Lens mount converters from Nikon to Canon and Reverse
I just purchased two mount converters on Ebay, one to mount a Canon lens on a Nikon, and one to mount a Nikon lens on a Canon Camera.
Now the truth, I might be making a big mistake! Has anyone worked with this?
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#1. "RE: Lens mount converters from Nikon to Canon and Reverse " | In response to Reply # 0benveniste Nikonian since 25th Nov 2002Thu 07-Feb-13 01:52 AM
Because Nikon uses a longer register distance than Canon, an adapter which allows Nikon lenses to mount on Canon bodies does not require any optics. Some adapters work with "G" lenses, some only work with Nikon lenses with aperture rings.
Using a Canon lens on a Nikon camera is a bit more problematic. First, most of the adapters I've seen are for decades-old Canon's manual focus FD lenses rather Canon's current EF lenses. Second, in order to allow focusing to infinity such adapters must contain optics, typically in the form of a mild teleconverter. Without optics, they act as an extension tube to prevent distant focus.
Recently, I saw an adapter for Canon EOS lenses for the Nikon 1 (CX mount) system. No optics are needed (or supplied) for such a setup.
When you use a lens adapter, you can expect to have set the aperture manually, focus manually and use "stop-down metering." You can typically get focus confirmation, and often can use aperture priority mode, but no other automatic features.
On rare occasion, I use an adapter to mount Pentax 645 lenses on my Nikon cameras, but I would not want to do so on a regular basis. As long as you've already ordered, give them a try and see what comes out!
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#2. "RE: Lens mount converters from Nikon to Canon and Reverse " | In response to Reply # 1