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Apr 19, 2017 15:34:19   #
Mac (a regular here)
 
If you put a mirror lens on a mirrorless camera, will that spin you in to a time warp?
 
Apr 19, 2017 15:55:25   #
Architect1776 (a regular here)
 
Mac wrote:
If you put a mirror lens on a mirrorless camera, will that spin you in to a time warp?


Yes
Apr 19, 2017 15:56:57   #
melismus
 
No, it would just turn it into a DSLR, and who would want that backward step?
Apr 19, 2017 17:34:50   #
Shellback
 
Mac wrote:
If you put a mirror lens on a mirrorless camera, will that spin you in to a time warp?


It will limit your camera to 3 parsecs
Apr 19, 2017 18:09:45   #
ralphfr (a regular here)
 
Upon reflection........, ahem... it temporarily looses it designation as mirrorless!
Apr 20, 2017 05:57:36   #
wdross (a regular here)
 
Mac wrote:
If you put a mirror lens on a mirrorless camera, will that spin you in to a time warp?


I love all the answers, but will answer serious.
Most film or mirror lenses will require an adapter, some functions may be lost, and the image quality may be affect throughout some or all the lense's range.
 
Apr 20, 2017 08:18:42   #
cthahn (a regular here)
 
The posts on this site are getting more stupid by the day.
Apr 20, 2017 08:21:06   #
Peterff (a regular here)
 
Mac wrote:
If you put a mirror lens on a mirrorless camera, will that spin you in to a time warp?


Only if that is a typical reflex reaction for you!

There aren't many autofocus mirror lenses out there, the rest are typically manual with apertures smaller than f/5.6, so getting focus confirmation only works on some cameras.

That said, mirrorless functions such as focus peaking help a lot, but these can be achieved with live view on a DSLR and extras such Magic Lantern.

I guess it's just a matter of personal reflection. It may even warp your sense of time.

Have you asked your cat?
Apr 20, 2017 08:21:16   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
Mac wrote:
If you put a mirror lens on a mirrorless camera, will that spin you in to a time warp?


Not a time warp, but all the pictures will be of your eye. The mirror effect will reverse the field of view. Reversing the lens will get you a normal shot.
Apr 20, 2017 08:21:41   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
cthahn wrote:
The posts on this site are getting more stupid by the day.


Ain't it great!
Apr 20, 2017 08:27:32   #
Peterff (a regular here)
 
cthahn wrote:
The posts on this site are getting more stupid by the day.


I have to agree, I've observed your own prolific and puerile contributions for a while now, which lend proof to your thesis.
 
Apr 20, 2017 08:47:15   #
Winslowe
 
wdross wrote:
Most film or mirror lenses will require an adapter, some functions may be lost, ...

What mirror lens functions could you lose?
Apr 20, 2017 08:55:54   #
Morning Star
 
wdross wrote:
I love all the answers, but will answer serious.
Most film or mirror lenses will require an adapter, some functions may be lost, and the image quality may be affect throughout some or all the lense's range.


Define "mirror lens":
a. A lens intended to be used on an older camera with film or on a DSLR?
b. A lens with a mirror built inside to achieve a longer focal length?

It depends on the mount of course, whether you need an adopter or not.
Apr 20, 2017 12:07:04   #
James R (a regular here)
 
I wanted to make use of my Sony A-6000 WITH my Canon lenses on it... So I bought an adapter. Some work great, others - not so good, being that the auto focus gets a wee bit confused. However.... If I manually focus to a "ballpark" figure, I then activate the auto-focus and it get on-track. Anyone can get an adapter to fit most any camera for the use of "other" lenses. I also have an adapter to fit my legacy Minolta lenses on my Canon 5D Mark II, and 7D cameras - they seem to work really well.
Apr 20, 2017 12:36:04   #
BebuLamar (a regular here)
 
wdross wrote:
I love all the answers, but will answer serious.
Most film or mirror lenses will require an adapter, some functions may be lost, and the image quality may be affect throughout some or all the lense's range.


Not really as I don't know of an AF mirror lens. So it doesn't affect the AF. Lenses for SLR have longer flange distance so an adapter doesn't need any glass so the quality is the same.
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