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    hello, i recently got a 400d but i used to have a nikon film slr, i was wondering if the nikon to eos lens converters that are available are really of help such that i can be used on my canon. i wanna ask how effective is it?

    thanks

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    get those with af confirmation chip. cam-x selling, i think k13 also.
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    but those with af confirmation chip is only if u want to use af right? if i stick to manual focusing...?

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    400d doesnt comes with split/microprsim focusing screen. can you be sure that the focus is correct using the original screen? no.

    with ef/efs lens, when you do manual focusing, there is a af confirmation led inside the view finder. but you dont get that when using non ef/efs lens with adapter.

    so either you get a split/microprsm focusing screen (difficult to see in low light condition) or adapter with af chip (easier between the 2 methods).
    Last edited by denniskee; 10th April 2008 at 01:40 AM.
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    My advice is to sell off the lenses and get their canon equivalent. Less hassle for all, especially yourself.
    f/8 and be there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alternatve View Post
    My advice is to sell off the lenses and get their canon equivalent. Less hassle for all, especially yourself.
    or sell the 400D and get a Nikon body...
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    Yup my opinion is if you have a huge collection of Nikon lenses or u got some exotic/sentimental/expensive lenses ( which in any case will make ppl wonder why u switch camera system ) it is easier to just use canon lenses along with all the other AF / electronic capabilities of the lenses.

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    haha that lens was for a film slr, i got my dslr recently, just wondering if it could be done. but it's no point selling the lens off cos it's prob older than me, it belongs to my dad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wennn View Post
    hello, i recently got a 400d but i used to have a nikon film slr, i was wondering if the nikon to eos lens converters that are available are really of help such that i can be used on my canon. i wanna ask how effective is it?

    thanks
    They are such in the market... Tago sells them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blive View Post
    or sell the 400D and get a Nikon body...
    I think that should be more logical. Wondered why TS got a Canon when he already has a Nikon system in the first place.

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    I'm in the same situation as TS. Still have dad's old Nikon F-801 35mm film with Nikon 35-70mm and sigma 28-105mm. I want to ask how much the Nikon-to-EOS AF adapter costs (does it work like a teleconverter where you stack the nikon lens over the adapter, onto the cam?)

    ...or should I sell off my old Nikon kit and get some returns? Not sure bout this, cos it's like 20 years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headshotzx View Post
    ...or should I sell off my old Nikon kit and get some returns? Not sure bout this, cos it's like 20 years old.

    I got a Canon because almost all photographers in my social circle has a Canon, which means more share-ability.
    Maybe you should unless you want it for keepsake or decide to switch back to Nikon later.. But that's not a lot of investment, so you don't lose or gain much anyway.

    That's good enough a reason to choose an alternate brand.

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    Hey, I didn't want to create a new thread, and my Qs are relevant to this thread, so here goes:

    #1 Where would I buy a Nikon to Eos Lens converter + AF confirmation ?

    Assuming that the only way to get it is from buying online and shipping it here..

    #2 How would I know my nikon 35-70 and 28-105mm (1988 era) lenses are af / mount compatible?
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    U should try this.

    http://store.tagotech.com/
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    How about the local source?
    Appreciate if someone who bought it can give some comments.

    http://store.tagotech.com/product_in...14a1026173c697

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    Would it work for 1980 era nikon lenses? I'm not sure if Nikon changed their mounts along the way, and I don't know what mount (AIS?) my lenses are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Headshotzx View Post
    Would it work for 1980 era nikon lenses? I'm not sure if Nikon changed their mounts along the way, and I don't know what mount (AIS?) my lenses are.
    Nikon has not changed mount. You can still use AiS lenses on today's Nikon DSLRs (minus some functions on certain bodies).

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