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Old December 13th, 2017, 10:04 AM   #1
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Canon xl lens on NEX GV20

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Tossing around the idea of picking up an NEX20 and need to know if lenses from my Canon XL2 will work with it - in particular the 14X manual.

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Old December 14th, 2017, 03:12 PM   #2
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Re: Canon xl lens on NEX GV20

Should work if there's adaptors for it. I think they're are,, something like this https://www.amazon.com/EzFoto-NEX-VG10-NEX-VG20camera-adapter-aperture/dp/B006JSN94Q/dvinfo09-20

I'm not familiar with Canons, but whatever mount Canon has, just search to Sony E-Mount. You might lose in camera adjustment functions like aperture.
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Old December 15th, 2017, 10:39 AM   #3
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Re: Canon xl lens on NEX GV20

I don't believe it will work. The Canon XL series had a lens mount specific to that series. The only adapter I am aware of was an adapter for those cameras that allowed them to go from XL mount to standard Canon mount (E mount, I think).

Without electronic funktion a XL lens will will be useless on any camera.

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Old December 15th, 2017, 10:34 PM   #4
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Re: Canon xl lens on NEX GV20

That is what I was afraid of. The 14x full manual lens would be great, however, the mount seems to be an issue. It would need to be an " XL to E" mount no?
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Old December 16th, 2017, 04:00 PM   #5
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Re: Canon xl lens on NEX GV20

Not going to happen because the 1/3” Canon zoom lens won’t cover the APS size Sony sensor.
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Re: Canon xl lens on NEX GV20

Wrong mount.
Wrong sensor coverage.

No, just no.
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