers). The lens is not an autofocus lens, so obviously you will have to focus manually. It's also a mirror lens so it has a fixed aperture. It's what Nikon classifies as a non-CPU lens, so you cannot use the D90's exposure meter. You will have to shoot in Manual mode.

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