Canon to Nikon lens adapters

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  1. tom beard

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    I just ordered a D-90 with two kit lenses. I have two Canon primes (28mm f2.8 & 50mm 1.4) from my old F-1 slr. They have an FD mount (there is also a red s.s.c. engraved on the lens.) It would be nice to use these lenses on the DSLR for bokeh. I went to B&H and they don't have a FD to D-90 adapter. Should I assume that if B&H doesn't have it, it doesn't exist? If anybody knows of such an adapter, could you let me know where to find it?

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    Doubt there is one, or at least one that will work well. I would sell em and get the nikon 50 1.8 or 1.4 if it were me.
     
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    Darrel seems to have a lot of experience using older different-brand lenses on your dSLR. You might PM him.
     
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    The old Canon FD mount bodies are thinner, flange to film, than Nikon bodies. As a result adapters are problematic. There are two choices:

    1. The adapter is a simple tube with the appropriate flanges. This will extend the Canon lens further from the film/sensor that it would be on a Canon body and thus won't focus to infinity. In fact, a short lens like the 28 won't focus to any usable distance other than extreme closeup. A 50 would also only work for small closeup subjects.

    2. The adapter is effectively a tele extender. This is what the adapter in one of the earlier replies is. It has a lens that functions as a low power tele extender (possibly as low a 1.1x) allowing proper infinity focus to be maintained. This will, of course, affect image quality.
     
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    And, I believe you will have neither auto focus nor metering.

    However, the web site claims you will have auto exposure in Av mode.
     
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    There are a few adapters that have a single-element lens in them that will allow mounting of a Canon FD mount lens onto the adapter, and that can be mounted to a Nikon body. This is the best-looking one currently available to adapt FD lenses to Nikon.

    CANON FD Lens to NIKON SLR Mount Adapter Infinity focus - eBay (item 230342694375 end time Dec-08-09 08:15:00 PST)

    It's relatively affordable. The ONLY digital system that is adaptable to Canon FD lenses without the use of an adapter with glass in it is the 4/3 mount, which can infinity focus almost any lens for any 35mm slr system.
     

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