There is a wonderful world of manual lenses out there. This guide is dedicated to using Nikkor lenses on Canon, and other camera mounts. Using a Nikon to Canon adapter you can bring these incredible lenses back to life.
UPDATE: Disregard the use of paper to tighten the lens adapter to the lens. There are actually small slits on each of the 3 lips that you can widen to tighten the lens adapter. Better yet, check out the Redrock Micro Nikon to EOS adapter which uses 3 screws to adjust play.
Here is what we will be covering:
- [1:45] Different Types of Nikkor Lenses (NON-AI, AI, and AIS)
- [5:25] How to Adapter the Nikon Mount to Canon and Others
- [9:49] Why Use Manual Nikkors?
- [12:50] Where to Buy Nikkor Lenses
- [14:20] How to Customize These Lenses for Video
Links and Notes:
- Nikon compatibility chart I mention in the video can be found here.
- KEH.com for lenses. Remember EX is the best but if you need to save money and don’t mind a slightly more used lens then the BGN rating will get the price down a little farther. My own rule is if I am spending more than $300 on the lens I get EX or EX+. I’d hate to buy a 50mm F1.2 for $500 at the BGN level and have it be in bad shape.
- Here is a list of the AIS lenses I have bought from KEH:
- 28mm F2, 35mm F2, 50mm F1.4, 85mm F2, 100mm F2.8.
- You might want to check out this article on spotting the difference between NON-AI, AI, and AIS if you do a lot of garage sale or craigslist shopping.
Gear Mention in this video:
Also check out the lens gears from WideOpenCamera.com.
Do you have any tips for adapter Nikkors to different camera mounts?