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Old November 27th, 2010, 10:15 PM   #1
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New Style Fotodiox Nikon to EOS Adapter Not Work with Pre-Ai Lenses?

I ordered another Fotodiox Nikon to EOS adapter and received their "new" style Nikon F to EOS adapter.

It is different from the older style in that it has a "lip" on the lens side of the adapter.

I didn't realize that this new style will not properly seat on the Pre-Ai Nikon lenses as it will hit the "ears" of Nikon lenses.

The newer AI/AIS lens won't have this issue as the ears are further forward? [I guess one can remove the ears]

The older style Fotodiox adapters[and the older style ones on eBay) do not have this issue.

Anyway, I'm attaching some reference photos in case anyone is interested.
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Old November 28th, 2010, 03:29 AM   #2
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Thanks for posting that john, I use a lot of old nikkors, so thats relevant information.
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Old November 29th, 2010, 08:51 AM   #3
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John:

You can easily remove the "ears" on the pre-AI lens. Unless you are also using the pre-AI lens on a really old Nikon film body for the metering coupling, you don't need the "ears".

Just thought you should know.

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