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Quantaray 300 mm mirror lens

I have a quantaray 300mm mirror lens i think it has a 42 mm mount and I need an adapter for my old canon slr ae1 35 mm camera. I got it for free so if I can use it I would be glad.

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  • brians1554 Jan 20, 2008

    Thanks went and picked one up at my local shop works great.

  • henrybve Apr 15, 2009

    I have a VIVITAR 500 mm f/8 mirror lens need adaptor to canon xti

    lens has canon mount is on ae1

    help please henrybve

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You can get an M42 adapter; try bhphotovideo.com.

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