Nikor F llenses on EOS body

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

  1. BobS

    BobS Guest


    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: 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, 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.
    Hils, May 5, 2004
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    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
  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.

    BobS, May 7, 2004
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