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OliverR

Green Bay, US
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OliverR Registered since 16th Oct 2011
Fri 21-Oct-11 03:48 AM

Back into the film era, I used CANON & lenses compatible with. I have a VIVITAR 72mm, 35-105mm 1:3.5 auto zoom, SUPER ALBINAR MC 55mm, f=80-200mm 1:4.5 auto zoom and CANON speedlite 199A flash. Can someone tell me if is possible to use this accesories in my NIKON D40X?
Thanks very much for any advice or suggestions.
BTW this lenses are very old, but in perfect condition.

avm247

Rancho Cordova, US
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Fri 21-Oct-11 03:49 AM

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The lenses, unless they are F-mount lenses will not mate with a Nikon body. If I recall correctly, the D40X will not meter with non-AF lenses. The correct lenses for use on that camera are AF-S, DX lenses which have the motor built into the lens. Regular helicoil (screw drive) lenses will not AF but will meter on that body.

I would also be hesitant to use that Canon flash, you will not get TTL metering; the D40X uses D-TTL, the precursor to I-TTL flash metering. It may work in manual mode. Depending on how much voltage is used, it may fry your DSLR. Better to stick with an SB-28DX or SB-80DX speedlight (flash).



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OliverR

Green Bay, US
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OliverR Registered since 16th Oct 2011
Fri 21-Oct-11 09:15 PM

Hello, Anthony...thank you for your advice, do you know if it is possible to get a ring adapter to use my lenses manually?
Again, thanks for your recommendations.
OR.

aolander

Nevis, US
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aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006
Fri 21-Oct-11 10:41 PM

There are adapters which enable the use of Nikon lenses on Canon cameras but not the other way around due to certain body dimensions. In all honesty, I don't think the lenses you listed are worth bothering with. There are several inexpensive Nikon lenses like the 18-55mm and 55-200mm which are fully compatible with the D40X and are very good performers, too.

Alan

OliverR

Green Bay, US
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OliverR Registered since 16th Oct 2011
Sat 22-Oct-11 02:50 PM

Hi Alan,
Do you think that those lenses and flash have any market value?

aolander

Nevis, US
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aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006
Sat 22-Oct-11 03:11 PM | edited Sat 22-Oct-11 03:12 PM by aolander

They probably have very little value. Canon completely changed its lens mount system years ago, so these lenses may only fit on old Canon film cameras. What film bodies did you use them on?

Alan

OliverR

Green Bay, US
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OliverR Registered since 16th Oct 2011
Sun 23-Oct-11 04:30 PM

I used this lenses on a CANON A-1, still have the camera but I think that is broken.

aolander

Nevis, US
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aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006
Sun 23-Oct-11 04:41 PM

Those lenses would not work at all on any later model Canon film cameras or digital.

Alan

OliverR

Green Bay, US
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OliverR Registered since 16th Oct 2011
Sun 23-Oct-11 06:51 PM

Hi Alan, guess I'm going to trash them, it's sad because they are in very good condition, thank you very much for your comments.
Talking about the flash, do you think that it could be possible to use it like slave flash with....I don't know some kind of wiring no connecting directly into my D40X?

aolander

Nevis, US
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aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006
Tue 25-Oct-11 11:39 AM

You can get small slave units that fit on the flash's shoe that will fire the flash when another flash fires. This is a small, inexpensive slave:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/774432-REG/Dot_Line_DL_0129_Slave_Flash_Unit_with.html/BI/4775/KBID/5289/

Alan

CrystalPistol

The Shenandoah Valley, US
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CrystalPistol Registered since 30th Oct 2011
Sun 30-Oct-11 06:27 PM

I've been looking at same issue.

There are adapters which have a correction lense in them that will allow Canon FD lenses to be used on Nikon DSLRs, but you have to shoot manual aperture priority and manual focus.

There are even some site on the net, some videos showing results.

About $30, I'm going to get me at least one.

blw

Richmond, US
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blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004
Mon 31-Oct-11 06:30 AM

Unless you have some high-end Canon FD glass, it's not worth the trouble.

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