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Bower AB43N Micro Four Thirds Body to Nikon Lens Adapter

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  • Connects Micro Four Thirds Camera Bodies to Nikon Lenses

The Bower AB43N Micro Four Thirds Body to Nikon Lens Adapter is a handy device that will allow you to mount your Nikon lenses to Micro Four Thirds format camera bodies.

Note! When a Four Thirds lens is mounted on a Micro Four Thirds body using an adapter, all of the functions of the Micro Four Thirds system may not always be available.

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BowerAB43N Micro Four Thirds Body to Nikon Lens Adapter
 
4.3

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (10)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Easily interchangeable (6)
  • Strong construction (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape photography (4)
    • Macro photography (4)
    • Everyday (3)
    • Low light (3)
    • Portraits (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (6), Enthusiast (5), Professional (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (19)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good choice, emphasis on "CHOICE!"

    Have too many Nikon film lenses to give up on them. Chose the Olympus E-PL2 for its advertised internal vibration reduction and the availability of this type adapter. Read reviews from B&H...Read complete review

    Have too many Nikon film lenses to give up on them. Chose the Olympus E-PL2 for its advertised internal vibration reduction and the availability of this type adapter. Read reviews from B&H and other vendors; this one was the only one with reasonable pricing and without devastating reviews. Spent a bit more; achieved great results. Took the system on a cruise to the Western Caribbean (filled a 4GB card with jpegs). Use it to take pictures of LSU Women's Basketball games; take upwards of 400 shots per game. One comment from other reviews discuses excessive play in and/or sticking of the adapter. THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN HERE! Same "play" as the kit lens. Have had it on & off Nikon Micro 200 f4; Tokina 24-200 f3.5-5.6; & Micro 105. Good buy! Thanks.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    This thing saved me, but it's got flaws

    5 stars for: I got the adapter to use with a couple of Nikon and Zeiss primes. They both worked great and I was able to use them on the shooting day.Read complete review

    5 stars for: I got the adapter to use with a couple of Nikon and Zeiss primes. They both worked great and I was able to use them on the shooting day.
    1 star for: It is impossible to use this adapter with a follow-focus. The Nikon end of the adapter is tight enough to hold the lenses in places, but too lose to REALLY hold them in place. I've tried 3 different follow focuses with this adapter and all of them exerted enough torque to wobble the lens in its Nikon mount.
    Summary: If you don't intend to use a follow focus, this adapter is golden. If you do, then you're SOL, big time. The quality of this adapter is high, but it has only re-inforced the notion that all serious cameras should come with PL mounts.

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    5.0

    Awesome!

    By Ronbo

    from Las Vegas

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • Little Pricy

    Best Uses

    • Landscape Photography
    • Portraits
    • Traveling

    Comments about Bower AB43N Micro Four Thirds Body to Nikon Lens Adapter:

    Used with my old Nikkor-S lens on BMPCC and zero complaints! 50mm f 1.4, of course it's a 144 mm or so but the picture is amazing and without the speedbooster it's still very good in low light. Love it!

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    4.0

    Micro 4/3 body to Nikon 35mm lenses

    By Geoffreyme

    from Australia

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Bower AB43N Micro Four Thirds Body to Nikon Lens Adapter:

          I have a collection of great old film cameras. Now the Nikon lenses from them fit my Lumix GF1.
          Advantage - I am back in control of my photography again, with the F stops being physical and in front of me on the lens.
          A consideration – focusing is hard work if you haven't got a live view eye viewer fitted, and are relying on the back LCD screen.
          A thing to watch out for, the first time you use the adaptor - the adapter catch is a little silver button, that slides back towards the camera body to release the lens. Trying to push it in or pull it out doesn't work.
          Only problem - a very small amount of play at the mating surface, between adapter and lens mount.
          I would definitely buy this product again.
          It made it to Australia from America no problems.

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          5.0

          Great tool for less cost!

          By Haris Rao

          from Islamabad, Pakistan

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape Photography
            • Macro Photography
            • Portraits
            • Studio

            Comments about Bower AB43N Micro Four Thirds Body to Nikon Lens Adapter:

            Works well with the older lenses that I have. The only complaint is that while it was idle in my camera bag, my lens just popped off the adapter. Works well with the older lenses that I have. The only complaint is that while it was idle in my camera bag, my lens just popped off the adapter.

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            5.0

            Good and Soild

            By dhruvster

            from Vancouver

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

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              Cons

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                  Comments about Bower AB43N Micro Four Thirds Body to Nikon Lens Adapter:

                  Does the job great. Fits nice and snug. No issues so far.

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                  4.0

                  Does the job

                  By Anne

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use

                    Comments about Bower AB43N Micro Four Thirds Body to Nikon Lens Adapter:

                    Works well with the older lenses that I have. The only complaint is that while it was idle in my camera bag, my lens just popped off the adapter.

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                    5.0

                    Good sturdy product

                    By DHRUV

                    from VANCOUVER, CANADA

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Bower AB43N Micro Four Thirds Body to Nikon Lens Adapter:

                        No problems so far.
                        It held a heavy 80-200mm lens on the af100 camera really well.
                        very happy with it - especially for the price

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                        3.0

                        Loosy-Goosy

                        By Ricky

                        from Aiken SC

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

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                              Comments about Bower AB43N Micro Four Thirds Body to Nikon Lens Adapter:

                              I was able to connect my three old Nikon lenses to the Lumix GH3. However, the fit is not super tight, especially on the long 300mm zoom lens (due to the weight). However, in light of the economical price, I am keeping it.

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                              5.0

                              Good value for the money

                              By F3HP Fan

                              from Cape Coral, FL

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easily Interchangeable
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Macro Photography

                                Comments about Bower AB43N Micro Four Thirds Body to Nikon Lens Adapter:

                                I had read mixed reviews about this adapter, several complaints about loose fit. That is not the case with the one B&H sent me! My Nikon lenses fit well and there is no play at all. I have attatched and used several manual focus Nikon AIS lenses on my Lumix G5 body without a problem. Build quality feels solid as well. I was concerned about the small lens release button, but it is more solid than I expected. Definitely a good buy.

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                3.0

                                This thing saved me, but it's got flaws

                                By Andrey

                                from Toronto, ON

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easily Interchangeable
                                • Lightweight
                                • Rugged
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Bower AB43N Micro Four Thirds Body to Nikon Lens Adapter:

                                    5 stars for: I got the adapter to use with a couple of Nikon and Zeiss primes. They both worked great and I was able to use them on the shooting day.
                                    1 star for: It is impossible to use this adapter with a follow-focus. The Nikon end of the adapter is tight enough to hold the lenses in places, but too lose to REALLY hold them in place. I've tried 3 different follow focuses with this adapter and all of them exerted enough torque to wobble the lens in its Nikon mount.
                                    Summary: If you don't intend to use a follow focus, this adapter is golden. If you do, then you're SOL, big time. The quality of this adapter is high, but it has only re-inforced the notion that all serious cameras should come with PL mounts.

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Sturdy and Simple to use

                                    By Nick Blade

                                    from Brooklyn, NY

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easily Interchangeable
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Indoors/Low Light
                                      • Weddings/Events

                                      Comments about Bower AB43N Micro Four Thirds Body to Nikon Lens Adapter:

                                      I bought this adapter to use my much faster Nikon lenses on the GH2 for shooting video in lower light situations. I was pleased with how easy it was use (no instructions included or required). It mounts securely to both the lens and the camera body, and can be released by pressing the little chrome lever on the side. It seems to do what it's supposed to do. Because I primarily shoot video and pull focus by hand, I can't comment on auto-focus use.

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                                      5.0

                                      My worries went away

                                      By AVP

                                      from Los Angeles, CA

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easily Interchangeable
                                      • Rugged
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Indoors/Low Light
                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Video

                                        Comments about Bower AB43N Micro Four Thirds Body to Nikon Lens Adapter:

                                        I bought this to attach my Nikon lens to a Lumix GH2 body. I hear bad stories of how flimsy adapters may cause ones lens to fall off. When I mounted this adapter to my Nikon lens and then to the Lumix GH2, it felt solid and clicked into place as expected. Taking it off was simple, as well. There were no instructions in the box but online forums and other reviews stated to pull the tab on the adapter back toward the camera body. It was simple and not as expensive as the other adapters that are at least twice the price. I was expecting to see a silver metal lens mount as pictured on B&H but instead got one in black. But it doesn't matter, it's of all-metal construction.

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                                        • No

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                                        (1 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        1.0

                                        Returned without even attempted to use

                                        By Bill

                                        from San Diego

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

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                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Bower AB43N Micro Four Thirds Body to Nikon Lens Adapter:

                                              There were no instructions provided with this product, and the construction looked so poor that I returned it without ever attempting to attach it to my camera. There was a wire running around the inner aspect of the adaptor that looked like a bent paper clip, and I didn't want to risk my new camera or my Nikon lenses. I am a very serious intermediate photographer, and have no problem using most camera accessories, but it would be nice to have a user manual.

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                                              5.0

                                              works great with af100

                                              By arizona camera crew

                                              from phoenix, az

                                              About Me Professional

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Reliable

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Bower AB43N Micro Four Thirds Body to Nikon Lens Adapter:

                                                  I bout this for one shoot with an af100 and performed perfectly. Sturdy mount. Held up to a 300mm nikon prime without any issue or feeling like something was going to break.

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                                                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  Good choice, emphasis on "CHOICE!"

                                                  By Bobfrpics

                                                  from Baton Rouge, LA

                                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Use
                                                  • Lightweight
                                                  • Manual Faster Focusing
                                                  • Reliable

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Everyday use
                                                    • Home
                                                    • Landscape Photography
                                                    • Macro Photography
                                                    • Portraits
                                                    • Sports Action
                                                    • Traveling

                                                    Comments about Bower AB43N Micro Four Thirds Body to Nikon Lens Adapter:

                                                    Have too many Nikon film lenses to give up on them. Chose the Olympus E-PL2 for its advertised internal vibration reduction and the availability of this type adapter. Read reviews from B&H and other vendors; this one was the only one with reasonable pricing and without devastating reviews. Spent a bit more; achieved great results. Took the system on a cruise to the Western Caribbean (filled a 4GB card with jpegs). Use it to take pictures of LSU Women's Basketball games; take upwards of 400 shots per game. One comment from other reviews discuses excessive play in and/or sticking of the adapter. THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN HERE! Same "play" as the kit lens. Have had it on & off Nikon Micro 200 f4; Tokina 24-200 f3.5-5.6; & Micro 105. Good buy! Thanks.

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                                                    • No

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                                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                     
                                                    4.0

                                                    Great for the price

                                                    By Jamil

                                                    from Kabul-Afghanistan

                                                    About Me Professional

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Durable
                                                    • Easy To Use
                                                    • Lightweight

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Bower AB43N Micro Four Thirds Body to Nikon Lens Adapter:

                                                        I,ve bought this Adapter for my Panasonic AF100.
                                                        I,ve attached Nikon Old & new AF lenses on that it works very well.

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                                                        4.0

                                                        a joy to use all my lenses again

                                                        By Gusda

                                                        from Nyc

                                                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Durable
                                                        • Easy To Use
                                                        • Lightweight
                                                        • Reliable

                                                        Cons

                                                        • None that I can think of

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Everyday use
                                                        • Home
                                                        • Landscape Photography
                                                        • Macro Photography
                                                        • Studio
                                                        • Traveling

                                                        Comments about Bower AB43N Micro Four Thirds Body to Nikon Lens Adapter:

                                                        Really well made an easy to put on and take off no instruction manual needed everything alliance up very well supports your big heavy lenses as well I will never travel without it adds a major versatility to your photo gear and opportunities

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                                                        4.0

                                                        It works, but needs an arrow. . .

                                                        By jgersing

                                                        from Miami, FL

                                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Strong Construction

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                            Comments about Bower AB43N Micro Four Thirds Body to Nikon Lens Adapter:

                                                            This adaptor is very important to those who already own Nikon lenses that they would like to use on their four thirds cameras. It is very well constructed and fits tight with just a slight wiggle that doesn't hamper the function in any way. The only thing I would suggest is that they put a small arrow on the release button so that you don't frustrate yourself trying to remove the device by pushing the button instead of sliding it toward the camera body.

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                                                            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                                             
                                                            5.0

                                                            amazing product

                                                            By walber

                                                            from brazil

                                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                                            Verified Buyer

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                                                              Cons

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                                                                  Comments about Bower AB43N Micro Four Thirds Body to Nikon Lens Adapter:

                                                                  simple to use and great price!!!!

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                                                                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                   
                                                                  4.0

                                                                  Decent, no complaints.

                                                                  By AshRemSky

                                                                  from Burbank, CA

                                                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                                  Pros

                                                                  • Easily Interchangeable

                                                                  Cons

                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                      Comments about Bower AB43N Micro Four Thirds Body to Nikon Lens Adapter:

                                                                      Works fine on an Olympus E-PL1. There is a little bit of play when mounted on the camera, but there are no issues per se. Micro four-thirds is great, since metering is functional in program and aperture priority modes - focusing is manual with the lenses, though.

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                                                                      (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                       
                                                                      4.0

                                                                      Easy to use!

                                                                      By ecx

                                                                      from Hacienda Heights CA

                                                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                                      Pros

                                                                      • Consistent Output
                                                                      • Durable
                                                                      • Easily Interchangeable
                                                                      • Lightweight
                                                                      • Strong Construction

                                                                      Cons

                                                                        Best Uses

                                                                        • Video

                                                                        Comments about Bower AB43N Micro Four Thirds Body to Nikon Lens Adapter:

                                                                        Snaps on easily. Very secure and has good construction.

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