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Old April 30th, 2012, 08:31 PM   #1
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Nikon to EOS?

If I found a good deal on a Nikon lens, is there a cheap method to adapt it for an EOS?
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Old April 30th, 2012, 09:51 PM   #2
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Hi Charles,

I'm sure you find some cheaper and some more expensive, but I have several Fotodiox Nikon to EOS adapters and they work great. I have been using them for two years. You can buy direct from Fotodiox or they also have an eBay store where they are listed for $17.95.

Fotodiox Nikon F Lens to Canon EOS EF Mount Adapter (R) | eBay
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Old April 30th, 2012, 10:07 PM   #3
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Is the only downside autofocus? How difficult is setting aperture on lenses without external adjustments?
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Old April 30th, 2012, 10:28 PM   #4
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Hi Charles,

All of my Nikon lenses are old vintage units without auto focus. Most of my lenses have a physical aperture ring. I only have 3 lenses with the EOS mount that exposure is controlled electronically, Tokina 11-16, Tamron 17-50 and a Canon 70-200. I actually prefer having a physical aperture ring.
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Old April 30th, 2012, 10:37 PM   #5
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Oddly enough, I'm looking for a good deal on either the same Tokina or a Sigma 17-50, and keep finding Nikons for cheaper, hence my asking.
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Old April 30th, 2012, 11:18 PM   #6
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Okay, now I'm with. I thought you were talking about Nikon lenses. I do not have any experience with adapting a Nikon mount lense that uses electronics to control the aperture. I see that Fotodiox has more expensive adapters, so perhaps those units allow you to control the electronic features, but like I said, I do not have personal experience. I'm sorry that I could not be of more help.
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Old May 6th, 2012, 11:04 PM   #7
 
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I have just bought an old manual Nikon F mount lens with manual aperture ring. If I want to use an adapter for M4/3, EOS etc, can I still manually control the aperture ring on the lens?
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Old May 7th, 2012, 02:17 PM   #8
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Yes.. that's one of the cool things about using old manual Nikon lenses on the Canon T2i. You have a physical aperture ring.
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Can any Nikon lenses be controlled electronically on EOS with a certain adapter??
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Old June 13th, 2012, 05:34 PM   #10
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I have the 16x9 adaptor from Nikkor to EOS, which manually actuates the G series iris with a little finger flange on the adaptor mount.

I used this with my Nikkor 17-55 2.8 DX lens on the Canon 550D specifically for filming as a totally manual lens, until I could score a nice EOS 17-55 2.8 with IS.

I love the Nikkor, but I have to say that you go from 2.8 to 22 in about 30 degrees of rotation of the finger flange. Subtle it ain't. Pull iris during a shot? No.

Also, you're never sure exactly what iris setting you have - you're relying on histograms and sort of zen like pressure on the finger flange to make delicate adjustments.

But hey - it put a great lens on an interesting body. It worked as well as I could have hoped for.

Nikon G - Canon EOS Adapter

I note that there's now a version with AF confirm (rather than full AI) that doesn't add much extra to the cost of the mount.
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My favorite lens that i use a lot for weddings is a vintage NIkkor 50mm 1.4 (on a 60D) which i got an adapter for from ebay for $11...also love the fact that i can control aperture right on the lens...

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Old July 17th, 2012, 09:54 AM   #12
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Yeah, I'd always recommend Manual lenses over Automatic just because it gives you the option to use on more cameras without a great deal of extra expense.
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Old July 19th, 2012, 04:51 AM   #13
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Hi Charles,

I'm sure you find some cheaper and some more expensive, but I have several Fotodiox Nikon to EOS adapters and they work great. I have been using them for two years. You can buy direct from Fotodiox or they also have an eBay store where they are listed for $17.95.

Fotodiox Nikon F Lens to Canon EOS EF Mount Adapter (R) | eBay
is this the same one from your link?
http://www.amazon.com/Fotodiox-Mount-Adapter-Nikon-Camera/dp/B001G4QXLE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1342691466&sr=8-1&keywords=fotodiox+nikon+to+canon
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