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Bower ABNEXN Adapter for Nikon Lens to Sony NEX Camera

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  • Adapts Nikon Lens to Sony NEX Camera

One of the most appealing aspects of small mirrorless cameras like the Sony NEX-3 and NEX-5 is the availability of a wide range of interchangeable lenses, including non-Sony lenses. This Bower ABNEXN Adapter for Nikon Lens to Sony NEX Camera makes it possible to mount a Nikon lens to your NEX-3 or NEX-5 camera with a precision mechanical adapter. Such an adapter does not transfer functions such as auto focus from the camera to the lens, so all lens operations (focus, aperture control) are manual.

Adapts Nikon lens to Sony NEX camera

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BowerABNEXN Adapter for Nikon Lens to Sony NEX Camera
 
4.1

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (3)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (10)
  • Easily interchangeable (8)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Strong construction (8)
  • Rugged (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (6)
    • Video (6)
    • Low light (5)
    • Macro photography (4)
    • Sports/action (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (6), Pro photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great tool for the price

    I bought this adapter for my Sony NEX VG10 camcorder since I shoot with Nikon. This adapter works great for what it's intended for; Nikon lenses with aperture rings. You can use it...Read complete review

    I bought this adapter for my Sony NEX VG10 camcorder since I shoot with Nikon. This adapter works great for what it's intended for; Nikon lenses with aperture rings. You can use it with auto lenses but you won't be able to control the aperture settings. It'll be like having your lens stuck at F11 or so (guesstimate). I haven't thoroughly tested it because, I'm fine using it with my manual lenses.

    For the price it's definitely worth it for indie and beginning filmmakers/photographers that want a shallower depth-of-field, and like the prime lens shooting styles. In other words, if you're comfortable with full manual shooting.

    Although, I'm familiar with using adapters, I can see someone not used to using manual lenses or adapters having trouble figuring out how to use this device. There are no marking indicators or manual to tell the user how the adapter works. I visited the website as well, just to be on the safe-side and there's nothing there either. It is definitely geared toward pros on the cheap.

    I would suggest they add a manual for the novice, student, or beginning filmmaker/photographer. It wouldn't take much to explain how to use it.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Poor design

    Fits, but poor design, leaving Nikon lenses oriented sideways rather properly oriented. Returned.

    Fits, but poor design, leaving Nikon lenses oriented sideways rather properly oriented. Returned.

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    5.0

    Love IT!

    By JCP

    from Manchester. CT

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Pros

    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Manual Focusexp

      Comments about Bower ABNEXN Adapter for Nikon Lens to Sony NEX Camera:

      I just got it and attached it to my NEX-5 with my Nikon 50mm f1.4 lens and I love it! Lens is oriented normally, I am using the camera in manual mode. I had to go to "Set-up/Release w/o Lens - Enable" to make it work. As a bit older photog I found using a pair of reading glasses (from the Dollar store) helps me see to manually focus better. It allows me to use my entire selection of Nikon lenses with this small, light weight, incredibly powerful body! If manual doesn't bother you (I grew up in a manual world) this is a fantatstic accessory that allows you to take advantage of your existing lenses (or buy used lenses at a fraction of the cost of new) to greatly expand this wonderful camera system with a $ investment!!!!!!! B&H service was great as always!

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      5.0

      A great Way To Use Older Nikon Lenses

      By Fred

      from Branford, CT

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Bower ABNEXN Adapter for Nikon Lens to Sony NEX Camera:

          Simple to use..snap in place like any lens, attaach your lens to the adaptor,set f stop on lens, focus shot using lens control, set shutter speed in camera. It works well with all my old lenses and it is well built to last.

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          5.0

          Well designed, works well, I buy

          By Movie Maker

          from Loris S.C.

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Lens Lock Works Well
          • Lightweight
          • Made Out Of Good Material
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Bower ABNEXN Adapter for Nikon Lens to Sony NEX Camera:

            Well designed adapter. The locks work very well (NO lens falling off) This adapter is built out of good material and the design is great and easy to use. I would buy it again but it is so well built I don't see that happening.

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            5.0

            It clicks tight

            By Jeremiah

            from Montreal

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Video

              Comments about Bower ABNEXN Adapter for Nikon Lens to Sony NEX Camera:

              I'm happy it hold my lens to the VG20 tight and secure, so I can focus on more important things.

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              5.0

              It works great

              By Bob

              from Minnesota

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Photography
                • Sports/Action
                • Video
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Bower ABNEXN Adapter for Nikon Lens to Sony NEX Camera:

                I have the sony NEX-7. with the adapter I am able to use a Nikkor *ED 300mm 1:4.5 lens. All I need to do is focus, camera does the rest.

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                (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Poor design

                By Mtnlaw

                from Walla Walla WA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Bower ABNEXN Adapter for Nikon Lens to Sony NEX Camera:

                      Fits, but poor design, leaving Nikon lenses oriented sideways rather properly oriented. Returned.

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                      5.0

                      Great Adapter for a Good Price

                      By Joe

                      from Vermont

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Bower ABNEXN Adapter for Nikon Lens to Sony NEX Camera:

                          This a great product which very much enchances the value of the Sony NEX. Easy to use and very sturdy with a feeling of high quality construction. No auto focus or aperature but at this price that is not expected or a problem. Very happy with the adapter.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Does the job

                          By Ric8138

                          from Providence, RI

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Lightweight
                          • Nice Bokeh

                          Cons

                          • Check focus at Infinity

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Macro Photography
                          • Night Photography
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Bower ABNEXN Adapter for Nikon Lens to Sony NEX Camera:

                          This very simple adaptor allows you to screw a Nikkor lens onto the front of a NEX 20 video camera. It's weakness is also it's best feature, the lens you attach is fully manual as autofocus and auto exposure functions usually found on typical video cameras do not function on the Nikon lenses. As a still photographer for many years I find the auto features of most video cameras to be extremely annoying and hard to defeat at times to get what I want from the camera. A "normal" 50mm 1.4 35mm camera lens becomes an excellent portrait/interview lens with shallow depth of field and extremely fast compared to the kit zoom lens in low light situations. A 60mm Macro becomes a fabulous close up lens. This is a very useful tool to recycle old Nikkor lenses at a reasonable price.

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                          5.0

                          Nikon Lens work Great on Sony NEX Camera

                          By RM Digital Video Productions

                          from Voorhees, NJ

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Video

                            Comments about Bower ABNEXN Adapter for Nikon Lens to Sony NEX Camera:

                            it just works... no hassles

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                            (0 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            did't like it...

                            By haxelok

                            from rio de janeiro, Brasil

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Nothing

                            Cons

                            • Bulky
                            • Does'nt work properly
                            • Is not recognized

                            Best Uses

                            • To work in manual mode

                            Comments about Bower ABNEXN Adapter for Nikon Lens to Sony NEX Camera:

                            I spent hours trying to make my sony nex recognize the nikon lens with this adaptor but it was impossible.. I tryed to attach it properly thousands of times but nothing changed, the camera did'nt recognize it at all.. so I had to change the setup and enable the camera to work without lenses and that is terrible.. I'll probably buy another adaptor..

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                            4.0

                            Does What It is Intended to Do

                            By FiveForm

                            from Hartford, CT

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Great Picture Quality
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Can't Control Aperature

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Travel
                            • Video

                            Comments about Bower ABNEXN Adapter for Nikon Lens to Sony NEX Camera:

                            As others here have indicated you MUST set the Sony NEX camera to fire the shutter WITHOUT a LENS. If you don't you will receive the error that the last reviewer experienced, which is that the camera does not recognize the lens.

                            I'm looking forward to using my Nikon auto lenses, but note that you can't control the aperature on these. Only the shutter speed. I opted out of buyin other adapters which were priced extraordinarily high, but offer aperature control

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                            (1 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            NEX 5 does NOT recognize it.

                            By Sam

                            from Los Angeles

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Pros

                            • Durable

                            Cons

                            • Not Functional

                            Best Uses

                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Bower ABNEXN Adapter for Nikon Lens to Sony NEX Camera:

                            I bought and received the adapter. It fits nicely to the NEX 5 (using my various Nikon lenses. Unfortunately, NEX 5 doesn't recognize it - "cannot recognize lens. Attach it properly". Not sure how to correct this issue and there is no instructions on how to configure NEX 5 to over write this.

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                            5.0

                            Nikon Lens Collection Reborn

                            By Scott

                            from MInneapolis, MN

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Bower ABNEXN Adapter for Nikon Lens to Sony NEX Camera:

                              After buying the NEX5 and loving it (I am a long-time Leica and Nikon owner), I discovered this adapter by Bower. What a find! Now my entire collection of high-end Nikkor lenses can be trained to focus images on the incredible new Sony sensor. The photos, especially from my macro and long tele lenses, are exceptional. Well worth the relatively small investment. The adapter is sturdy and of professional grade material. And while I still use my D2, I love the high quality images on the NEX, combined with my Nikkor lenses, and for a fraction of the weight and size. Very much recommend.

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                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Very pleased with this item

                              By Luft

                              from Finger Lakes, NY

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • NONE

                              Best Uses

                              • Astrophotography
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Bower ABNEXN Adapter for Nikon Lens to Sony NEX Camera:

                              This is a very nicely made and finished adapter. It will accept even older Nikkor lenses with raised ridge. Be sure to set the NEX to fire without lens. Easy to get excellent results.

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                              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great tool for the price

                              By Q the shutterbug

                              from Denver, CO

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • No indication marks
                              • No manual

                              Best Uses

                              • Indie film
                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Photography
                              • Pros on the cheap
                              • Student
                              • Video

                              Comments about Bower ABNEXN Adapter for Nikon Lens to Sony NEX Camera:

                              I bought this adapter for my Sony NEX VG10 camcorder since I shoot with Nikon. This adapter works great for what it's intended for; Nikon lenses with aperture rings. You can use it with auto lenses but you won't be able to control the aperture settings. It'll be like having your lens stuck at F11 or so (guesstimate). I haven't thoroughly tested it because, I'm fine using it with my manual lenses.

                              For the price it's definitely worth it for indie and beginning filmmakers/photographers that want a shallower depth-of-field, and like the prime lens shooting styles. In other words, if you're comfortable with full manual shooting.

                              Although, I'm familiar with using adapters, I can see someone not used to using manual lenses or adapters having trouble figuring out how to use this device. There are no marking indicators or manual to tell the user how the adapter works. I visited the website as well, just to be on the safe-side and there's nothing there either. It is definitely geared toward pros on the cheap.

                              I would suggest they add a manual for the novice, student, or beginning filmmaker/photographer. It wouldn't take much to explain how to use it.

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