My Buggy Whip Will Not Work On A Toyota

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by cjcampbell, Jul 10, 2006.

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    cjcampbell Guest

    I am thinking of getting a new-fangled automobile, but I wanted to be
    sure that my old buggy whip will still work. So I took it to the Toyota
    dealer, and I could not find a mount for my buggy whip anywhere on any
    of their models! Not only that, no matter how much I beat the
    automobile with the buggy whip, it just sat there. I don't understand
    how Toyota can be so irresponsible as to not make their cars compatible
    with my buggy whip. My great-great grampa spent a lot of money for that
    buggy whip back in 1893 and it has served four generations very well.

    Next thing I want to do is get one of them digital SLRs with all the
    autofocus, advanced metering, high definition, and all the other bells
    and whistles on it. Anybody know whether I can use my old view camera
    lenses on it? I know they are all manual and don't autofocus or
    anything and won't use a single feature that the digital camera offers,
    but I just like paying for all kinds of camera features that I will
    never use. I just won't buy a camera unless it can use my old leaf
    shutter lenses. Is that so unreasonable?
    cjcampbell, Jul 10, 2006
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    DD Guest

    I'm looking for an asshole vapouriser. Does anyone know where I can find
    DD, Jul 10, 2006
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    J. Clarke Guest

    Very weak troll--anybody who knows anything about buggy whips knows that you
    beat the _horse_, not the _buggy_.
    J. Clarke, Jul 10, 2006
  4. Yup, it amazes me that people expect 30-year old lenses to work on
    current cameras.
    Randall Ainsworth, Jul 10, 2006
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    tomm42 Guest

    I've bought 2 20 year old lenses (AF) for my Nikon D200 one is OK, the
    other is incredible (55 micro Nikor f2.8AF). But I had to give up my
    Canon FD system (2 F1 AE bodies etc). I'm looking forward to the new
    didgtal Leica M, so I can use my 40 year old lenses on that (can't
    afford it though). A printing company I know went out of business
    because the owner bought one computer system in 1995 and refused to
    update it, because he bought equipment to last 20 years. By 2000 he was
    hopelessly out of date and couldn't understand why he was loosing
    business, after all he had those typesetters he bought in the early

    tomm42, Jul 10, 2006
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    DD Guest

    Damn. I was really looking forward to using my 30 year old 50mm f/1.4
    modified lens on my D2H (which arrives tomorrow). I guess I might as
    well toss the 24mm, 35mm, 105mm and 180mm lenses in the bin now.
    DD, Jul 10, 2006
  7. Yet a 30 year old Pentax lens WILL work on any of the Pentax dSLR bodies...
    I am using several SMC Pentax-M lenses (circa 1982) and a SMC-M 50mm Macro
    that is likely circa 1976. On my *ist D body

    Darrell Larose
    Darrell Larose, Jul 10, 2006
  8. And yet, the laws of physics haven't changed significantly in the last
    30 years. A lens that has high resolution, low chromatic abberation, and
    smooth operation is still a good lens. It doesn't really matter what
    camera you hang on the back of it. Digital cameras don't use different
    light than film cameras.
    Brion K. Lienhart, Jul 10, 2006
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    Paul Mitchum Guest

    I have plenty of 30-year-old lenses that work on a current camera. Why
    would anyone expect otherwise?
    Paul Mitchum, Jul 10, 2006
  10. The buggy whip does work on TROLLS ...
    Darrell Larose, Jul 10, 2006
  11. Canon owners?
    David Dyer-Bennet, Jul 10, 2006
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    J. Clarke Guest

    Because they are children to who "30 years ago" the Roman Empire was in
    charge of the world.
    J. Clarke, Jul 10, 2006
  13. I forget the year Canon introduced the new mounts and bodies, both being
    incompatible with their previous mates. And I don't know whether they
    were so far behind in contact rely info that they just had to change,
    and some others didn't need to, and perhaps still don't, but possibly
    will in the future. But I did get over it.
    John McWilliams, Jul 10, 2006
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    Bill K Guest

    DD, can you please toss them as far as Louisiana?
    Bill K, Jul 10, 2006
  15. 1987 was the EOS650 introduction, according to

    The Nikon AIS mount didn't use any electrical relay contacts; those
    were all added in the extension to AF. I don't *think* the Canon FD
    mount was already so crowded there was no room for contacts. On the
    other hand, there are some clear advantages to starting from scratch
    every now and then.
    David Dyer-Bennet, Jul 11, 2006
  16. Thanks, David. Just pulled out an EF [FD] and FD 50mm 1.4 lens, but what
    I don't know about lens mounts could be put into several books. Looks
    like plenty of room, but the main difference besides removing the two
    mechanical links that I see is the blades of the mount project outwards
    from the lens, rather from the mount on the body, and the release is now
    on the body not the lens.

    Somehow, it seems longer ago than that....
    John McWilliams, Jul 11, 2006
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    cjcampbell Guest

    But the man said there was more than 100 horses in there! They must
    have been very small...
    cjcampbell, Jul 11, 2006
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    cjcampbell Guest

    But the man said there was more than 100 horses in there! They must
    have been very small...
    cjcampbell, Jul 11, 2006
  19. That auto-focus working pretty good for you? How about that aperture
    automatically stopping down when you press the button?
    Randall Ainsworth, Jul 11, 2006
  20. I can manually focus quite well, and my aperture does automatically close. I
    also have metering on my *ist D body, just like Nikon can do now with the

    I use my AF 50mm f:1.4 in manual focus mode, and I use my manual focus 85mm
    f:2 all the time in the studio. I am a better judge of focus in portraits
    and glamour headshots than a machine. For macro manual focus is normally
    better than a machine.

    Over all I don't have your perceived problems. Hell I can usually guess my
    exposure and be pretty close, but that comes from skill and experience. It's
    the photographer not the camera...

    Darrell Larose
    Darrell Larose, Jul 11, 2006
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