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John Harbor December 21st, 2008 06:11 AM

Nikon to PL mount adaptor ?
Anyone know where I can get one.......
I have bid a few times on the guy on Ebay, but Ebay keeps wiping him and canceling the transaction......He must be sus ?

I would like to get one asap...........


Steve Phillipps December 21st, 2008 08:54 AM

Is this for macro work? If you mount a Nikon lens on a PL camera you'll lose infinity focus, just in case you weren't aware.

Liam Hall December 21st, 2008 09:00 AM

RED sell one and I'm pretty sure Les Bosher will sell them too:

RED / Index
Les Bosher - Camera Engineer

Steve Phillipps December 21st, 2008 09:10 AM

The RED one is not a Nikon to PL, it's a replacement front for the RED to take Nikons. Les will definitely do one, but as I say you'll not get infinity.

Tim Dashwood December 21st, 2008 10:19 AM

I've looked around for this type of adapter before and I don't think I found anything very promising. I know I asked Les about a reverse PL/Nikon adapter and he said it was impossible.

The main issue with a Nikon/PL adapter is that the flange focal distance of PL is 52mm but Nikon is only 46.5mm. This means that the Nikon lens needs to sit inside the PL mount by 5.5mm to properly focus. A straight up adapter probably exists but as mentioned above likely will become macro because of the FFD discrepancy.

Moving this to alt imaging.

Steve Phillipps December 21st, 2008 04:07 PM

You can also do it by including an optic, in fact Optex did it for Nikon to B4, MTF services now has them for sale, and B4/PL FFDs are similar.

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