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Title: Nikon DX lenses in APS-C mirrorless cameras. Possible?
Post by: RRPT on January 23, 2017, 05:44
So, i own a couple of Fuji X bodies, and a Sony E-mount. Ive been using Leica m-lenses from my 35mm cameras (love the combination, both with Sony and Fuji). I also have 4 Nikon DX lenses, that i used extensively with my old now almost retired D60. I would like to bring those lenses to life, using them prefereably in the Fuji bodies. I read extensively about the Smart adapters Nikon to E-mount. and i understood that apparently you get AF with the adapters (which is nice but for my type of use not a dire need) and you get to control the Aperture of lenses that don't have an aperture ring. Is this ALSO true for the DX lenses? I haven't seen anywhere that this is a fact, and as such i assume they simply won't work with this kind of adapter.

Has anyone any kind of experience adapting DX lenses to mirrorless APS-C sensor cameras? Thanks a lot in advance!
Title: Re: Nikon DX lenses in APS-C mirrorless cameras. Possible?
Post by: derek on January 23, 2017, 07:54
If its the Sony you have in mind I would rather recommend their own lenses. I got this adaptor for my ARII and it worked quite good but there was plenty of problems and this adaptor wasn't cheap, some $.700.
Title: Re: Nikon DX lenses in APS-C mirrorless cameras. Possible?
Post by: RRPT on January 23, 2017, 08:31
What kind of problems did you have? Yeah the adapter is not cheap, that's why i'm trying to get opinions before i buy it. I would use Sony (and Fuji) native lenses, but i already have a nice complete set of 4 Nikon DX lenses that get me from 10-300mm, and include a beautiful 35mm prime. I can of course try and sell them, but i like them, and was trying to give them a second life, away from their native Nikon DX world...