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Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter

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  • Compatible with All Nikon 1 Cameras
  • Nikkor F-Mount Lens w/ Nikon 1 Cameras

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The Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter allows you to use certain Nikkor F-mount lenses (designed for Nikon SLR and DSLR cameras) on all Nikon 1 mirrorless cameras. In order to use this adapter, the camera's firmware must be updated to at least version 1.10. An F-mount lens will produce an angle of view equivalent to 2.7x the view when used with a full-frame SLR or DSLR camera (an F-mount 50mm lens, for instance, will provide an angle of view on the V1 equivalent to a 135mm lens on a full-frame SLR or DSLR camera).

When a VR (Vibration Reduction) lens is used, VR functions can be used. Autofocusing is possible when using AF-S lenses, but focus mode must be set to AF-S (Single AF) and AF-area mode is fixed at Single-point, using only the center focus point. AF/AE supported with AF-S lenses only. When using CPU lenses, [P], [S], [A], and [M] exposure modes can be used, while only [A] and [M] exposure modes can be used with non-CPU lenses. The aperture is set using the aperture ring on the lens.

Shooting in Motion Snapshot mode is only possible when focus has been acquired with an AF-S lens. The Smart Photo Selector function cannot be used. As of December, 2011, the FT1 Adapter is compatible with 65 existing F-mount Nikkor lenses.

Use Nikkor F-mount lens with Nikon 1 cameras.
For Nikon 1 cameras--the camera's firmware must be updated to at least version 1.10.
When using the FT-1 and a compatible AF-S NIKKOR F-Mount lens, users can take full advantage of the Nikon 1's high-speed continuous shooting of 10/30/60 fps. (*When an AF-S lens is used. However, focus is locked with the first shot with continuous shooting.)
[P], [S], [A], and [M] exposure modes can be used with CPU lenses.
Vibration reduction (VR) functions when VR lenses are used. Enable vibration reduction, or specify a setting, using switches on the lens. NORMAL/ACTIVE modes are supported when lenses equipped with these modes are used. VR functions in NORMAL mode when lenses not equipped with the NORMAL/ACTIVE modes are used.
The Smart Photo Selector function cannot be used.
AF/AE supported with AF-S lenses only. Autofocusing is possible when AF-S lenses are used. However, focus mode must be set to AF-S (Single AF) and AF-area mode is fixed at Single-point with only the center focus point used.
The focus indicator (rangefinder) can be used with CPU lenses.
[A] and [M] exposure modes can be used with non-CPU lenses. Aperture is specified using the aperture ring on the lens.
Shooting in Motion Snapshot mode is only possible when focus has been acquired with an AF-S lens.
Compatible lenses:

AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED
AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED
AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
AF-S Zoom-NIKKOR 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED
AF Zoom-NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D IF-ED
AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
AF Zoom-NIKKOR 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF
AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR
AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
AF-S DX VR Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED
AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED
AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED
AF Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6G
AF Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
AF VR Zoom-NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED
AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II
AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f/2.8G ED
AF Fisheye-NIKKOR 16mm f/2.8D
AF NIKKOR 14mm f/2.8D ED
AF NIKKOR 20mm f/2.8D
AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED
AF NIKKOR 24mm f/2.8D
AF NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8D
AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G
AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G
AF NIKKOR 35mm f/2D
AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G
AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D
AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G
AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D
AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G
AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4D IF
AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8D
AF DC-NIKKOR 105mm f/2D
AF DC-NIKKOR 135mm f/2D
AF NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED
AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II
AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II
AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4D IF-ED
AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR
AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR
AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G
AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED
AF Micro-NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8D
AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR
AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
AF Micro-NIKKOR 200mm f/4D IF-ED
PC-E Micro NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8D ED
PC-E Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/2.8D
AIS NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8
AIS NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4
AIS NIKKOR 50mm f/1.2
AIS NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4
AIS Micro-NIKKOR 55mm f/2.8
AIS Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8
Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter
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  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    NikonFT1 Mount Adapter
     
    4.6

    (based on 54 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (36)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (24)
    • Firm mount (21)
    • Easy to use (12)
    • Lightweight (10)
    • Durable (9)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (9)
      • Wildlife photos (7)
      • Landscape/scenery (6)
      • Video (4)
      • Family photos (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (28), Semi-pro photographer (7), Pro photographer (5), Casual photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      V1+FT1+300mm f/4+TC14 = One Sharp Combo

      I use the FT1 with the V1 to get extra reach with my telephoto lenses and have been very impressed. The combo in the title gives me an equivalent 1134mm focal length with a...Read complete review

      I use the FT1 with the V1 to get extra reach with my telephoto lenses and have been very impressed. The combo in the title gives me an equivalent 1134mm focal length with a f/5.6 f-stop. Adding a decent tripod resulted in very sharp images. I took this to FLA recently to nab some birds and was not disappointed. BIF's were a bit of a challenge due to limited AF with the FT1, but the alternative to get these results is to carry big/expensive glass.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Beware Third Party Lens

      I bought this adapter to use with long lens for wildlife. It attached easily to my V1 and lens attach easily. Unfortunately, my Tamron autofocus lens will not work. An older Tamron lens...Read complete review

      I bought this adapter to use with long lens for wildlife. It attached easily to my V1 and lens attach easily. Unfortunately, my Tamron autofocus lens will not work. An older Tamron lens without autofocus works fine on the adapter. I had read early reviews indicating the Tamron autofocus lens would work but it seems with updated Nikon firmware the lens are not recognized. Both Nikon (not surprising) and Tamron (disappointing) are unresponsive when the problem is pointed out. I am keeping the adapter and replacing my Tamron 70-300 lens with a Nikon 70-300.

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      5.0

      FT1 Mount great with 50mm 1.8 Nikor

      By Are you kidding

      from Metro Chicago area

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artwork

        Comments about Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter:

        B&H is a pleasure to do business with.
        Nikon 1 V3 with FT1 adapter is great to work with. Excellent product!

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        5.0

        Smart FT-1

        By Chief

        from NYC

        Comments about Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter:

        Great, can use all FX lenses.

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        4.0

        Useful Nikon 1 Accessory

        By BRSac

        from Sacramento CA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Center Focus Spot Only

        Best Uses

        • Super Telephone Images

        Comments about Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter:

        I use this with a V3 body and Nikon 70-300 f/4.5/5.6 VR (FX) lens. This combo produces impressive images with eye-popping magnification (up to about 800mm effective focal length).There are some limitations (see the Nikon website), the most important being Center Spot focusing only. This hasn't bothered me much.A built-in tripod mount supports the body and lens. This is important, since most FX lenses exceed Nikon's weight recommendations for using the camera tripod mount.Nikon makes a 70-300mm lens for the Nikon 1 system which supports all Nikon 1 functionality. It's more expensive than my 70-300 FX, and the needed (because of the weight recommendation) tripod mount is an accessory. C'mon, Nikon...I recommend this to anyone with an Nikon 1 body and one or more FX telephoto lenses.

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        5.0

        Great for Using My Longer FX Lenses

        By Bruce K.

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Firm Mount
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • 27x On Tele Lens

        Comments about Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter:

        Got this item to use on a Nikon (2216) 18-300mm DX lens. I wanted to get the new 70-300mm N1 lens, but got tired of waiting. I have an upcoming trip and just ran out of time. I got the Nikon 18-300mm DX G lens with this adapter as an alternative. You can read my more comprehensive review of using this adapter with the 18-300mm DX lens under that product on the B&H site. The only real complaint I have with this adapter is that it has a single focus point on the N1V2. I have used the 18-300mm DX, 18-200mm DX and 28-300mm FX lenses and they all show just the single focus point on the V2. I wish Nikon would have provided the multiple focus/exposure points that the other CX lenses have on the V2. The price seems a bit high for what it is too, but that is just Nikon policy and has been for years. The tripod socket is a nice feature since the 18-300mm DX and the N1 70-300mm do not have a tripod mount (you can purchase a tripod mount separate for the N1 70-300mm). The biggest thing this mount provides is the ability to use some longer lenses on two different mounts, F and CX.

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        5.0

        Must have for Nikon 1 series

        By Harv

        from Gold Coast, Australia

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • Firm Mount

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Allows Use Of Pro Lenses

        Comments about Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter:

        FT1 is amazing, it means I can have all the benefits of my pro lenses with the added advantage of the cx 2.7 crop and lens speed of f2.8

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        5.0

        Flexibility

        By stbdtack

        from Annapolis

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Firm Mount
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter:

            Love the advantage of using my expensive collection of FX lenses with my new Nikon 1. So far the pictures are great.

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            5.0

            I would not have bought the 1 V3 without

            By appleman

            from New Philadelphia, Ohio

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Firm Mount
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter:

                Works great with recommended lenses and others with limitations.

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                5.0

                works well

                By jerry

                from chicago area.

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Firm Mount
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter:

                    required a quick reboot form Nikon (ovcer phone) but works well.

                    Can get a bit heavy with long teles.

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                    5.0

                    Excellent Product

                    By DougC

                    from Houston

                    Comments about Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter:

                    Well made and fits like it should. This really adds a new dimension to the Nikon 1 system. Used it first with my 300 AF-S f2.8 VR with amazing results. Well worth the investment.

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                    5.0

                    nice tool to pick up old lens

                    By Calvin

                    from Houston, TX

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                    • Bulky

                    Best Uses

                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter:

                    During the transition from the large SLR to the smaller system, it seems those old lens will stay in their boxes for ever. Here comes the FT1, who saves those old lens and makes the 1 system more attractive.

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                    5.0

                    Nikon FT1 adaptor

                    By Tom

                    from Bardonia, NY

                    Comments about Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter:

                    I bought this to use with a Nikon 70-300 I bought at the same time. So far I've only used them a couple of times but they work great. Got some great photos of eagles on ice floes in the Hudson.

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                    5.0

                    Widen Your Horizons

                    By General

                    from Nebraska

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter:

                      Add a whole arsenal of lenses to your Nikon 1 camera. I used the FT1 Mount Adapter to allow the use of my collection of Nikon/Nikkor lenses on my Nikon J1 camera. It works just fine.

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      FT1 Mount Adapter by Nikon

                      By jt

                      from connecticut

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter:

                        Great product if you already have Nikon glass.
                        Not as good as the exotics but a much cheaper price.
                        Use with 300F4 and tc1.4. work great. Really brings the birds in when you cant get close.

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                        • Yes

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                        5.0

                        Great addition to the Nikon 1 camera

                        By Fish

                        from Kernersville NC

                        Comments about Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter:

                        Got this adapture to use my DX and FX lenses on the Nikon 1. Works great and with the high end glass images are outstanding.

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                        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Beware Third Party Lens

                        By Dave the disappointed

                        from Denver, CO

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter:

                          I bought this adapter to use with long lens for wildlife. It attached easily to my V1 and lens attach easily. Unfortunately, my Tamron autofocus lens will not work. An older Tamron lens without autofocus works fine on the adapter. I had read early reviews indicating the Tamron autofocus lens would work but it seems with updated Nikon firmware the lens are not recognized. Both Nikon (not surprising) and Tamron (disappointing) are unresponsive when the problem is pointed out. I am keeping the adapter and replacing my Tamron 70-300 lens with a Nikon 70-300.

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                          • No

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          FT-1 Mount Adapter

                          By MaZa

                          from San Diego, CA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter:

                                Great gadget from Nikon. Extremely well made, works as adverised. Worth the money.

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                                (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                NIKON FUTURE IS IN THIS MOUNT

                                By DanielBoston

                                from Boston

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Wildlife Photos

                                  Comments about Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter:

                                  There are adapters and then there are adapters. Over 20 years ago I privately imported Novoflex adapters into the USA.Now B and H Photo sell them. And I thank them for doing that.Mirror Boxless cameras (as the Nikon 1 is) are becoming very common. They have a lens/flange distance about 18 mm. The Nikon F flange distance is 46.5 mm. The FT-1 adapter adapts Nikon F lenses to the Nikon 1 camera body.How do I use the FT-1? I use the long focal length Nikkors which become Super-Nikkors since only the central is used and has a far greater pixel density(10.4) than a D800(7.3). The mount is very well made. The instructions are misleading in terms of lenses which can be used. Nikon only lists the currently listed lenses. There are some 80 million which will fit and be used.

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                                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Very well mde

                                  By JT

                                  from Mesa AZ

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Family Photos

                                      Comments about Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter:

                                      I plan to use this product on Nikon J1 and V1 cameras with legacy lenses. It works well with the Nikkor 70-300 mm lens allowing for Nature Photography at a low cost. Very seamless with G series lenses. My old AI and AIS lenses work with manual focus and Aperture priority.

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                                      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      high quality product

                                      By ofir

                                      from ny

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Family Photos
                                          • Travel
                                          • Video

                                          Comments about Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter:

                                          Fast shipping product was packaged very securely, a quality product at a cheap price

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                                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          4.0

                                          Low-cost extreme telephoto

                                          By Absence de Marquage

                                          from Australia

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter:

                                                I use the FT1 with the Nikon 70-300 to provide an equivalent 800mm f/5.6 for photographing birds and wildlife. This is as good as or better than long zooms with teleconverters on a DX SLR.

                                                AF is fast and accurate in good light, though neither as fast or as accurate as with the same lens on an SLR. Battery life is much shorter than with ordinary CX lenses.

                                                A monopod or tripod is essential at 800mm, so a foot to go in a quick-release should be factored into the cost.

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