Howdy - Question, I have a Sony a5000, 5300 and 6000 (e mount) and I'm looking for an adapter for the Sony e mount so I'm able to use my Nikon 1 Nikkor Lens (Nikon 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8 and Nikon 1 Nikkor 11 - 27.5mm). I believe the Nikon's are G mount lens and I've read multiple articles with different suggestions. Any and all help would be much appreciated. And I'm looking to keep it a low cost as possible. Appreciate it!
Cheers, Btlyle (@sonyatlanta)
I have now tried two copies of Metabones' Canon FD-Sony E Adapter (Part# MB_FD-E-BM1) on my Sony cameras. This adapter fits comfortably on the Sony a6000 body, however on the A7Rii it does not properly fit and to my horror it appeared to scratch the front surface of the lens mount. I have several other Metabones adapters for Sony E (Nikon F, C/Y) that do not have this issue, and generally I find the quality of the Metabones adapters to be better than competing brands - certainly better than the lower end brands, but also better than the Novaflex adapters that cost ~2x as much. This issue brings up two questions:
I wonder if the tolerance on the old Sony E mount is looser than on the updated mk ii lineup (A7II, A7RII, A7SII, a6300). I know that Sony improved the rigidity of the mount in the update, I wonder if anyone else has noticed a commensurate tightening of tolerances (meaning other old adapters may also now fall out of spec).
Has anyone else had issues with the Metabones Canon FD adapter on the mk ii full frame E-mount bodies? As many FD lenses are of low quality I would imagine that these adapters get mostly purchased for the less expensive bodies, but as there are some excellent FD mount lenses available I am hoping that somebody else has tried one of these on an A7Rii.
The issue I experienced was unacceptable and I would caution other users to try Metabones adapters in-store before trying to use them on their own kit.
Is there any consensus out there as to what's the best Canon to e mount lens adapter that also provides aperture control?
I'm OK with manual focus so poor autofocus isn't necessarily a deal breaker. My Fotasy adapter works great with my Olympus lenses that have an manual aperture ring but the lack of an electronic handshake keeps me stuck on maximum aperture for my Canon lenses.
I got my a6000 for an upcoming trip and so far really enjoying it, particularly the ability to adapt my older Canon and Olympus lenses.
Some questions however...
when shooting in the studio, the exposure is set for my strobes and usually something like f8 and 1/125th. For my manual (e.g. Olympus) lenses, this renders the viewing images extremely dark and makes manual focusing quite difficult. This is logical since the camera doesn't "know" about the strobes and sets the viewfinder to match the modeling lights. Is there a work around?
same for color temp. Shooting in the studio temp is set for strobe but since the modeling lights are tungsten the preview in the finder is much too yellow.
My canon lenses can only be used at maximum aperture since they don't have a manual aperture ring. I've read awful reviews of expensive adaptors that autofocus very poorly... do they at least connect to enable aperture control?