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really old canon camera lens

Hello, I need help with an old camera lens I found a while back. My goal is to be able to use it with my Canon EOS Rebel T3i...if that's even possible. (I'm new to photography)

I've attached some pictures and want to know if you can tell me anything about it. I'm having trouble finding a lot of info on the net. It looks like it's in ok condition except there seems to be some dust inside the lens.  Do you think it's possible to open it up and get in there to clean it out?  Also do you know if they make adapters for modern usage? I've took a picture with it side by side to a modern lens, no way its gonna fit on my T3i.  If not, do you have any idea what type of camera this type of lens would fit?  I took it to a photography teacher at my school and he said it's almost 50 yrs old, he referred me to you for more info.
The lens reads:

FLUORITE No. 20058 CANON JAPAN
CANON C-16 MACRO ZOOM LENS C10x12 12-120mm 1:2.2

Thank you. Any general info you can provide about this lens is greatly appreciated. I wanna know everything about it.
 
It's the lens on the right with the greene on it.IMG_20180330_103551.jpgIMG_20180330_103635.jpg
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Re: really old canon camera lens

Looks like an old Tamron Adaptal lens & is NOT a good idea to buy adapters for your camera. It will not AF & most of it's features won't work but if they did it would result in lower quality images than most modern lenses provide.

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Re: really old canon camera lens

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That is not a Tamron Adaptal lens.

 

It is an expensive Canon 12-120mm Zoom lens for 16mm Cinematic Film Cameras or early TV production. It can not be adapted for Digital SLRs because the image circle is too small and the flange distance is only about 17mm.  See C Mount lenses

 

You might get get as much as $500 for it if you can find the right buyer. 

Mike Sowsun
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Re: really old canon camera lens

No, it isn't a Tamron Adaptal lens!  Smiley Happy

 

It is a 16mm film camera lens.  I do not know of any adapters to make it fit a DSLR. Doesn't mean there aren't any, though.

 

They are or were quite common years ago.  I doubt you can get $500 for it but you might get $250/ $300 to the right person.  It was used on the Bolex 16mm film cameras.  Cool find.

A lot less stuff for 2018 but still a lot of Canon stuff. Along with, a lot of other stuff.
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Re: really old canon camera lens

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Great, thanks for the response. Do you know if it's possible to open it up?

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Re: really old canon camera lens

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In case anyone reads this in the future i found a website that sells similar camera lenses. 

 

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Just really fascinated in these old things.

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