Nikor F llenses on EOS body

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by BobS, May 4, 2004.

  1. BobS

    BobS Guest

    Hi,

    I have three old (but great) Nikor F lenses that I've just discovered may
    mount on an EOS (Rebel or 10D) body. An adapter is available here:
    http://www.cameraquest.com/frames/4saleReos.htm for $175 which is a little
    steep to play with.I understand the EOS would only operate in manual &
    stop-down mode with these lenses. Has anybody tried this combo and is it
    practical/useful? Or, is this fantasy and more trouble than it is worth?
    I'm not a pro, just a hobbyist. Thanks.

    Best regards,
    BobS
     
    BobS, May 4, 2004
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  2. BobS

    Hils Guest

    BobS wrote
    IIRC Novoflex in Germany makes a functionally similar adapter for a
    similar price (149 Euros), and a company in the Ukraine makes a similar
    adapter which is much less expensive ($45), though I've read a couple of
    people who've had misgivings about its quality.

    http://www.novoflex.com
    http://www.dvdtechcameras.com/other/adapters/1857/1857.htm
     
    Hils, May 5, 2004
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  3. BobS

    stan Guest

    Which lens do you have? It might be more cost effective to sell your
    Nikor lens and buy a similar Canon lens. That way, you would get the
    lens' full functionality and not have to both with an adaptor.
     
    stan, May 6, 2004
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  4. BobS

    BobS Guest

    Thanks for the response.I've seen the ads and some comments about quality
    and use of the adapters. I don't mind limiting auto exposure to aperture
    priority, etc. And after my Oly C3000Z, I think I've discovered I don't care
    for point and shoot automation.

    My main concern is whether the body/lens combo is really useful/usable. Such
    as, does the Nikkor F lens (50mm 1.4, 35mm 2.8, 135mm 3.5) on an EOS body
    actually "feel" right. Or is operation maybe slow or awkward? I realize
    these questions are subjective, but there are a lot of people in this NG
    with years of experience that have developed expectations for their
    equipment. I'd really appreciate comments from anyone that has used this
    body/lens combo.

    Cheers,
    BobS
     
    BobS, May 7, 2004
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