Help for those of us with adapters at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon HDV and DV Camera Systems > Canon XH Series HDV Camcorders

Canon XH Series HDV Camcorders
Canon XH G1S / G1 (with SDI), Canon XH A1S / A1 (without SDI).


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old October 2nd, 2007, 06:11 PM   #1
New Boot
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 12
Help for those of us with adapters

When looking at Nikon lenses on ebay, I noticed some descriptions said, "Non AI'd." What exactly does this mean? Is this a bad thing? Will it not work with our adapters?
Ben Waller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 2nd, 2007, 08:04 PM   #2
Trustee
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Little Rock
Posts: 1,383
Maybe this will help you.

http://www.nikonlinks.com/unklbil/nomenclature.htm
David W. Jones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 2nd, 2007, 11:05 PM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 477
Non-AI lenses were made for use on the earlier Nikon F and F2 cameras.

Nikon lenses used to have to use a prong to hook up with the metering prism on the F and F2. Problem was, once attached to the cam, you could not see the F stop in the viewfinder and you had to set the lens for F/16 (I think that's right) prior to installing the lens on the cam.

The AI series lenses did not require that you index it at F/16 first, just go ahead and put it on. You could also see the F Stop in the viewfinder of certain F2 cameras when using AI (Auto Indexing) lenses.
that was HUGE back then (early '70's, I beleive).

You will often see lenses identified as being AI'd. These are non-AI lenses that have been modified, hopefully by the factory. Cost to do this was $35/lens, I believe.

Be sure you check for fungus, etc when looking at lenses that old. Otherwise optically they're great.
Steve Wolla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 3rd, 2007, 10:01 AM   #4
Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 4,449
I have all non-AI lenses, the slow but sharp ones. I checked with one of the adapter manufacturers some time back and was told they are fine. That was Redrock, and it was over 2 years ago.

The older Nikkor lenses (and possibly some newer ones) usually came in two varieties, the cheaper but significantly faster ones and the more expensive slower ones that were sharper. I always went for the sharper ones, which was great for still photography but probably not so good for this application, because of the light loss from the adapter itself.
Bill Pryor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 3rd, 2007, 10:16 AM   #5
Trustee
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Bristol, CT (Home of EPSN)
Posts: 1,182
Bill, are you sure about that? It's been my experience that faster lenses were more expensive.

Thanks
__________________
Paul Cascio
www.pictureframingschool.com
Paul Cascio is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon HDV and DV Camera Systems > Canon XH Series HDV Camcorders

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:40 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network