Samsung nx lens on fuji x mount

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MustafaYasir New Member • Posts: 4
Samsung nx lens on fuji x mount

Hi,

Is it possible to mount samsung nx lens on fuji body?

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You might be able to lash something up, but, unless it's a fully manual lens, you may well have no control of the focussing or aperture … all in all, probably not worth the effort!

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MustafaYasir wrote:

Hi,

Is it possible to mount samsung nx lens on fuji body?

Sorry, not possible due to Flange Focal Distance (FFD):
Samsung NX Mount FFD: 25.50 mm
Fujifilm X-mount FFD: 17.70 mm
(25.50 - 17.70 = 7.8)

Samsung lens would need to be 7.8mm inside of the Fuji-x mount.
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kypfer wrote:

You might be able to lash something up, but, unless it's a fully manual lens, you may well have no control of the focussing or aperture … all in all, probably not worth the effort!

Nothing commercial, but someone has made such an adapter for manual lenses:

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4119927

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HenrykC
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It`s the opposite. The adapter would need to be spaced 7.8mm which is quite thin.

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HenrykC wrote:

It`s the opposite. The adapter would need to be spaced 7.8mm which is quite thin.

Thank you, I "Thumbed Up" your correction

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kypfer wrote:

You might be able to lash something up, but, unless it's a fully manual lens, you may well have no control of the focussing or aperture … all in all, probably not worth the effort!

Thanks, the problem I have many samsung nx lenses.

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Re: Samsung nx lens on fuji x mount

TuVuVu wrote:

MustafaYasir wrote:

Hi,

Is it possible to mount samsung nx lens on fuji body?

Sorry, not possible due to Flange Focal Distance (FFD):
Samsung NX Mount FFD: 25.50 mm
Fujifilm X-mount FFD: 17.70 mm
(25.50 - 17.70 = 7.8)

Samsung lens would need to be 7.8mm inside of the Fuji-x mount.
Best Regards,
Tu Vu
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Thanks, it is clear now.

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Heritage Cameras wrote:

kypfer wrote:

You might be able to lash something up, but, unless it's a fully manual lens, you may well have no control of the focussing or aperture … all in all, probably not worth the effort!

Nothing commercial, but someone has made such an adapter for manual lenses:

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4119927

Thanks

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MustafaYasir wrote:

kypfer wrote:

You might be able to lash something up, but, unless it's a fully manual lens, you may well have no control of the focussing or aperture … all in all, probably not worth the effort!

Thanks, the problem I have many samsung nx lenses.

A problem many photographers have had to deal with over the years. There are only really two practical options :

1. Buy a second (and third?) Samsung camera body and hope you can still find batteries for them in the future … bear in mind that the internal "clock/calendar" battery is also likely to fail in this time frame and there's no really practical cure for that, unless you're very good at repairing compact electronics.

2. Sell all your NX lenses whilst there's still a market for them and use the cash for Fuji-fit lenses (and hope Fuji don't redesign their mount any time soon!)

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MustafaYasir wrote:

kypfer wrote:

You might be able to lash something up, but, unless it's a fully manual lens, you may well have no control of the focussing or aperture … all in all, probably not worth the effort!

Thanks, the problem I have many samsung nx lenses.

Yes, and I'm sure many Samsung NX users are in the same position and would like to be able to use their lenses on other cameras. Unfortunately there's no simple solution.

It should be possible for an enterprising manufacturer to make smart adapters for NX lenses. A project was under way to create one that worked the other way around, for Canon EF lenses on NX cameras:

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3973075

There is precedent for such unlikely-sounding adapters making it to production, such as the Monster Vectis-Sony model:

https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/lave1-monster-adapter-for-vectis-lenses-reissue_topic138733.html

It might be possible to modify NX lenses to offer mechanical focusing (and maybe diaphragm) operation. Here's an AF-to-manual modification for a Fujinon lens, which like most NX ones is usually fully electronically controlled:

https://yukosteel.wordpress.com/2019/01/12/fujinon-xf-27mm-f2-8-lens-true-manual-focus-mod/

Another option would be to re-mount the lenses (primes easier than zooms) into manual barrels, like this:

https://yukosteel.wordpress.com/2020/06/07/custom-lens-new-look-of-fujinon-xf-27mm-f2-8-manual-focus-mod/

It might even (just) be possible to cobvert NX lenses to Leica M-mount, in which case they could be used with auto focus using adapters like the Techart PRO and Megadap.

Perhaps there's a business opportunity here for someone...

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