To use the Nikon Z7 camera with my Sony system, I needed to make a mount adaptor to attach Sony E Mount (NEX) optics on Nikon Z as none are currently available on the market. “If it is not there, why not to make one myself” is my motto. Since I’ve already made so many lenses to use on Sony A7R, to remake them for Nikon Z mount is too much work.
If you want to use a Canon EF lens on a Nikon Z camera, with autofocus – it’s about to become possible. Kipon has announced the world’s first Canon-to-Nikon adapter that lets you use EF-mount lenses with Nikon Z cameras without losing the autofocus function.
It’s interesting how things evolve. Nikon has traditionally made lenses that you can adapt to pretty much any other system (to varying degrees of compatibility), due to the huge flange distance of the F mount. That means with other camera systems like Canon & Sony, video shooters could use those wonderful Nikon lenses of old.
Now, it looks like the tables have turned and they’ve become the company with the body that can adapt to lenses from many other systems. Including, judging from this super slim adapter, Sony E mount lenses. And it passes full electronics and autofocus to the Nikon Z bodies, too.
If you’re shooting videos with your smartphone, there are plenty of accessories that help to expand your possibilities. At NAB 2018, Cinematics International Co, Ltd introduced an adapter that lets you pair your smartphone with camera lenses. You can attach any professional lens onto your phone and turn it into a cinema camera.
Adapters that let you mount a lens from one camera system to a body of another are nothing new. Even so-called “Speed boosters” which allow you to get much of the benefit of full frame lenses on crop bodies have been out for a while now. The new Magic Format Converter from Laowa, though, takes things in the opposite direction. Putting smaller format lenses onto larger format sensors.
The adapter gives the ability to mount full frame Nikon and Canon lenses onto the Fuji GFX-50S medium format camera. There are a couple of other adapters out there that can also do this, too, but with one big issue. Nikon & Canon lenses don’t cover the complete GFX sensor. So, your image is cut off at the corners. This adapter compensates by expanding the image out to fill the frame.
Since I finally jumped on the bandwagon and bought a Sony mirrorless camera (even after I said I wouldn’t), I have been looking at options to use my existing Nikon (and Sigma with Nikon mount) lenses with a Sony mirrorless camera.
There are three main options available with the price ranging from under $100 to nearly $500 depending on the Sony mirrorless camera and Nikon lens combination you are trying to use.
In this article I will look at three Nikon F to Sony E adapter options to use Nikon lenses (F and G type) with Sony mirrorless cameras (APS-C cropped sensor and full frame).
With the number of people making the shift from more traditional DSLRs to Sony mirrorless systems, adapters are often a way of life. I have a big stack of adapters myself for mounting lenses from half a dozen different systems onto four different types of camera body. It’s simply a question of versatility and providing more options. The big drawback with most adapters, though, is that there’s little-to-no communication between the camera and the lens.
One such combination that hasn’t had much love is Nikon lenses on Sony bodies. Mounting Canon lenses to Sony bodies and retaining full control over things like autofocus has become commonplace thanks to Metabones and Fotodiox’s similar adapter for Canon. Now, we can do the same with Nikon bodies with the new Fotodiox Fusion Smart AF Adapter for Nikon G mount AF-I/AF-S lens to Sony E-Mount.
As cameras get smaller, the medium upon which the imagery is stored on must also get smaller. It is for this reason that the go-to storage format for many action cams and compact cameras are MicroSD cards.
Usually, when it comes time to offload these images onto a computer or mobile device, a converter is needed to turn the MicroSD card into a full-sized card. A new adapter from Lexar is looking to change that though with an adapter that lets you directly plug a MicroSD card into the Lightning connector of any comparable iOS device.[Read More…]
Sigma has officially lifted the veil on two new Global Vision lenses, the 50–100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art and 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary.
In addition to two new pieces of glass, Sigma has unexpectedly announced the MC–11, a lens mount converter for attaching Sigma glass to Sony E-mount cameras.[Read More…]
Sometimes the best DIY hacks are the ones that involve the least amount of thought — and money.
This DIY iPhone to SLR lens adapter covers both of those, because it costs absolutely nothing and takes only 30 seconds to make.[Read More…]