Fotodiox Adapter for Nikon any good?

Started Dec 4, 2012 | Questions thread
Vic Chapman
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Re: Fotodiox Adapter for Nikon any good?
In reply to Al Valentino, Dec 5, 2012

Yes the G type will work with both G and AIS lenses. The only automation with (any of) these 3rd party adapters is that which is in the camera body - shutter speed and auto ISO - you set the aperture on the lens or adapter (this is stop-down metering so focus first if stopping down). You shoot manual exposure or aperture priority. Focus is manual using the 3x or 10x magnification of the focus rectangle (push in the control wheel and turn a click either way). There is no communication between camera and lens.

I personally do not expect to use legacy lenses longer than 135mm f2.8 (200mm equiv). Occasionally I may use my 180 f2.8 but with either a monopod or tripod since I find critical focusing while supporting the lens and adapter with the same hand rather difficult.

Vic

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