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Old vivitar lens to adapt to a new digital camera

Where am i to find a serial no on a len ?

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You don't need the serial number, you need the model number. Look for numbers inscribed on the ring around the lens opening or on the body of the lens somewhere.

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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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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 ...

Hope this helps, if so, rate a FixYa! ThankYa!

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