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MetabonesNikon G Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Matte Black)
 
3.8

(based on 48 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (20)

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    (15)

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    (5)

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    (0)

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    (8)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (22)
  • Strong construction (16)
  • Easily interchangeable (11)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Lightweight (9)

Cons

  • Tough to attach (8)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (16)
  • Video (9)
  • Low light (5)
  • Macro photography (5)
  • Wildlife photos (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (41)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (17), Semi-pro photographer (12), Pro photographer (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good Quality Adapter

i just recently purchased a Sony A-7R to use in lieu of my Nikon D800 but this FF E-mount system lacks lens selection and wanted to use my Nikon G type lenses especially the...Read complete review

i just recently purchased a Sony A-7R to use in lieu of my Nikon D800 but this FF E-mount system lacks lens selection and wanted to use my Nikon G type lenses especially the Nikkor 14-24 f2.8 for landscapes. After reading numerous reviews on various adapters on the market, I decided to go with the metabones for built quality of a Novoflex minus the "made in Germany" price tag. The Metabones falls in between the Novoflex and the cheaper Fotodiox. I chose the Metabones over Fotodiox because 1) it has a tripod mount designed for heavy lenses, 2) in reading some reviews about the Fotodiox, the aperture ring rotates on its own causing unpredictable f-stop change (some people complaint about this and decided to tape the f-stop ring).Personally, I feel that the built quality and tightness of the Metabones for little over $ was well worth it's usability and lens security.I gave it 4 stars because there's nothing too fancy about it except it's a bit over priced for a non-functional adapter!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Doesn't work on Sony A7s and no support from Metabones

The first one I ordered wouldn't attach to Sony A7s. The replacement attached to the camera but I couldn't attach Nikon AIS, non-AIS, or G lens. (I can see metal parts of...Read complete review

The first one I ordered wouldn't attach to Sony A7s. The replacement attached to the camera but I couldn't attach Nikon AIS, non-AIS, or G lens. (I can see metal parts of the two mounts clashing as I try to attach the lens.) I tried to contact Metabones for advice since they do not include any instructions. The e-mail bounced back because their mailbox is full. No phone# on the website. Seems like they don't want to be bothered. You could try this product but it would be cheaper to just bang your head on the wall.

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5.0

Don't sell your Nikon Lenses!

By Ron

from Texas

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Metabones Nikon G Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Matte Black):

    This goes between your Nikon lens and your Sony E mount camera such as the A7Sii and A7Rii. It has an aperture ring that works with lenses with and without their own aperture ring. The base fits Arca Swiss clamps...but, and it's a big but, the clamp will interfere with the bottom of the camera AND if the lens is a big one, like the 17-35, the lens will interfere with the clamp. Chris Henjar makes a little foot that replaces the Metabones foot and it is just a little taller. If you go looking for this foot, be sure to mention that your Metabones adapter has an aperture ring. Otherwise you will be grinding a relief channel for the aperture ring. I had to do that and it wasn't a big deal, but it didn't look to nice. Chris is making one that has the relief already cut into the foot.
    So far all of my lenses have worked, albeit manual focus is required. The sharpness on the AR7ii is just as good as on any of my Nikon bodies.

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    4.0

    Metabones for Nikon G adapter e-mount

    By Rp1

    from Chattanooga, TN

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Weak Casing

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery

    Comments about Metabones Nikon G Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Matte Black):

    I purchased this meta ones adapter to use with the Sony alpha 7 r II system so I could use the Nikon G series of lenses. It does work well, this some loss of automatic function however Inuse manual mostly. I have use the 24-70 lens with great results as well as the 50 mm. Will shortly try the Nikon 70-200.
    The device fits snugly into the camera . The 7ARII is an e-mount. But have not found it to be an issue. The lens fitting to the device is tight but doable. It just needs some patience.

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    5.0

    Excellent product

    By Sarah

    from Tucson

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video

      Comments about Metabones Nikon G Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Matte Black):

      I use the Metabones adaptor on a Sony FS5 with several Nikkor lenses and it works great.

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      5.0

      Best fitting adapter and bonus clickless aperture control!!

      By Lensfreak

      from Michigan

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clickless Apertures
      • Durable
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • NONE

      Best Uses

        Comments about Metabones Nikon G Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Matte Black):

        This Metabones adapter is the highest quality I have yet used.
        Snug fit and no wobbles. Very solid construction.
        The added bonus for video shooters like me is that this version, designed to give aperture control on the G series lenses, also gives clickless aperture control on all other Nikon lenses.
        Just set your lens for the smallest aperture and use the control on the adapter for smooth changes.

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        1.0

        Bad physical quality

        By Taka's 4K lab

        from Yokohama, Japan

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about Metabones Nikon G Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Matte Black):

        I would use this adapter with Sony a7SII and body side was OK, but lens side is too tight and I couldn't remove lens! After I managed to detach lens, mount was chipper off...

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        3.0

        it works

        By nelu

        from romania

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Nice Bokeh
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Metabones Nikon G Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Matte Black):

          I use this adapter on a sony fs 100 with nikkor G lenses. It works ok, but the image is not wide.

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          3.0

          A bit tight...

          By Seth R

          from Las Vegas,NV

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Tough To Attach

          Best Uses

            Comments about Metabones Nikon G Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Matte Black):

            bought this to use with my new A7, took a while to attach to a Rokinon 14mm. Unfortunately the tolerances are so tight it is now permanently stuck to the lens. Glad I didn't try it on the 24-70.

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            4.0

            Great when it works

            By ambertx

            from Sydney, Australia

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Quality control
            • Tough To Attach

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Night Photography
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Metabones Nikon G Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Matte Black):

            I am using this to adapt my Nikon D/G lenses for my A7. This adapter works great for the majority of my lenses but when I try to use it with my Nikon 50mm 1.8 D, the lens will not twist all the way onto the adapter. After some investigating I found that the 3 metal leafs inside the adapter that provides some retention and feedback for the attached lens is getting jammed against the lens mount. If I then depress the metal leaf while attaching the lens then the lens would attach properly.

            I'm going to give it some time to see if it improves, but hopefully this will assist any other users which encounter the same problem.

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            3.0

            great! well.... mostly

            By mrdiskoe

            from los angeles, ca

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Works as advertised

            Cons

            • Weak Casing

            Best Uses

              Comments about Metabones Nikon G Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Matte Black):

              when it first arrived, worked fantastic, exactly as expected. However, within a couple days, some piece bent or came out and prevented any lens from being attached. sending back to BH for replacement. overall build quality and design is nicely done

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              1.0

              Doesn't work on Sony A7s and no support from Metabones

              By Echo

              from Minnesota

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Impossible To Attach
                • No Support

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Metabones Nikon G Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Matte Black):

                  The first one I ordered wouldn't attach to Sony A7s. The replacement attached to the camera but I couldn't attach Nikon AIS, non-AIS, or G lens. (I can see metal parts of the two mounts clashing as I try to attach the lens.) I tried to contact Metabones for advice since they do not include any instructions. The e-mail bounced back because their mailbox is full. No phone# on the website. Seems like they don't want to be bothered. You could try this product but it would be cheaper to just bang your head on the wall.

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                  1.0

                  Too tight to fit

                  By Daryl

                  from South Africa

                  Comments about Metabones Nikon G Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Matte Black):

                  I bought this to use my Nikon lenses on a Sony a6000, but every lens I tried does not fit...it just seems too tight and I don't want to force it! Seems to be a common complaint...I should've read all the reviews. Don't buy it!

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                  1.0

                  Lens won't attach. Guess I'll have to return it.

                  By JoeGo

                  from Boston

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Tough To Attach

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Metabones Nikon G Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Matte Black):

                      This adapter fit my needs perfectly but I was a little leery after reading the reviews saying it is very hard to attach the lens but I crossed my fingers and bought one anyway. No luck. The first time I tried a lens on it, it worked perfectly. Then I removed that lens and tried another lens, wouldn't go on. So I tried the first lens again, won't go on. Wonderful.

                      I sent an email to Metabones support with hope that there is a magic setting for attaching lenses but if not, I will be returning this one for a different brand.

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                      4.0

                      Good Value

                      By Osprey

                      from Boston, MA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Tough To Attach

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action

                      Comments about Metabones Nikon G Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Matte Black):

                      I use this to put Nikon G Lenses on the sony A6000 Fit was a little snug but I think it will become easier with use. Is in the middle price wise between the Novoflex and the cheap ones.

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                      4.0

                      Effective and useful

                      By Photodoc

                      from Montreal, QC

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Effective

                      Cons

                      • Manual Operation

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Metabones Nikon G Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Matte Black):

                      Successfully allowed me to use DX lenses on a A6000. Manual focus and approximate aperture settings are a limitation, but this is a useful tool for situations where autofocus is not important. I used it to successfully repurpose a DX ultrawide lens for landscape and architecture, with good results.

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                      1.0

                      Won't work for Nikon G lens

                      By LBCupertino

                      from Cupertino

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Tough To Attach

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Metabones Nikon G Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Matte Black):

                          Useless. None of my lens work with this adapter. The lens won't lock in position. Return to B&H.

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                          4.0

                          Great News and What to Watch out for!

                          By edwardr132

                          from chicago il

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Tough To Attach

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Metabones Nikon G Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Matte Black):

                            We use the Metabones adaptor to connect Nikon 85mm G Lens to the Sony A7II. The way you focus with the product is to use focus peaking with the camera. I would not hesitate to buy it again. Taking pictures with both the lens and using the adapter are incredible! 1st one we ordered we had to return because it was so hard to put on you had to practically force it on with extreme force and almost scraped our lens to get it on. That one we exchanged. The second one works I believe as designed and is pretty easy to install between the Nikon lens and the camera. Still is a little stiff, but nowhere like the last one. Makes me wonder if you need to buy multiple ones for each Nikon lens you own rather than keep taking them off and on. Using it has changed our life of photography! The Sony focus peaking lets you so precisely control where the focus goes that we are now taking incredible photographs and way better than what we were getting with the Nikon D90. In that regards, it is a complete no brainer to get it.

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                            1.0

                            Beware!

                            By Bob

                            from Florida

                            Comments about Metabones Nikon G Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Matte Black):

                            First use was to attach my new Sigma 35mm ART to the adapter. The leaf tensioning springs bent and locked the lens to the adapter. Took an hour to get it off. However, B&H processed the item return without a hitch.

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                            5.0

                            Cheap reliable way to go Nikon on FS7

                            By arkay

                            from sandy eggo

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Rugged

                            Cons

                            • Tough To Attach

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Metabones Nikon G Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Matte Black):

                              Works - tight fit on some lenses but very well made.

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                              1.0

                              Broke straight away

                              By Adam

                              from Caribbean

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Comments about Metabones Nikon G Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Matte Black):

                              Attached it to my new FS7 put on my nikon 24-70 no problems nice and smooth. Changed over to the 50mm and couldn't get the lens to mount. Closer inspection showed that one of the springs had lifted up and was preventing the lens from turning fully.

                              Not impressed at all. As I am in the Caribbean returning the item is not practical as it cost as much to exchange it as it does to get a new one.
                              Will try different brand next time.

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                              5.0

                              Well Made

                              By Mikey

                              from Chattanooga,TN

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Metabones Nikon G Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Matte Black):

                                So far so good.It fits very tight to the lens and camera.The materials and feel are top quality.I can use my 35mm 1.8 nikon G lens and a few old nikon E lens I have.When using the adapter I must shoot fully manual as the camera does not talk to the nikon lenses. In the sony menu I had to set release shutter with no lens to make it work. Image quality is great.

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