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Old 04-28-2008   #1
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Default Converting Minolta/Sony AF lens to Nikon

Has anyone ever done the Ai conversion of an AF Minolta/Sony lens to Nikon mount?
If so, what do you lose once it is on the Nikon body?

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Default Re: Converting Minolta/Sony AF lens to Nikon

I've not heard of anyone doing such a thing.

I remember a long time ago, in a film land far far away that there used to be some mount converters that would allow you to use a Nikon lens on a Canon body or vice versa, but I've not seen or heard of anything like that in many years.

Jeez, I sound like an old fart.

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Default Re: Converting Minolta/Sony AF lens to Nikon

Check out this thread at the Nikon Cafe and you will see the explanation of the Sony 135 STF lens.
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Default Re: Converting Minolta/Sony AF lens to Nikon

Interesting, I hadn't read about that before. Seems as though Nikon's 105 and 135 f/2.0 DC lenses do somewhat of the same thing or share the same concept.

I've seen a few photogs out there at various events with the 135 f/2.0 DC. I've had some interest in getting that lens but haven't jumped in as of yet.

This Minolta design really looks interesting. Thanks for posting that.

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Default Re: Converting Minolta/Sony AF lens to Nikon

I would like to know how to mount it onto a Nikon body.
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Default Re: Converting Minolta/Sony AF lens to Nikon

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I've not heard of anyone doing such a thing.

I remember a long time ago, in a film land far far away that there used to be some mount converters that would allow you to use a Nikon lens on a Canon body or vice versa, but I've not seen or heard of anything like that in many years.

Jeez, I sound like an old fart.

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There are quite a few of those converters being sol today, new ones. They gives you full metering, but no autofocus. A LOT of Canon poeple use nikon lenses on their Canon cameras.
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Default Re: Converting Minolta/Sony AF lens to Nikon

Show me a URL for a source to mount Sony onto Nikon, please.
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Default Re: Converting Minolta/Sony AF lens to Nikon

There's this one, but it has a removable 1.4x teleconverter built in so that you can maintain infinity focus. At USD39.95, you can't expect much performance from the teleconverter. If you remove the teleconverter, you won't be able to focus on distant objects but the optics of your Sony lens will still function. You will run into this same problem with any Sony lens-to-Nikon mount converter.

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Same problem going from a Nikon lens to a Sony body...

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However, you can successfully mount Nikon lenses (including G series lenses with this particular model) to Canon EOS bodies...

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There are other less expensive Nikon to Canon EOS body adapters, but they lack the focus confirmation feature and/or the ability to handle G series lenses.


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