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    Default AF Nikkor 50mm 1:1.8D to EOS 400D

    hi to everyone! im a newbie in the forum and a newbie on dslr's as well. i have a question and hope you can help. i tried searching but sometimes i cant understand the terms, so i just opened a new thread.

    i have an old nikon film camera with AF nikkor 50mm 1:8D lens. recently, i bought a canon eos 400d with a kit lens. can i use this lens on this body? if can, what are the limitations? do i need to buy converters or adaptors?

    thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: AF Nikkor 50mm 1:1.8D to EOS 400D

    You will need to buy a converter. The average converter will mean you lose autofocusing and metering. Its probably more cost effective to just buy the Canon 50mm 1.8. Its pretty cheap.

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    Default Re: AF Nikkor 50mm 1:1.8D to EOS 400D

    there is a nikon to canon convertor with a chip that will sound off a beep as well as the infocus LED confirmation will lightup. but it will only work will model starting from 10D. tried it once with 30D + nikon lens at the shop "cam-x".
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    thanks for the replies. any idea how much this converters cost? or i might just buy the canon 50mm to save all the hassles.

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    Default Re: AF Nikkor 50mm 1:1.8D to EOS 400D

    sell away your nikon 50mm for the canon 50mm would be a much cost saving way.

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    Default Re: AF Nikkor 50mm 1:1.8D to EOS 400D

    Quote Originally Posted by taongbundok View Post
    hi to everyone! im a newbie in the forum and a newbie on dslr's as well. i have a question and hope you can help. i tried searching but sometimes i cant understand the terms, so i just opened a new thread.

    i have an old nikon film camera with AF nikkor 50mm 1:8D lens. recently, i bought a canon eos 400d with a kit lens. can i use this lens on this body? if can, what are the limitations? do i need to buy converters or adaptors?

    thanks in advance.
    No offence intended, but this is what I call backside itchy, having an existing and switching system without consideration of what you have before. You could have gotten a Nikon equivalent DSLR and still able to use back your lens(es).

    Anyway, even with converters, you will lose AF and automatic aperture control. So the best bet now is to sell away your old system and start to build up your new system. It's expensive to keep 2 different systems.
    Last edited by lsisaxon; 5th November 2007 at 03:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    No offence intended, but this is what I call backside itchy, having an existing and switching system without consideration of what you have before. You could have gotten a Nikon equivalent DSLR and still able to use back your lens(es).

    Anyway, even with converters, you will lose AF and automatic aperture control. So the best bet now is to sell away your old system and start to build up your new system. It's expensive to keep 2 different systems.
    hahaha, i did not do my research well. an expensive learning experience for me. i thought that film lenses cannot be used for digital slrs that's why i bought a different brand. i should have read more on this forum before considering changing brands. might as well sell and buy a new one as most of you suggested. thanks again for the inputs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taongbundok View Post
    hahaha, i did not do my research well. an expensive learning experience for me. i thought that film lenses cannot be used for digital slrs that's why i bought a different brand. i should have read more on this forum before considering changing brands. might as well sell and buy a new one as most of you suggested. thanks again for the inputs.

    trade you EOS 400D with Nikon? hehe

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