Nikon Pronea S APS SLR and Digital lens

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Bhup, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. Bhup

    Bhup Guest

    I know these are not 35mm but
    can you use Nikon lens designed for Nikon digital SLR cameras on the Nikon
    APS pronea APS camera?
    anyone any experience of this?
    Bhup, Aug 17, 2005
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  2. Bhup

    Sander Vesik Guest

    Why not try out and let us know? The DX lens will work (just the same
    as they work on the regular 35mm bodies) but whetever there is extra
    vigneting or other problems is a different issue.

    A resonable shop should let you try out a lens on the premises and
    develop the short roll of test shots for you should you would know what
    to expect. Alternative you might be able to borrow a lens from a
    service that rents them for testing.
    Sander Vesik, Aug 17, 2005
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  3. Bhup

    [BnH] Guest

    Last time I read my manual, I was quite sure it was a no no.
    I'll confirm it tonight.

    [BnH], Aug 18, 2005
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    Chris Brown Guest

    The Nikon DSLRs have a frame size that's about the size of an APS-C frame
    (i.e. cropped APS). Lenses designed to cover this frame might not cover the
    full width of an APS frame, or not cover it well. YMMV.
    Chris Brown, Aug 18, 2005
  5. Bhup

    george Guest

    And what about in the other direction? I've heard that you cannot use IX
    (Pronea) lenses on Nikon dslr bodies...
    the "why" escapes me (same lens mount, same APS area to cover). Anyone know
    george, Aug 19, 2005
  6. Bhup

    Sander Vesik Guest

    The problem is that the IX lens extend way too deeply into the body,
    so there isn't enough space for the mirror. This applies to DSLR-s too.
    Sander Vesik, Aug 20, 2005
  7. Bhup

    Joseph Kewfi Guest

    The problem is that the IX lens extend way too deeply into the body,
    IX lenses can be used on 35mm and DSLR bodies by simply cutting away the
    area that reaches into the mirror housing, I've done it, it works and the IX
    lense is still usuable on my Pronea 600i.
    Joseph Kewfi, Aug 20, 2005
  8. Bhup

    Gollum Guest

    You can do that with some IX Nikkors. On others, part of the lens
    electronics extends into the protruding plastic that you want to cut away.
    See <>
    Gollum, Aug 21, 2005
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