Sigma 600mm F8 to Canon EF?

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Andrew, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    Hi gang!
    Is there any adaptor that can allow me to put a sigma 600mm mirror
    lens on a Canon camera with an EF mount?

    Thanks for any help!
    Andrew, Apr 25, 2011
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  2. Andrew

    Rob Guest

    What mount does the Sigma lens have now?
    Rob, Apr 25, 2011
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  3. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    I tried it out and it's an FD mount - any hope for that?

    It even appears like the FD mount is part of the lens: could that be

    Thanks Rob!

    Andrew, Apr 25, 2011
  4. Andrew

    Rob Guest

    Rob, Apr 26, 2011
  5. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    Hi gang (and Rob too, thanks for your help)

    Well I got an FD lens to EF mount adaptor for the sigma 600 lens and
    it works fine. The only thing is the lens has no contrast. It can
    focus through its whole range fine but the picture is very faint.

    Someone told me that the coating inside the mirror of the lens has
    oxidised and is no longer reflecting much any more. Are there any
    camera places that can recoat the mirror part of the lens? Any places
    in Queensland?

    If I don't arrange to get the lens recoated, how much would it be
    worth on ebay?

    Thanks for any tips.
    Andrew, May 9, 2011
  6. Andrew

    Rob Guest

    Becomes a problem when you have to recoat the mirror. Dismantling the
    lens etc then it will have to be re collimated when its re assembled.
    You can get the the lens recoated, thinking someone in Tasmania - not
    sure if that's still available- they did clean and polish lens elements.

    Personally may not be worth the effort. People who repair lenses will
    charge heaps. Check out the web for lens repairers.
    Rob, May 9, 2011
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