nikon to eos lens converter


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wennn

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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 :D
 

wennn

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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...?
 

denniskee

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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).
 

alternatve

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My advice is to sell off the lenses and get their canon equivalent. Less hassle for all, especially yourself.
 

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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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wennn

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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.
 

Yappy

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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 :D
They are such in the market... Tago sells them.
 

lsisaxon

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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.

I got a Canon because almost all photographers in my social circle has a Canon, which means more share-ability.
 

lsisaxon

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...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.. ;p 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. :)
 

Headshotzx

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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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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.
 

lsisaxon

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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.
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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