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I can't get the macro adapter to work ?

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I just bought the Vivitar 100 mm macro lens with the macro adapter. I have a new Canon Rebel XSi. I can get the lens to work without the adapter. But I want to do some Macro work so I need the adapter to work with the lens. I can't get the lens to focus with the adapter on it even when the lens is switched to manual focus. Help!

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Put the macro adapter on the camera and move the camera in and out from an object to try to focus the object in the display. Remember, macro is very small, very close and very small field-of-focus. I hope this helps.

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Can you provide model on the Vivitar and the model of the Rebel? The serial number provided is not sufficient to find exact info on the lens mount. If you take a picture of the lens mount and upload it, it's better.

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The Canon Rebel is an EF mount and will accept also EF-S type lenses. Once you have the mount type of the lens, you can then locate a mount adapter that will allow you to attach it to the Canon.

For example. If the VIVITAR lens has a T-Mount, then you can get one here. Realize though that old lenses do not benefit from new camera features, so autofocus and other things may not work.

Let me know more info if you can ...

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