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Old December 28th, 2009, 03:18 AM   #1
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nikon lenses on canon

I want to have the 7d but only if I can use my series of Nikon lenses. Is that possible with an adapter? I have read that to the panasonic GH1 any brand of lenses can be easily adapted. But what about Nikon to Canon?
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Old December 28th, 2009, 03:53 AM   #2
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You can get the Nikon to Canon adapters for around $30, and they work fine. It is a pain to takethem on and off, but if you plan on using yuour Nikon lenses mainy with the 7d, you could leave an adapter on each lens.
I bought the fancy one with the chip from fotodiox ($140). It has a special chip that lets you take advantage of Canon's focus while using the Nikon lens.

I made a difficult decision after having my 7d for a couple of weeks. I shoot photography also, and had a d200, d80, 2 sb800 flashes, an su800 controller, 17-55 2.8, 70-200 2.8 and an 85 1.4. I sold all of it and bought one canon flash, 2 pocket wizzards, a 17-55 2.8, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.4 and a Tokina 1-16 2.8.
Now I can use eveything for both video and photography.

Good luck.
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Old December 28th, 2009, 03:59 AM   #3
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its possible

Yes its possible, there are some different kinds of adaptors available and varying prices. You'll find the cheap ones from 'KAWA' are better than the expensive ones. Plenty on eBay.
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Old December 29th, 2009, 10:17 AM   #4
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I bought the fancy one with the chip from fotodiox ($140). It has a special chip that lets you take advantage of Canon's focus while using the Nikon lens.
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So, if I understand well, then it IS possible to have autofocus with a Nikon lens on the Canon body??
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Old December 29th, 2009, 11:08 AM   #5
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Rob, I have a situation like yours - Canon 7D and Nikon glass. The adapters work great, but the "autofocus chip" only allows the 7D to show an indicator light in the viewfinder when focus is attained. All focusing is done manually.

BTW, Nikon G lenses will not work as you will have no aperture control. You can use them wide open, or not at all.
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Old December 29th, 2009, 12:22 PM   #6
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Rob,
Ditto what Paul said. It's a small green box indicator that beeps wwen you acheive focus, but you still have to do it manually.

Paul-
How's the weather up there? I'm originaly from Waterbury.
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Bruce, today might be the nastiest day of all time in CT. It's about 20 degrees and the wind is howling at about 40mph. We've had two power failures already.

Fortunately, I split time between here and Clermont, FL. Unfortunately, I'm not smart enough to be in Florida in the winter and CT in the summer. :)
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Old December 30th, 2009, 01:17 AM   #8
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Is there any sign of a new Nikon (with full HD) or a Panasonic with higher bitrates coming up?
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