Cannon cameras and using old lenses

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Mif, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. Mif

    Mif Guest

    Hi all, i am just about to buy a new digital SLR camera and my
    question is : i used to own an old Olympus OM30 back in the day and i
    have a wide selection of lenses i used with this camera, the lenses
    are all bayonet mounting but i have the adapters for a thread
    mounting, the lenses are 50mm, 80-190mm, 100mm and a 500mm mirror
    lens, are older lenses like this compatible with the Cannon EOS
    series? or will i have to just buy new lenses? the makes of my old
    lenses are Zicho and Ziess (not sure on the spelling they are at my
    parents house in the box somewhere).

    Thanks for your help

    Matt
     
    Mif, Mar 19, 2008
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  2. Mif <> wrote:
    >question is : i used to own an old Olympus OM30 back in the day and i

    [...]
    >lens, are older lenses like this compatible with the Cannon EOS


    The Canon EF mount (which is used with the Canon EOS) is not compatible with
    the Olympus OM system. At best you will need an adapter.

    jue
     
    Jürgen Exner, Mar 19, 2008
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  3. "Mif" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi all, i am just about to buy a new digital SLR camera and my
    > question is : i used to own an old Olympus OM30 back in the day and i
    > have a wide selection of lenses i used with this camera, the lenses
    > are all bayonet mounting but i have the adapters for a thread
    > mounting, the lenses are 50mm, 80-190mm, 100mm and a 500mm mirror
    > lens, are older lenses like this compatible with the Cannon EOS
    > series? or will i have to just buy new lenses? the makes of my old
    > lenses are Zicho and Ziess (not sure on the spelling they are at my
    > parents house in the box somewhere).
    >
    > Thanks for your help
    >
    > Matt


    Hi Matt.

    You'll need new lenses - Olympus lenses did not fit Canon cameras.

    Regards, Ian.
     
    Fred Anonymous, Mar 20, 2008
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