View Full Version : How to tell if lenses are compatible with a camera?

03-06-2007, 12:43 PM
My dad used to be a big photography buff, and he has some nice quality lenses. I was wondering if theres a way to tell if they'd be compatible with a newer Digital SLR? What do I look for to see if they'd be compatible?


03-06-2007, 03:48 PM
Generally if they're the same brand they're good to go.

If they are like Sigma or Tamron, run a search on the model numbers on Google or something and it should throw up some answers! Most older lenses will fit their newer digital counterparts.

03-06-2007, 08:11 PM
List the numbers here and I think I can help.

05-21-2007, 02:12 PM
My apologies for taking so long to get back to this. It has taken me awhile to clean out the closet to where I could get to them. So far I've found 3 lenses, I'm not sure how many he had.

Sankyo Kohki Komura Telemore for SR x2 No.3995206

These two I can't seem to find the numbers on. If someone could, please tell me where to look for them in case I'm missing them?

MT Auto Teleplus 2x
MT Auto Teleplus 3x

ALL of their cases have Kenko on them. I have no idea if this was who made the case or the lenses.

These lenses are from the mid 60's.

05-21-2007, 04:23 PM
MT Auto Teleplus 2x
MT Auto Teleplus 3x
These are teleconverters - they multiple the focal length of the lens by 2 or 3 times, as noted in their designations. If the lens fits the camera, odds are the teleconverters will also fit. The question, of course, is whether the lens is usable. :rolleyes: You still need to tell us what camera you want to use the lens on.


05-21-2007, 05:22 PM
I'm thinking of getting a Nikon D70.... Sorry I should have that earlier.

Teleconverter. I've heard of them, but I haven't seen them before now. :)

05-22-2007, 09:01 AM
I've done a quick search on that lens but what I've found doesn't sound hopeful for you. The Nikons use an F-mount bayonet style. From what I've seen your lens may have a threaded mount. If so, then it's not going to be compatible and I doubt there is an adapter that would be worth pursuing.


05-22-2007, 05:01 PM
I took some photos of the lens.... Maybe these will help a bit?

(They're 800x600px)


Other end of it.

I don't know what you mean by threaded :confused: .... When I think treaded I think like the threads on a screw or a bolt. I've only used point and shoots up till now, so lens terminology is a bit over my head at the moment.