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Old vivitar lens to adapt to a new digital camera

Shopping for a new digital camera body .Looking at Canon Rebel XTI ,or Nikon D80, or Sony Alpha 100, 200. (Well At least a 10mp camera). Looking for a camera where i would be able to use my old lenses ,which are still almost brand new. My old lens are

Vivitar 75-205mm #22057031
Vivitar Wide- angle #37809829
Any Solutions?? (romrt@rogers.com) Thanks

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  • Romrt Mar 28, 2008

    As i said before, have not decided yet on which camera to buy , just that i would like a camera body that would accept my old 35mm film camera lens

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The nikon d80 you pointed out is a solid good camera. Id suggest buying it, if you are sure your lenses fit, didnt bother to check But I know Nikon is the way to go!

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  • Ekse Mar 28, 2008

    heres a review of the nikon d80

    http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/D8...

  • Ekse Mar 28, 2008

    quote from the review



    Having now thoroughly tested a production sample of the Nikon D80, all our initial impressions have been confirmed, and we can give it our wholehearted endorsement. By any measure, the Nikon D80 is a superb photographic tool, offering value well beyond its relatively modest price point.

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Vivatar and Canon should be compatible, call canon at 1 800 828-4040 to confirm

Nikon and vivatar should be compatible, the wide angle for sure

contact nikon at
1-800-NIKON-US if you want confirmation


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    I don't know about Sony for compatibility but you can call them at 800-488-7669

    Nikon would be the way I would go most likely if any

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In order to know whether the mount on the lens will work correctly with the camera body, you need to provide the model of the lens, not just the serial number.

Many manufacturers (Vivitar included) make lenses that will mount SLR cameras. Sigma, Nikkor (Nikon), Quantaray, Vivitar all make lenses that will mount Nikon bodies. Nikon-mountable lenses will also mount Fuji bodies. Please indicate model number of lenses.

Chances are, however, they will NOT mount to the SLR bodies you have chosen. You can take your lenses to Ritz or Wolf Camera (any camera shop for that matter) and see which will work. What you are really looking for is whether the camera will be able to use features such as auto-focus and aperture from the body (if the lens doesn't have an aperture ring).

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I suggest to use it with canon.
Seems the best solution.
Sergio

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Wow..this is a great adventure...what have you looked into already..first thought..Ebay might have them..but there are innummerable resources on line for classic cameras.

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