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Old December 14th, 2008, 02:11 PM   #16
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New one on me Bernard, seems reasonable enough though.
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Old December 14th, 2008, 02:45 PM   #17
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Bernard,
sorry I got confused,

so it's possible to use 70 200 2.8 Nikkor and control aperture?

Nikon G - Canon EOS Adapter, THE ONLY ADAPTER THAT ALLOWS THAT?
It's mentioned in this thread by Dan Chung.
http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/canon-eos...rol-video.html

I don't own a Nikon G lens and I have not tried it myself.

Note that the web site mentions that you change the aperture by rotating the lens itself (relative to the adapter). If you use a polarizer, the polariser will rotate and affect the image.
And if you're using a lens hood with a 'petal' shape where the corner portions of the hood are cut off and the top/side/bottom have extended 'petals', when you rotate it then the 'petal' portion of the lens could appear in the corner of the image.

The web site also mentions that they are developing a version where you use a lever instead of rotating the lens. Not sure if/when this will be available.
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Old December 14th, 2008, 02:57 PM   #18
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Bernard, I have the 16-9 adapter.

It is specific to the 14-24. It is not designed to work with other G lenses. You can keep posting links but that does not make your opinion valid.
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Old December 14th, 2008, 07:43 PM   #19
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I saw such adaptors in 2nd hand camera shops inside the Computer 298 Shopping Hall in Wanchai of Hong Kong. Different types : Minolta to EOS, Pentax to EOS, M-mount to EOS ... Certainly there will be Nikon to EOS. They seems to be simple metal rings in about HK$200. I did not ask the shop assistant but I think they work. Many camera hobbists in Hong Kong like to change lens between brands for fun, perhaps. You may try to buy them through e-shopping.
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Old December 15th, 2008, 06:33 AM   #20
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Bernard, I HAVE THE 16-9 ADAPTER.
It is specific to the 14-24. It is not designed to work with other G lenses. You can keep posting links but that does not make your opinion valid.
Don,

Nowhere in my post did I offer my opinion on the product.

I only pointed out the 16-9 web site that states that:

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"until now, no commercially-produced adaptor has been available enabling the use of unrivalled, state of the art Nikon G lenses like the new 14-24mm f2.8"

"enabling EF-mount owners to use the 10.5mm Fisheye, 105 Macro, 200-400mm or any other aperture-less G series lens"

"enables the lens to be stopped open or stopped down simply by rotating the lens in the mount"
If the 16-9 web site is inaccurate, you should point out that the web site is inaccurate. Not me.

And because the lens rotates on the adapter, it goes without saying that the polarizer and hood will rotate together with the lens -- that is not an opinion.
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Old December 15th, 2008, 03:25 PM   #21
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Matthew et al:

Having gone through 3 different nikon-EOS adapter rings recently (of varying prices and claims) I have to say the fotodiox pro version is by far the best, more secure.

The converters I purchased via eBay do work, but they are sloppy and have a lot of play in them.

Hope that helps

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Old December 15th, 2008, 06:47 PM   #22
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Has anybody compared the Fotodiox pro and consumer versions?

Pro: Fotodiox.com
Consumer: Fotodiox.com

I've only compared the prices. ;)
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Old December 15th, 2008, 07:16 PM   #23
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yes, I did check out the consumer vs. pro version and again it comes down to tolerances. The pro version is tight, no play in the mount. The consumer version has some play in it.


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Old December 15th, 2008, 11:50 PM   #24
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Thanks, Brian, you probably saved a lot of people a bunch of time and money. $90 is nothing compared to the hassle of a lousy lens attachment on what could be a $4000 lens and camera package.
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Old December 16th, 2008, 11:13 AM   #25
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Great, specific info, Brian. Thanks very much.
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Old December 16th, 2008, 11:13 AM   #26
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lol - well, I ended up spending about 400 on various adapters before I settled on fotodiox so hopefully that extra money will go to things like paying actors or craft services :)

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Old December 16th, 2008, 12:25 PM   #27
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I just ordered one for $79.95 on eBay. Thanks for the Fotodiox Pro tip!

Now, to figure out where to spend what's left of my lens budget. So far, I have a crummy old Sigma 28-70, a Canon 70-300 IS (arrives Wednesday, "Like New" from KEH for $415.), and my son has a 50mm 1.8 Nikon. Decisions, decisions...
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Old December 16th, 2008, 05:09 PM   #28
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Another thanks for the info Brian - I'd been wondering about the differences in all these adapters and just ordered the Fotodiox pro based on your experience. Maybe you can wrangle a commission out of them when they see the flood of orders...

As for lenses I think I'll start with the 85mm 2.0 as a cheap starting point until I've firmly decided on keeping the camera.
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Old December 16th, 2008, 05:11 PM   #29
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happy to pass along my experiences - I don't have any relationship with fotodiox just so folks know, I have nothing personal to gain.


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