Nikon AI -> Canon EOS

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    But why?
     
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    Why? If you have Nikon glass that you want to use on your full frame Canon 5D, like I did on a shoot yesterday with a Nikon 58mm f1.2. It was just the thing. I don't know about this specific adapter, but there are many out there and some have a chip on the back that gives you focus verification in the view finder. You still have to stop down manually. Oh, and you can focus to infinity. It is a pretty inexpensive way to share lenses if you have mulitple systems. OM to EOS adapter works as well.
     
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    Thanks for the info, guys, and yes, this would be my reason to buy the adapter should I wish to shoot some high-end d*g*t*l. It is nice, particularly with specialist lenses like my 35 mm PC Nikkor and 55 mm Micro-Nikkor, to get some extra use out of them.
     
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    OK, I'm just going to bump this question and piggyback my own onto it rather than start a new thread. Anyone know who makes the least expensive Nikon AI to Canon EOS lens adapter available in the US or Japan? I really want to shoot my AIS 50/1.2 on my Canon AF body for something coming up and need to keep the budget as low as possible.
     
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    I've used F-EOS adaptors on Canon film & digital bodies. It allows you to get some glass that Canon doesn't offer (like the 85mm f2.8D Micro-PC) as well as use some really inexpensive gems (the 55mm Micro's) or supplement certain notoriously bad Canon lenses (the EF 20/2.8 is a dog on full-frame, as well as being massive. The Nikkor 20's are much smaller, lighter and perform notably better). If you don't need AF, adaptor-mounted lenses can be extremely addictive options.
     
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    I've been less than impressed with the wider-than-35mm Canon EF prime lenses. I like the 35/2, 50/1.4 and 85/1.8 EF lenses. Their wide angle zooms are okay--even the cheap ones--but the prime wide angles are inconsistent. My 24/2.8 is very disappointing. I was thinking of buying a Nikkor 20mm and a Nikon to EOS adapter until I read this:

    http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/roxsen-converter.htm

    Since my main concern here is better optical quality, I'm unsure what works and what will cause problems.
     
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    Why not avoid possible frustration, given the cost of film bodies, and buy an appropriate camera?
     
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    You will want an adaptor of the right thickness (2.5mm to be exact, from Canon's 44mm to Nikon's 46.5mm register). Ken, as usual, measured the wrong spot on his adaptors.

    Note that the Canon 24L is actually quite good.