Photographer Matt Granger has taken to YouTube to share a useful little gear video for those people who want to use Nikon F glass on their Sony E mount camera. In the video, he tests out all of the current Nikon F to Sony E-mount autofocus adapter on the market.

The video compares three adapters in all—the models available from Commlite, Vello, and Fotodiox Pro—which cost $400, $400, and $350, respectively. To test the gear, Granger tries them out on four lenses in turn: the Nikon 85mm F/1.4G, Nikon 200mm F/2G ED VR II, Nikon 24-70mm F/2.8G ED and the always-trusty 70-200mm F/2.8 ED VR II.

Although unconfirmed, Granger also shares a little tidbit of information from an unnamed source who told him that all of these adapters are effectively made with the same internals, as there’s only one company that’s managed to reverse-engineer Nikon’s tricky lens coding system.

Interestingly enough, this claim seems to be substantiated by the fact that all three adapters are absolutely identical, down to the cutouts, caps, desiccant and screw locations. The only difference is the location of markings on the devices and the fact that the Fotodiox adapter features gold metal mounting plates and gold release buttons, whereas the other two feature silver mounting plates and black release buttons.

We’ll leave it to Granger to break down every detail of the three adapters in the video up top, but we can summarize his experiences by saying that each adapter seemed to have strengths and weaknesses depending on which lens it was being used with.

In the end, Granger says it’s ultimately up to you to decide which one best fits your needs based on price and the location of each company’s respective support services. He also notes that, while each of the adapters do work in environments where your subject isn’t moving much, don’t expect to shoot a football game with one of them—the speed just isn’t there. Still, the adapters left Granger impressed.

Check out the full test up top, and then head over to Matt's YouTube Channel for more videos like this.