AF-D Lens Hope

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bmoag Senior Member • Posts: 2,654
Re: AF-D Lens Hope

I have a bunch of film era Nikon F screw driven auto-focus lenses.

Most of them are pretty awful, so there's that.

Since older FF Nikon dSLRs can autofocus these beasts the problem has nothing to do with electronics or even mechanics. It should also be possible fully adapt indexing and iris control for older manual focus lenses. There's plenty of room inside the form factor of the FTZ to do anything.

At this point it is not clear if there is a market to justify the cost of such an adapter--the Sony ain't cheap and the retail price of the FTZ adapter makes it insanely priced for the little it actually does. Using the retail price of the FTZ adapter as a base Nikon would probably ask $500 or more for the adapter it should have made in the first place.

I wouldn't buy one at that price.

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