Canon/Nikon lens mount question

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by R.B. Blough, Sep 20, 2003.

  1. R.B. Blough

    R.B. Blough Guest

    I have a Tokina 500 mm f-8 mirror lens with Canon FD mount. Anyone know if
    it is possible to get a mount to use this lens with a Nikon N-80 camera.

    Tokina and B&H photo could not provide any hardware or answers.

    Any ideas?

    R.B. Blough, Sep 20, 2003
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  2. Check out - they make adapters for all sorts of things to
    all sorts of other things.
    Steve Marshall, Sep 20, 2003
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  3. You should be able to IF the lens used a "T" mount system. The lens
    mount is replaceable. A good camera shop should be able to help. Bring the
    lens in with you.
    Joseph Meehan, Sep 20, 2003
  4. R.B. Blough

    Joseph Kewfi Guest

    No you cannot with an F80. Even if you did manage to obtain an adaptor the
    camera would not be able to provide any metering.
    Joseph Kewfi, Sep 20, 2003
  5. R.B. Blough

    R.B. Blough Guest

    Thanks for the replies. I was thinking since the lens has a the fixed f8
    aperture I could set the camera for aperture priority at f8 and it would
    then adjust to the correct shutter speed, but you are saying that would not
    work with the N-80 right?

    Thanks again,
    R.B. Blough, Sep 21, 2003
  6. I don't know what the N-80 might do, but I'd guess you should select the
    widest aperture (that's the way the camera meters with AF lenses
    attached - at full aperture).

    For example, I use Tamron Adaptall II lenses on my EOS 5, which also
    lose all connections with the body. It works fine when set to aperture
    priority, in which case the aperture is automatically set (displayed as)
    by the camera to '00'.

    Sigma may do a 600mm f/8 AF mirror lens in a Nikon fit?
    John Halliwell, Sep 21, 2003
  7. R.B. Blough

    Joseph Kewfi Guest

    I'm sorry but what you are trying to do is beyond the capabilities of the
    F80, the lens you have is not even a F-mount type lens,even if you got
    around that problem somehow with an adaptor the camera still would not be
    able to be used comfortably. I mean firstly for metering you would require
    an external light meter- an unnecessary pain when using a modern camera in
    most circumstances. The hassle involved in using the combo you've mentioned
    is not worth it. Alternatively you could pick up a cheap used Canon FD body
    if you really must continue using the Tokina 500mm lense.
    The F80 cannot meter with any manual focus AI or AIS Nikkor lenses in any
    mode period. It only fully works with AF lenses where the lens and camera
    body's data chips can communicate with each other.
    Joseph Kewfi, Sep 21, 2003
  8. R.B. Blough

    R.B. Blough Guest

    OK, now I get it. I never used the 500 mm as much as I thought I would with
    the Canon bodies anyway so I guess I won't miss it that much. Thanks to all
    who replied. The SRBfilm looks like a good resource too.

    R.B. Blough, Sep 21, 2003
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