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Re: How to use nikon lens on canon body.

Emf chip attached to the adapter is programmable. But not all af confirmation chips are emf version.

Also even emf chips have different generations. Those designed for 5d2 will not necessarily work on 5d3. Check before you order.

Of course you can shoot in live view mode and chip isn't necessary but then you have no record of the data.
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Re: How to use nikon lens on canon body.

Btw. Programming the chips is quite easy. You can even configurate the focus +- confirm etc
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Re: How to use nikon lens on canon body.


lly3988 wrote:
Emf chip attached to the adapter is programmable. But not all af confirmation chips are emf version.

Also even emf chips have different generations. Those designed for 5d2 will not necessarily work on 5d3. Check before you order.

Of course you can shoot in live view mode and chip isn't necessary but then you have no record of the data.

In other words, the 2 out of 5 star rating is well earned.  

 

The readings come from the adapter, which you have to program, and will always provide the same aperture and focal length data, no matter which lens you use it with.  Thanks, for the heads up.

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Re: How to use nikon lens on canon body.

Different links have different rating scales. It's quite subjective.

 

More money = better quality but sometimes not quite so.

 

Dishonest sellers may bring bad experience. Years ago, I paid $80 for an adapter ( via amazon) but they gave me a lower end product. I rated them lowest despite they refunded me fully. It was wasting my time. After two years I bought the same one from eBay and paid only $25. I still have it on my lens very secure.

 

BTW, adapters are very cheap (each around $20 with chip) nowadays and their quality is usually very good, so why bother switch them over.

 

Final word, adapted lens is not the mainstream.  For those who cannot afford a Zeiss, there are options out there with a lot less.

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Re: How to use nikon lens on canon body.

"Final word, adapted lens is not the mainstream."

 

Add to the fact no Nikon lens out performs its Canon counterpart enough to justify using adapters.  Giving up all the features like AF and aperture control, EXIF reporting isn't worth the trouble.  Now add the fact that some cheap adapters can damage the camera.  IMHO, it is dumb but that's just me.

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Re: How to use nikon lens on canon body.

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ebiggs1 wrote:

"Final word, adapted lens is not the mainstream."

 

Add to the fact no Nikon lens out performs its Canon counterpart enough to justify using adapters.  Giving up all the features like AF and aperture control, EXIF reporting isn't worth the trouble.  Now add the fact that some cheap adapters can damage the camera.  IMHO, it is dumb but that's just me.


https://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Nikon/AF-S-DX-NIKKOR-35-mm-f-1.8G-mounted-on-Nikon-D3300__928

https://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Canon/Canon-EF-35mm-F2-IS-USM-mounted-on-Canon-EOS-100D__871

 

I have Nikon 35mm f1.8 atm so that is why I look for options with canon body.
Also Canon lack 35mm as canon's equivalent to nikon, is four times more expensive, step darker and canon lack auto/manual mode, that let user to adjust focus on top of autofocus with shutter buton half pressed.

 


Wanted also to thank everyone who spend there time and responce in this topic.

 

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Re: How to use nikon lens on canon body.

Spend a few bucks and try one if you have the len. But it looks like that your lenses have no aperture ring and you can't control the aperture as well.

 

Youtube has a lot of resources about this subject. There are people with experience and they will show you how.

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Re: How to use nikon lens on canon body.


lly3988 wrote:
Btw. Programming the chips is quite easy. You can even configurate the focus +- confirm etc

The programming is akin to transmitting a paragraph of Morse code.  If you get one character wrong, then you start the message over from the absolute beginning.  No, thank-you.

The adapters are not for everyone, and I agree that they are not mainstream.  Yes, you can get widely varying reviews on the same gear from different sites.  But, I tend to give more credence to a place llike B&H, where many professionals shop, than a place like Best Buy, which rates an entry level Rebel as perhaps the best camera ever made.

Don’t let me stop you from enjoying your fun.  Just don’t make misleading posts about it, because using that type of adapter is not the best thing since they invented beer with bubbles in it.  They can, and do, break with heavier lenses.

 

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The only manual lens that I use for general photography is an ultra wide angle 14mm lens, which I can use to dial in the hyperfocal distance.  Once I my focus is dialed in, everything beyond a few feet is in razor sharp focus.  All I need to do is check every so often that I haven’t bumped the focus ring, throwing the focus off. 

I use other manual focus lenses, but only when mounted on a tripod: i.e.; a tilt-shift lens.


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Re: How to use nikon lens on canon body.

" Nikon 35mm f1.8 atm"

 

Well I have no idea what lens that is. I do own and shoot Nikon.  But, I have the Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S ED NIKKOR Lens.  I will still tell you it is no better than my Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens.  Actually it isn't as good.

 

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Re: How to use nikon lens on canon body.

To the OP : when you wanna know anything about non Canon, go elsewhere.

This place is for Canon only.

Good luck.
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