Canon Tilt Shift 4 Nikon

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Mike Landkroon, Oct 19, 2003.

  1. Hello group

    I'm looking for info on converting Canon tilt shift lenses to Nikon mount.

    Is it possible to convert an EOS mount to Nikon, I'd love to use the 24 T/S

    I've heard that the older FD mount can be adapted. Other than the 35mm are
    there any other Canon FD mount tilt shift lenses available. By the way I'm
    currently using the wonderful Nikon 85 Tilt shift so I'm more interested in
    wider lenses.

    If anyone out there has converted lenses they want to sell or want ot reply
    to me directly on these questions feel free

    Mike Landkroon


    thanks
     
    Mike Landkroon, Oct 19, 2003
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  2. Mike Landkroon

    Rafe B. Guest



    BH Photo sells an adapter for $179 that will allow use
    of Nikon lenses on a Canon EOS body. It's made by
    Novoflex. It works, but it's a bit of a PITA. Obviously
    the exposure and focus will be all manual when you
    use it.

    I don't understand why the camera's in-focus indicator
    can't work with the adapter, but on my 10D, it simply
    doesn't. And manual focus on the 10D is not terribly
    accurate, I've found.

    The other bad news here is that my Nikon lenses
    don't seem to fare very well (image-wise) compared
    to the Canon L zoom.


    rafe b.
    http://www.terrapinphoto.com
     
    Rafe B., Oct 19, 2003
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  3. Apparently it's not too difficult the other way around- an adaptor is
    available. Unfortunately, this means that any adapter working the other way
    would act as either a teleconverter or extension tube. You'd lose your angle
    of view, or infinity, and certainly some light.

    I'd recommend a cheap EOS body exclusively for the 24TSE, or even an
    expensive EOS body and adapt all your Nikon glass onto it. Depending on
    budget of course.
     
    Martin Francis, Oct 19, 2003
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  4. Difficult to do....The distance to the film plane on Nikons is 46.5 mm, and
    for the Canon eos, it's 44 mm, so the Canon lenses have to be closer,
    leaving no space for an adapter.....For a list of these distances, go to:
    http://www.a1.nl/phomepag/markerink/mounts.htm
     
    William Graham, Oct 19, 2003
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  5. Even if you could mount the Canon EF lens on your Nikon body, there
    would be no way to control the aperture.

    -Dave
     
    Dave Herzstein, Oct 20, 2003
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  6. Mike Landkroon

    ROBMURR Guest

    I'm looking for info on converting Canon tilt shift lenses to Nikon mount.

    much cheaper to buy a cheap EOS camera to mount it to.
     
    ROBMURR, Oct 20, 2003
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