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05-26-2008, 03:38 PM   #1
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Did Olympus, Minolta & Canon have a common lens mount?

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I have a chance to buy a lens and the owner tells me it fits the above named mounts. Can that be true? I suspect he's doesn't really know, but, I don't really know either!!

Thanks for any enlightenment.

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No. They are all very different. Actually all three had atleast two different mounts (for MF and AF) each.
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It might be a T-mount lens or another brand with interchangeable rear mounts. If not, no way, Jose!
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Thanks guys - what I thought too. But, the owner is sure insistant he used the lens on all 3 brands!! Guess he's a little confused!!

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Chip, by any chance is this lens one of the Tamron Adaptall series? If so, with the right adapters, these lenses will fit all the mounts listed, and others as well.
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QuoteOriginally posted by christinelandon Quote
Chip, by any chance is this lens one of the Tamron Adaptall series? If so, with the right adapters, these lenses will fit all the mounts listed, and others as well.
Good idea Chris, but nope - not a Adaptall. Thanks.
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Photos of various bayonet and screw mounts

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I have a chance to buy a lens and the owner tells me it fits the above named mounts. Can that be true? I suspect he's doesn't really know, but, I don't really know either!!

Thanks for any enlightenment.
Chip: Here is a link to Rick Oleson's Lens Mount Identification Guide. As you will see, the mounts you have described are decidedly different.

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Details on the lens? Is it a fully manual lens?

If it is, the other possibility in addition to Adaptall is that it is T-mount or M42-mount, in which case adapters to OM, K, and both Canon variants exist.

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Monochrome, great web site - thanks!!

Entropy, I've been trying to get the seller to send me a GOOD picture of the mount.

Just heard back - the lens has been sold. So, guess I'll never know.

Thanks for all your help everyone.
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