I just "inherited" all these Nikon lenses and I wondered if there are any reliable adapters to use them on my Sony a6000 camera...
Thank you so much for the feedback!
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Posted 08 August 2016 - 11:11 PM
Congratulations on your inheritance!I can't answer your question about the adapter, but all of the "D" Nikon lenses use a mechanical screw drive to focus the lens elements.Some Nikon camera models have a focus motor built in to the camera body to operate the screw drive.Later AF-S lenses have the focus motor built into the lens.
I am new to the Sony product line, but have used Nikon equipment for a long time.I doubt you will find an adapter to make use of the focus screw drive, but you should be able use the lenses by manually focusing them.The PC lens (perspective control) is a unique lens in this collection and should be completely manual.
For what it's worth, the 16mm fisheye lens is still marketable if the lens is complete with the four filters and separate filter case.I sold mine last year for $500.
A7II and lots of Nikon glass
Posted 09 August 2016 - 02:05 PM
The DC 135/2 AFD is a special lens too.
The Commlite/Vello AF adapter should pass along EXIF data, since there are electronic contacts but will not AF any of these lenses.
If you don't care about that much, then just about any F to E adapter should work MF.
Posted 11 August 2016 - 05:36 PM
The only lens there thaz NOT special to some degree is
the 28-105 general purpose zoom normal lens, aka "kit
lens". Pretty much justifies buying a Nikon FF body. I'm
basically a Sony camera user with a lot of Nikon lenses,
and almost no Sony lenses. Much as I enjoy the Sony
cameras, I also wound up with a new Nikon D610. It's a
really good camera, same price as an a7-MkII and you
don't need an adapter. I don't even like SLRs, but all my
old Nikkors are fully functional on the D610, more than I
can say for any adapter available for Nikkor to Sony-E.
As I've mentioned, all but one of those lenses is rather
special, but only when used for full frame format. As an
example, you have a 28/1.4. On FF it's a very fast true
wide angle. But on APSC it's just a huge bulky normal
lens, still fast, but waaaay bigger than is reasonable for
the APSC format. Even the fisheye won't be fisheye any
more, just an ordinary medium speed wide angle with a
reeeeally objectionably visible case of barrel distortion :-(
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