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    Nikon Lens Adapter

    Hello Playmates (the Arthur Askey version),

    I wondered if anyone here has tried this one out:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=370186356628

    The thing is, I'm rather tired of waiting for RJ's (aka jinfinance) "soon to come" version (since late February) and he's now offering this, which I'm sure will be of interest to many however:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=110376864743

    Ta very much,
    m.

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    Re: Nikon Lens Adapter

    I haven't seen either of those...

    Here is another that I am curious about:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=250415846014

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    Re: Nikon Lens Adapter

    Quote Originally Posted by monza View Post
    I haven't seen either of those...

    Here is another that I am curious about:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=250415846014
    Seen this one - he still tends to dance around with his prices, probably feeling out the market. He posted his first one (for Nikon) as an auction and it hit $142! As jinfinance is now offering 2+1 for about the same amount, I'm hoping the market for these adapters settles down a little more before I jump in again. I bought one of the first m39-m4/3 models for nearly $80 and now after 4 months they're going for half that!

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    Re: Nikon Lens Adapter

    I use jinfinance's Nikon to M adapter and CQ M to mFT adapter to use Nikon lenses on the G1. There is also a Nikon made Nikon to C mount adapter that I have and can use with Hawk's C mount to mFT adapter.

    Both are great and are solid on the G1.

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    Re: Nikon Lens Adapter

    Quote Originally Posted by wjlapier View Post
    I use jinfinance's Nikon to M adapter and CQ M to mFT adapter to use Nikon lenses on the G1. There is also a Nikon made Nikon to C mount adapter that I have and can use with Hawk's C mount to mFT adapter.

    Both are great and are solid on the G1.
    Thanks for the reply. I'd thought of the C-Mount route as I have Hawk's adapter, but funnily I discarded this idea as I (obviously wrongly) thought that there would be light-loss issues here ...

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    Re: Nikon Lens Adapter

    Quote Originally Posted by m3photo View Post
    Thanks for the reply. I'd thought of the C-Mount route as I have Hawk's adapter, but funnily I discarded this idea as I (obviously wrongly) thought that there would be light-loss issues here ...
    Occasionally you can find the Nikon c mount adapter for around $50. The other nice thing about it is you can use Nikon G lenses and control the aperture with the plunger. Push the plunger all the way in and the lens opens all the way up. Some folks have figured out a way to attach a screw to the plunger so they can adjust aperture more easily.

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    Re: Nikon Lens Adapter

    I went the C-mount route, it works, and I never use it. The Nikon and Canon lenses are just too big!

    I much prefer the Voigtlander and C mount choices that I have in terms of size. I have not done any IQ work at all between the two choices as the size makes the IQ a non issue. The whole point of the G1 is to be a compact package. If I want my Nikon IQ, I will just suffer the D300.

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    Re: Compact Package

    Quote Originally Posted by djonesii View Post
    The whole point of the G1 is to be a compact package. If I want my Nikon IQ, I will just suffer the D300.
    Dave
    You're quite right of course but a part of the photographer's character almost forces him/her to be on the constant look out for that "perfect" combination!
    Myself included of course, I'm waiting for the adapter so I can use my 24mm f/2 Nikkor as a walkabout lens for the G1, I don't really think this lens will feel all that large on it and an f/2 is certainly more versatile than f/4.8.

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    Re: Nikon Lens Adapter

    I like the Nikkor 20mm f/4 for it's size and sharpness. But after trying the Canon FD 20mm f/2.8, wow. Huge difference in image quality. The Canon is heavier and bigger, so I kinda prefer the Nikkor. But if I want crazy sharp and a little faster I'll use the Canon.

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    Not sure what Arthur Askey would have made of this lot! He would have though we were busy little bees I suppose!

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    Re: Nikon Lens Adapter

    Quote Originally Posted by wjlapier View Post
    I like the Nikkor 20mm f/4 for it's size and sharpness
    I do love this lens on the M8, but I have not yet tried it on the G1. Will do this week-end. Thanks for making me aware.

    Cheers
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    Bought the CamPlus G1-Nikon adapter, finishing not as nice but it works. Shot this with Nikon AIS105mm.

    G1-Nikon AIS 105mm F2.8 Micro

    Single stalk Orchid_Petals

    Single stalk Orhid_Stalk

    Single stalk Orhid_Stalk_Bokeh

    ../azul123

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    Re: Nikon Lens Adapter

    Quote Originally Posted by wjlapier View Post
    I like the Nikkor 20mm f/4 for it's size and sharpness. But after trying the Canon FD 20mm f/2.8, wow. Huge difference in image quality. The Canon is heavier and bigger, so I kinda prefer the Nikkor. But if I want crazy sharp and a little faster I'll use the Canon.
    the Nikkor 20/3.5AI is a sleeper. Small, light, very sharp.

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    Re: Nikkor 20mm f/3.5

    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    the Nikkor 20/3.5AI is a sleeper. Small, light, very sharp.
    Indeed it is. Relatively cheaper and more of them than the f/4. I got one for 170 a couple of months ago. Just half a stop slower than the newer f/2.8 and takes 52mm filters for those of you who haven't seen this lens.

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    Re: Nikon Lens Adapter

    I uploaded some shots with the Nikkor 20mm/4.0 on the G1

    Cheers
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