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Old October 15th, 2008, 08:14 AM   #1
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Nikon to EX3 adapter made by MTF

Just got my new Nikon to EX3 adapter made by Mike Tapa. Excellent craftsmanship and works great! I have used it with a range on Nikon lenses up to 600mm 5.6 and it delivers the goods ! Its great for wildlife as due to the small sensor relative to the 35mm sensor – you get a x5.5 crop factor !
It is basically a ring – no optics or automatic control but I use it with manual focus lenses. Histogram, peaking, zebra, works fine.
Here is a photo of the EX3 with a Nikon 600mmf5.6 mounted via the MTF adapter examined by my 15 months old assistant Jonathan Levy.
Ofer Levy Nature Photographer - New Photos

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Old October 15th, 2008, 08:19 AM   #2
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no rails?

Definitely don't wan't to add an Anton-Bauer or IDX battery on the back of that!
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Old October 15th, 2008, 08:53 AM   #3
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Don't doubt that it's Jonathan Levy, but surely it's the 500mm f4P, not the 600?
Excuse me for being such a Nikon geek!
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Old October 15th, 2008, 10:07 AM   #4
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Great shots!

But, oy, I would really be concerned about hanging an EX-3 off that lens without either rails or tripod support.
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Old October 15th, 2008, 10:28 AM   #5
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I wouldn't be too concerned
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Old October 15th, 2008, 07:00 PM   #6
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I wouldn't be too concerned, with that angle, it looks as though it will just swing down and hit the boy in the head... young Jonathan will prevent any real damage ;)

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Old October 16th, 2008, 03:26 AM   #7
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Ofer, another option instead of having a support plate, if you get a second pan handle, you should be able to turn it so that it rests under the camera base and gives it some support.
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Old October 16th, 2008, 03:33 AM   #8
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Ofer, another option instead of having a support plate, if you get a second pan handle, you should be able to turn it so that it rests under the camera base and gives it some support.
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Oh yes, Ofer - by all means, give some more support to your precious rig!
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Old October 16th, 2008, 03:59 AM   #9
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Hi Ofer,

Here's a link for a home made support
http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/under-wat...-sony-ex3.html
several threads down
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Old October 16th, 2008, 05:29 AM   #10
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Thanks guys !! I will definitely get some more support!!
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Old October 16th, 2008, 05:34 AM   #11
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Don't do it just because we say so, your judgment is best, maybe we're all wrong and you can by without it. I know your position, being a wildlife photographer you want to keep everything as simple, and most importantly light as possible, so anything you can do without then great. I would worry about the integrity of cam and lens mounts, but also you'll probably get more shake if the two units are not both supported.
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Old October 16th, 2008, 06:46 AM   #12
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Where did you get that ...

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Just got my new Nikon to EX3 adapter made by Mike Tapa. Excellent craftsmanship and works great! I have used it with a range on Nikon lenses up to 600mm 5.6 and it delivers the goods ! Its great for wildlife as due to the small sensor relative to the 35mm sensor – you get a x5.5 crop factor !
It is basically a ring – no optics or automatic control but I use it with manual focus lenses. Histogram, peaking, zebra, works fine.
Here is a photo of the EX3 with a Nikon 600mmf5.6 mounted via the MTF adapter examined by my 15 months old assistant Jonathan Levy.
Ofer Levy Nature Photographer - New Photos

Cheers,
Ofer Levy Nature Photographer
What the link or name of the adapter? Not to worry ... found it. Does anyone have an example of the 5.5X magnification factor the Tapa adapter gives?

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Old October 16th, 2008, 06:47 AM   #13
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It's MTF Services Ltd Ex Optex engineer Mike Tapa. He's just re-jigged his website.

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Old October 16th, 2008, 12:22 PM   #14
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I just noticed that the company making the adapter also makes a support. Here is a link.


Lens and matte box support

I know nothing about it, but, I thought some of you might be interested in knowing it exists.
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Old October 16th, 2008, 01:00 PM   #15
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I just noticed that the company making the adapter also makes a support. Here is a link.


Lens and matte box support

I know nothing about it, but, I thought some of you might be interested in knowing it exists.
That is exactly the kind of support I had in mind when I saw Ofer's set up.
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