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Can this lens be used with modern digital slr cameras or onyl the old style manual slr? I wanted to see if it would work on a olympus e410 as i was given the samyang

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As long as the lens mount is compatible with the Olympus e410, you can use this lens.

It will only be limited by what features are supported through the camera body - I suspect that you will have to do everything manually.

Good luck.

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