Lens adapters and extension tube questions

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  1. SquarePeg

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    Hi All. Need some help please.

    Q1. Can someone recommend a Nikon to Fuji X adapter that will allow me to change aperture on both a lens with (Lensbaby Velvet 56 Nikon mount) and one without an external aperture ring (AFS Nikkor Micro 105mm 2.8 G ED)?

    Q2. If using an adapter and extension tubes, which order do things go in? I’ve never used an adapter before.


     
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    No 0ne? I’m moving this to the Fuji forum.
     
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    You'd have to put the adapter on the body if the lens and tubes are F mount. If the tubes are Fuji mount, the adapter would go between them and the lens.
     
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    Tubes are Fuji mount. Thanks!

    So body then extension rings then adapter then lens?
     
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    If that allows everything to mount up
     
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    What do you mean?
     
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    Fuji camera > Nikon to Fuji Adapter > Nikon Extension Tubes > Nikon Lens.

    Or

    Fuji camera > Fuji Extension Tubes > Nikon to Fuji Extension > Nikon Lens.
     
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    Yeah on reflection, it was a pretty dumb question. Will only work one way defending on adapter. Duh!
     
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    The only dumb question is the one that doesn't get asked.
     
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    Mostly. My SIL, on the other hand . . .
     
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    Some of the MFT adapters I have include a variable extension tube.
    If similar things are available for the Fuji they are well worth getting!
    I can go from infinity focus to extended macro use without dismounting the lens.
    IIRC the maximum extension they give is ~12mm, but unlike tubes allow you have just 1mm if that's all you need. If longer extension is needed they can always be combined with standard tubes & still allow tweaking of the total extension length :)
    A quick check on e-bay shows a Fuji to EOS version (which can then be converted to Nikon) is available <£30 Canon EOS Lens to Fujifilm X-Pro2 E2 FX FUJI Adapter Macro Focusing Helicoid | eBay

    Another version that goes straight to Nikon G is available too but quite a bit more expensive (but gives aperture control) Kipon Nikon F mount G lens to Fujifilm Fuji X Adapter Macro Helicoid X-Pro1 T1 | eBay
     
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    I wondered why there'd be extension tube kits, requiring you to dismount/mount/dismount/mount/etc. your lenses, and not variable-length extension tubes. Figured there had to be reasons, so thought no further about it. Upon seeing your post I went looking. Only thing I could find for Canon DSLRs was a Savage Macro Art Extension Tube for Canon EF/EF-S Mount. The lone review on Amazon was anything but positive.
     

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