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    Nikon AI -> Canon EOS

    Lots of exceedingly tempting gear here:
    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/kanaccassec...QQftidZ2QQtZkm
    including a Nikon AI lens to Canon EOS body adapter. It doesn't say (and I can't figure out) whether this gives infinity focus or not - does anyone know?

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    http://www.a1.nl/phomepag/markerink/mounts.htm

    According to the big list of flange focal lengths.

    Canon 44mm
    Nikon 46.5mm

    So it's possible. But I've no idea how well made that adaptor is.

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    But why?
    When I grow up, I want to be a photographer.

    http://www.walterpcalahan.com/Photography/index.html

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by erikg View Post
    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. ...
    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 bought this:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWN:IT&ih=019
    It cost £16.32 (say 34 $ US) including postage. I don't have an EOS body so can't report how it works, but I have bought several items from this seller, including a macro slide, and they seem quite well made.

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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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