Adapt and conquer! Learn to use lens adaptors the right way

Peter Fenech
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There is a reason we call it ‘buying into a system’ when we invest in an interchangeable lens camera. Once we have acquired a significant number of lenses and accessories it can be an expensive affair to replace everything, should we change camera systems. However, in the rapidly evolving photo industry of today, there may be a call for a switch, promoted by new technology in another camera range. The costs of time and money may be offset by the benefits the new camera will bring. 

However, even with a major change in camera brand, the use of a lens adaptor can save a lot of outlay on new compatible optics. There is a choice of automatic adaptors, which feature electrical contacts, enabling full autofocus and aperture control, as well as lens-based image stabilization systems. 

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Peter Fenech

As the Editor for  Digital Photographer magazine, Peter is a specialist in camera tutorials and creative projects to help you get the most out of your camera, lens, tripod, filters, gimbal, lighting and other imaging equipment.

After cutting his teeth working in retail for camera specialists like Jessops, he has spent 11 years as a photography journalist and freelance writer – and he is a Getty Images-registered photographer, to boot.

No matter what you want to shoot, Peter can help you sharpen your skills and elevate your ability, whether it’s taking portraits, capturing landscapes, shooting architecture, creating macro and still life, photographing action… he can help you learn and improve.