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Old April 15th, 2008, 11:14 PM   #1
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EX3 and Nikon adapter

Wondering if you know of any adapters for the EX1 or EX3 that will accept Nikon lenses, but without the glass. Reason is that I'm interested in shooting wildlife and have enjoyed the 7.2x field-of-view/mag.ratio with my JVC HD-100 1/3" in the past (Les Boscher adapter). I was hoping for the increased mag. ratio that 1/2" would have with the EX1 or EX3. I know I won't gain the DOF benefit with adapters like the Letus, however I'm looking more for the increased mag. ratio . I see that Century Optics makes a Sony 1/2" bayonet mount lens adapter for Nikon lenses--I'm wondering if that mount would fit the EX3. Thanks for your input.

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Old April 23rd, 2008, 12:22 PM   #2
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Wondering if you know of any adapters for the EX1 or EX3 that will accept Nikon lenses, but without the glass. Reason is that I'm interested in shooting wildlife and have enjoyed the 7.2x field-of-view/mag.ratio with my JVC HD-100 1/3" in the past (Les Boscher adapter). I was hoping for the increased mag. ratio that 1/2" would have with the EX1 or EX3. I know I won't gain the DOF benefit with adapters like the Letus, however I'm looking more for the increased mag. ratio . I see that Century Optics makes a Sony 1/2" bayonet mount lens adapter for Nikon lenses--I'm wondering if that mount would fit the EX3. Thanks for your input.

Steve Harryman
It looks like the EX3 uses a hot shoe mount and our 1/2" to nikon mount does not contain any electronic connections.

Also, this camera accepts a 1/3" lens mount.

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Old April 27th, 2008, 08:14 AM   #3
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You can get them custom made from www.lesbosher.co.uk or www.mtfservices.com as well as others. It's just a case of taking a nikon front mount, an EX3 back mount and the right amount of space in between. Generally you'd expect to pay about 300 or so for one. I know the cam's not out yet but it'll just be a question of these guys getting the parts, doing some drawings and machining.
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Old April 27th, 2008, 09:10 AM   #4
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B4 mount on EX3 ...

There will be a special B4 mount for glass direct to the lens plate and Phil Bloom indicated that the letus will go directly on the plate ... or something along those lines.
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