Modify An Old Telephoto Lens To Fit Your DLSR Camera

Telephoto lenses aren't cheap, and there's no reason to waste money on a new one if you have an older one lying around. With a few modifications, you can fit an old telephoto lens on a new DSLR camera.

This isn't a simple duct tape hack, but if you have a bit of patience and a steady hand, you can save quite a bit of money. You'll need to make sure there aren't any scratches on any of your lenses, and you'll need to do some pretty precise measuring (to get the camera-lens distance just right), but you won't need any tools beyond a few small screwdrivers, either. You'll probably have to purchase an adaptor to correctly mount your old lens, but again, it'll be a whole lot cheaper than buying a new one. Hit the link to read the full instructions.

How to Repair a Zoom Telephoto Lens and Mount it on Your DSLR Camera [Instructables]


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    Or just get a Pentax that is completely compatible with the last 35 years of lenses.

    I love having access to so much great glass for not a whole lot of cash.

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