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cameraguy1972
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Feb 02, 2014 20:11 |  #1

I hope this is the right section to post about this. I am considering buying a used Nikon manual focus 300 2.8. I use a Canon 5d Mark II and currently use only Canon EF lenses. Anyone have experience with this lens or other manual focus Nikon lenses on a Canon body?




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Feb 02, 2014 21:35 |  #2

cameraguy1972 wrote in post #16658954external link
or other manual focus Nikon lenses on a Canon body?

I have a nikon 55mm f1.2 that i use on my t2i all the time. I used a 10 dollar ebay adaptor and am running magic lantern with focus peaking. Works great.

Now.. On your full frame, i am not sure if there will be mirror clearance issues with your particular lens. Tracking any moving subject would also not be fun at 2.8


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InfiniteDivide
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Feb 03, 2014 01:08 |  #3

Nikon lenses fit with canon no problem, but you will need to get a canon chip to use wit it as well for correct metering, etc.
How old the lens is determines how the aperture is controlled. Sold old lens and manual apertture as well.
Usually the canon EOD will display 0 or the widest setting for the f number. Your exif data may not match up with your manual selection.


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Feb 03, 2014 01:24 |  #4

It will work without any issues, ironically Nikon lenses adapt quite well to Canon EF mount and telephoto lenses don't run any risk of interfering with the mirror.

I would also highly recommend picking up a EG-S focus screen ($35 on Amazon and takes seconds to install) to aid with manually focusing. It made a huge difference for me. As you can see by my sig, I shoot almost exclusively with MF glass ;)


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Feb 03, 2014 01:36 |  #5

EverydayGetaway wrote in post #16659478external link
It will work without any issues, ironically Nikon lenses adapt quite well to Canon EF mount and telephoto lenses don't run any risk of interfering with the mirror.

I would also highly recommend picking up a EG-S focus screen ($35 on Amazon and takes seconds to install) to aid with manually focusing. It made a huge difference for me. As you can see by my sig, I shoot almost exclusively with MF glass ;)

Yes the EG-S screen is a great help. I got nothing but 2.8 and faster glass as well. Do get the screen.


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Feb 03, 2014 02:51 |  #6

cameraguy1972 wrote in post #16658954external link
I hope this is the right section to post about this. I am considering buying a used Nikon manual focus 300 2.8. I use a Canon 5d Mark II and currently use only Canon EF lenses. Anyone have experience with this lens or other manual focus Nikon lenses on a Canon body?


There is a thread here on the forum for manual lenses, take a look, a lot of good info there.

http://photography-on-the.net .../showthread.php?t=1​228845


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Feb 03, 2014 03:46 |  #7

I use converted Canon FD 300/2.8 and 400/2.8 lenses on my EOS 5D classic.
Cause I have the EE-S screen in, I am not sure, but I suppose for f/2.8 and slower lenses the EE-S screen is not so much help. For fast lenses faster f/2.8 EE-S is more useful, and for f/1.2-1.4 lenses it is extreme helpful. The same for the EG-S as well.

I do sometimes take images of moving objects with those lenses. It is not easy, but at least your focus is not bewildert from tree branches in the foreground and such.
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I love the Nikon lenses I have, but bought the big Canon tele lenses, they are cheaper than the Nikkor counterparts - at least the 400/2.8 and 800/5.6.
For the manual 300/2.8 Nikon and Canon seems on ~same price level.

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Feb 03, 2014 05:03 |  #8

InfiniteDivide wrote in post #16659484external link
Yes the EG-S screen is a great help. I got nothing but 2.8 and faster glass as well. Do get the screen.

Is there a focusing screen that helps for the 6D also? Going to try a manual focus lens for fun!


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Feb 03, 2014 07:28 |  #9

I've had great experiences with the contax zeiss lenses. I you have one, make sure the lens is properly cleaned and set to stop at infinity. The other issue is you want a good adapter. The best one I've used is the happypagehk adapter with the optix v6/v5 chipset. It locks perfectly, focuses to infinity perfectly, and you don't experience any mirror clearance issues (on the 6d at least)
I have tried generic adapters, fotodiox adapters, and the best one by far was the happypagehk adapter (I did a lot of research on this before my purchase.. around $80 on ebay)

You can either focus manually with liveview or the optix chipset, which has a very accurate focus alert


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Feb 03, 2014 10:03 |  #10

http://www.naturfotogr​af.com/lens_surv.htmlexternal link

See what he says about that 300/2.8. Look at my gear list for other ideas. Gene


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Feb 03, 2014 11:27 |  #11

vsocks wrote in post #16659636external link
Is there a focusing screen that helps for the 6D also? Going to try a manual focus lens for fun!

The EG-S screen will work in the 5DII and in the 6D (there's even a menu in the 6D to change your metering to account for the EG-S screen). It takes less than a minute to install, definitely worth it imo.


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Feb 03, 2014 16:53 |  #12

I agree. The biggest improvement was the installation of the EG-S Screen. I've also had some good results when using Focus Trap in Magic Lantern when the lens is used with a confirmation chip adapter.




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Feb 03, 2014 17:23 |  #13

I have not tried Magic Lantern, I thought the build was not stable for the 6D ???


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Feb 03, 2014 19:55 |  #14

How can you tell if a lens will have mirror interference? Are adapted Pentax M42 screw mount lenses generally safe on a 70D & 6D? Don't want to find out after it is too late!


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Feb 03, 2014 20:09 |  #15

Compatible with adapters on FF, Nikon (Except modern G type lenses *) Zeiss (Contax/yashica mount) Olympus Leica R M42 (the old pentax universal screw mount)
T mount (many cheap tele lenses and mirror lenses)
EF-S only as follows
Pentax K mount (EF-S EOS bodies only -Normal EF bodies need slightly modified lenses)


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