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Nikkor -> 40D Adapters

 
BillGil
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Jun 21, 2008 13:06 |  #1

Has anyone had any experience with the Nikkor to EOS adapters.

I have a Nikkor F 105 f/2.5 and a Nikkor F Micro 55mm f/3.8 left over from my Nikon/film days.

Appreciate any thoughts/comments.

Thanks


Bill

Canon 40D | 24-70mm f/2.8L | 70-200mm f/4L IS l EF-S 10-22mm | 580EX II | Manfrotto 055PROXB w/488RC2 l Kata R-103 | Crumpler 6MDH

  
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Jun 21, 2008 13:13 |  #2

I've no idea about good adapters, but my $15 eBay adapter leaks light and the lenses clink around on it a good bit.

I expect the pricier adapters do a much better job.


Current: Canon 40D, 17-40mm f/4L USM, 50mm f/1.4 USM, 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM, 70-200mm f/4L IS USM, 580EX II
Vintage: Nikon 300mm f/2.8, Nikon 15mm f/3.5 (Both used with adapter.)

  
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BillGil
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Jun 21, 2008 23:15 |  #3

Deiz wrote in post #5765140 (external link)
I've no idea about good adapters, but my $15 eBay adapter leaks light and the lenses clink around on it a good bit.

I expect the pricier adapters do a much better job.

Thanks for the comment. I would really like to utilize these lenes rather than duplicating them.

Anybody else use adapters?


Bill

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Jun 21, 2008 23:32 as a reply to  @ BillGil's post |  #4

I traded my 24/35/58mm Nikkors for the 18-55mmIS/35mm/50mm (f2.5 CM) Canons and feel that the Canons are great... (tho did pick up a 50 f1.4 recently for really low light shooting...)

I use the Nikkor-->EOS adapters for the teles listed below, as the Canons are too costly to replace...I love the feeling of MF (kinda like manual shifting a tranny) and Nikkor IQ is wonderful...what a steal/bargain to be able to use Nikkors on a Canon body!

My adapters are the cheapies (yes, mine are also a bit loose in the mount) with the focusing chip...I find LED focus confirm helpful, tho you'll find that the LED stays on through quite a bit of focus rotation...you'll have to note the point of best focus specific to your camera...on mine it's when the LED goes on as I rotate FROM INFINITY; others have said best focus is when the LED goes on when rotating from closest focusing point....good luck and good fun...


My Canon kit 450D/s90; Canon lenses 18-55 IS, 70-210/3.5-4.5....Nikon kit: D610; 28-105/3.5-4.5, 75-300/4.5-5.6 AF, 50/1.8D Nikkors, Tamron 80-210; MF Nikkors: 50/2K, 50/1.4 AI-S, 50/1.8 SeriesE, 60/2.8 Micro Nikkor (AF locked), 85mm/1.8K-AI, 105/2.5 AIS/P.C, 135/2.8K/Q.C, 180/2.8 ED, 200/4Q/AIS, 300/4.5H-AI, ++ Tamron 70-210/3.8-4, Vivitar/Kiron 28/2, ser.1 70-210/3.5, ser.1 28-90; Vivitar/Komine and Samyang 28/2.8; 35mm Nikon F/FM/FE2, Rebel 2K...HTC RE UWA camera

  
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Jun 22, 2008 19:13 |  #5

shot this today with my 300mm on the XT....100% crop, USM 100/.3/0

IMAGE: http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/5717/grubcu13eh9.jpg

My Canon kit 450D/s90; Canon lenses 18-55 IS, 70-210/3.5-4.5....Nikon kit: D610; 28-105/3.5-4.5, 75-300/4.5-5.6 AF, 50/1.8D Nikkors, Tamron 80-210; MF Nikkors: 50/2K, 50/1.4 AI-S, 50/1.8 SeriesE, 60/2.8 Micro Nikkor (AF locked), 85mm/1.8K-AI, 105/2.5 AIS/P.C, 135/2.8K/Q.C, 180/2.8 ED, 200/4Q/AIS, 300/4.5H-AI, ++ Tamron 70-210/3.8-4, Vivitar/Kiron 28/2, ser.1 70-210/3.5, ser.1 28-90; Vivitar/Komine and Samyang 28/2.8; 35mm Nikon F/FM/FE2, Rebel 2K...HTC RE UWA camera

  
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BillGil
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Jun 23, 2008 00:16 |  #6

kitacanon wrote in post #5772050 (external link)
shot this today with my 300mm on the XT....100% crop, USM 100/.3/0
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Very nice. I wouldn't mind spending the money for a good adapter if it meant I could use my Nikkors. Would free up money for other items on the wish list.

Thanks again


Bill

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Jun 26, 2008 09:10 |  #7

some shots, these taken with my 38-yr old 200/4 MF Nikkor-Q...out of curiosity, I did some USM (100/.2/0) on the 2nd to see if there's any apparent difference...the first 2 are 100% crops...the last 100% reduced from 350 to 175ppi

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IMAGE: http://img55.imageshack.us/img55/8004/rdflyc175dm7.jpg

My Canon kit 450D/s90; Canon lenses 18-55 IS, 70-210/3.5-4.5....Nikon kit: D610; 28-105/3.5-4.5, 75-300/4.5-5.6 AF, 50/1.8D Nikkors, Tamron 80-210; MF Nikkors: 50/2K, 50/1.4 AI-S, 50/1.8 SeriesE, 60/2.8 Micro Nikkor (AF locked), 85mm/1.8K-AI, 105/2.5 AIS/P.C, 135/2.8K/Q.C, 180/2.8 ED, 200/4Q/AIS, 300/4.5H-AI, ++ Tamron 70-210/3.8-4, Vivitar/Kiron 28/2, ser.1 70-210/3.5, ser.1 28-90; Vivitar/Komine and Samyang 28/2.8; 35mm Nikon F/FM/FE2, Rebel 2K...HTC RE UWA camera

  
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Jun 26, 2008 09:17 |  #8

I've had no problems with the all-metal ebay-style adapters. They worked well with my 35/1.4 and 24/2.


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Jun 26, 2008 11:03 |  #9

Fotodiox has great adapters. Nikon have some wonderful glass. They work just fine on my Canon bodies. Look at my gear list for some ideas of good Nikon lenses.


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BEEEsH
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Jun 26, 2008 11:44 |  #10

BillGil wrote in post #5765113 (external link)
Has anyone had any experience with the Nikkor to EOS adapters.

I have a Nikkor F 105 f/2.5 and a Nikkor F Micro 55mm f/3.8 left over from my Nikon/film days.

Appreciate any thoughts/comments.

Thanks

fotodiox.com is an excellent site for adapters. Just make sure you get their pro-grade ones. Those generally last the longest and work best.


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Jun 26, 2008 13:50 as a reply to  @ BEEEsH's post |  #11

I haven't had any problems with the NF-EOS adapter from cameraquest.com.




  
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