Question about Cameras
I have a Canon T4i (650D) and for Christmas my sister gave me her old Phoenix (Bower?) MZ-5000 650-1300mm lens. It has an adaptor on it for Nikon cameras that is simply attached to the barrel vie 3 small screws. Is there an adaptor or convertor that would allow it to fit my canon? Thanks in advance !
There are lots of adopters you can buy, to work with lenses from other brands. Bower has lots of adopters, but the easy one is just a Nikon to Canon adopter. The lens is manual focus, so you can't win anything by searching for an expensive solution.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: lens adaptor
The good news is that it is possible to get the camera to operate with the lens & adapter :-)
The bad news is that you'll only be able to use it in manual mode :-(
To get the camera(s) to actually fire, you will need to change some settings.
For the Maxxum 7:
Go to Custom settings (No.16) and change to 'Lock Off'.
For Maxxum 7D
Go to the settings menu (purple cog icon) and then to sub-menu 3. Change Shutter lock to Off.
With the camera set to Manual mode, you can still use the built-in meter. Half-press the shutter button and you will see a metering scale appear in the viewfinder. This will indicate whether the shutter/aperture setting you've selected will over/under-expose the image. Adjust your settings until the indicator bar is over the zero.
Hope this helps,
PS. Even if you could somehow modify the adapter, the lens won't have the necessary electrical and mechanical coupling for the cameras to control it in an automatic mode.
Posted on Mar 05, 2008
As far as I know, you should use L series Lens to fit Full Frame Canon Camera (5D & 1D).
That would be no adapter, but please correct me if I'm wrong.
Posted on Jan 13, 2010
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