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    Is there such a thing as a Nikkor to EOS lens adapter?

    I have heard that before. But does it really exits?

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    I manage to find the adapter on Ebay

    There are 2 type of adapter one with a lens element,

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...2&category=706

    And the other without a lens,
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=30059

    What is the diff? and which would be better?

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    Originally posted by morganoh
    I manage to find the adapter on Ebay

    There are 2 type of adapter one with a lens element,

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...2&category=706

    And the other without a lens,
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=30059

    What is the diff? and which would be better?
    I have a Canon FD ( old Canon manual focus mount ) to Canon EF ( current Canon AF mount ) adaptor. The one with the lens. It allows me to mount a FD lens onto a EOS camera. I presume the Nikon to EOS adaptor would be similar.

    The one with the lens allows you to focus manually from a few inches to infinity, whereas the one without the lens only allows you to focus within a few meters, ie, you can only shoot a subject that is near you. Therefore, the one with the the lens is more convenient and perhaps more useful.

    BUT, the lens, being from a third party and not specifically designed for certain types of EF lenses, will degrade the image quality. This is true for most optical adaptors and convertors that you use on a SLR unless it is a matched converter. The lens also adds a small magnification factor ( around 1.10 - 1.25 I think ), so your 100mm lens becomes a 110m lens or so.

    Conversely, the one without the lens does not introduce any aberrations to the image since there is no extra optics in the way. But it's usefullness is limited to near subjects.

    Metering could also be affected, but I can't quite remember what the limitation is ( it's been 7 years since I last used it because I bought a EF lens that suited my needs ).

    My advice : forget it. Just buy the lens or body that is compatible instead of using adaptors.

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    There are indeed adapters to use nikon lenses on EOS cameras. For fun, I bought one on ebay for S$45... and yeah, it works.

    I use it to use my arsat-shift 35mm on both my nikon and my eos cameras. It's a stop-down manual lens anyway, so no loss!

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    There are all kinds of lens adapters; including a Leica to Canon EOS, Nikon to Canon EOS and dunno what else. However, these adapters cannot be bought in Singapore except for Novoflex. I think that you would have to ask Prime Camera (Shop next to CP in PP) about whether they would be willing to make the special order for you. I am also interested to get one and most likely it would only be for Macro photography as Nikon rules in this area.

    However, if you want to get it like immediately, you can go to http://www.bhphotovideo.com and do a search on lens adapters. They have a complete range for you to choose from.

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    not necessarily.

    Camera workshop has them occasionally ... and Fotografix has some too. Give them a call.

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    Originally posted by Keltzar
    not necessarily.

    Camera workshop has them occasionally ... and Fotografix has some too. Give them a call.
    Fotografix, the one at chinatown?

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