I hope this is not off topic. I'm curious if anyone has used the Fotodiox lens adapter for using RZ67 lens on their D800? Quality? Functionality? General comments? I have not used my RZ67 in quit some time and was looking at my lens just sitting there...
Adapters for medium format lenses don't any optics in them, so the only thing that holds back the quality you can achieve are the physical tolerances of the adapter and the quality of the lens itself.
With the adapter on a Nikon camera, you can expect to receive focus confirmation and use aperture priority and manual modes. However, all metering must be done in a stop-down mode. On occasion, I've gotten good results using a Pentax 120mm f/4 macro lens designed for their 645 system with an adapter on the D800, but I found any reason to use my other medium format lenses on the D800.
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>If it's the adaptor I'm thinking of the reviews on Amazon for >the Bronica version aren't too exciting. Machining seems less >then perfect. > >Which RZ lens are you thinking of? I can't imagine any of my >RZ lenses on the D800. Even the small RZ lenses are big.
The Fotodiox adapter for the Mamiya RZ lens is not rated on Amazon, partly why I asked here in this Forum. I have 4 lens 50, 110, 127 and 250. And yes they are all large. There was a question answered on the Amazon web site about effective focal length which is about 1/2 whatever the lens is ie. the 110mm would be an effective 55mm.
I see B & H sells them as well and again no comments there either. I did watch a youtube video with a Fotodiox adapter on a Canon D-SLR. I am simply curious if anyone has used the adapter. Thanks for your time.
Sun 05-Jan-14 02:38 PM | edited Sun 05-Jan-14 02:40 PM by Nick2013
Well a 110mm is a 110. A RZ 110 will give the same view of a Nikon 110. Yes the field of view will be narrower when compared to the RZ.
The Mamiya adapter looks even more complicated then the others. Even has focusing.
If it was me I'd try calling B&H and ask if they'd mount it on a camera and check the fit. Both to the camera and the lens. The reviews I've seen of the Bronica adapter complain about problems getting it off the camera or off the lens. This worries me. I don't care if it gets stuck to the lens but I wouldn't want it stuck to the body.