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There's no shortage of lens adapters out on the market, designed to adapt still-camera lenses for use on video camcorders and film cameras, and some are better than others. Adaptimax is one of the better ones. Engineered and manufactured of anodized aluminum alloy with chrome-plated brass lens mounts, Adaptimax lens adapters are designed for precise optical alignment of Nikon and Canon lenses on select video camcorders.
Available in a choice of red or blue, Adaptimax currently produces adapters for using Canon EF lenses as well as Nikon AF lenses, including DX and G-series Nikon lenses. If you shoot with a Sony PMW-EX3 and want to use Canon EF optics, you'll want to get the Adaptimax Canon to Sony PMW-EX3 adapter. Similarly, if you wish to use Nikon AF lenses on a Sony PMW-EX3, you'll need an Adaptimax Nikon to Sony PMW-EX3 adapter (for use with Nikon optics with external aperture rings only—will not work with Nikon G-series optics). When using either of the above adapters on Sony PMW-EX3 video camcorders, there is a 5.4x magnification factor, due to the differences in frame format sizes.
Note: When using Canon EF optics on a Sony PMW-EX3, you must first set the lens aperture with the lens mounted on a Canon EOS still camera body.
Not wanting to leave owners of Nikon DX and G-series out in the cold, Adaptimax also offers the Adaptimax Nikon to 1/3" Bayonet Adapter , which enables you to use Nikon DX and G-series optics on 1/3" video camcorders, including the JVC GY-HD 100, 200, and GY-HM700, Panasonic's HPX300 and Sony's HVR-Z7 and HVR-S270. The magnification factor when using Nikon DX and G-series optics with the above-listed camcorders is 7x.
Aside from Nikon and Canon optics, all of the above Adaptimax lens adapters will also work with third-party lenses with Nikon and Canon mounts, including Carl Zeiss lenses with Canon and Nikon lens mounts.