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

(based on 41 reviews)

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82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (19)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Strong construction (11)
  • Easily interchangeable (9)
  • Rugged (9)

Cons

  • Tough to attach (7)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (13)
  • Video (7)
  • Wildlife photos (5)
  • Sports/action (4)
  • Weddings (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (15), Pro photographer (9), Semi-pro photographer (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (35)

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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4.0

Great when it works

By ambertx

from Sydney, Australia

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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

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        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

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            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

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            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

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                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

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                  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

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                      Cons

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                          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

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                          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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                            1.0

                            Metabones Nikon G to Sony NEX adapter

                            By Pete

                            from Lincoln, CA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                            Pros

                            • None
                            • PAPERWEIGHT

                            Cons

                            • Impossible-to-use
                            • Tough To Attach

                            Best Uses

                            • Paperweight

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

                            Almost useless! The adapter's mechanical tolerances were so bad that I could only attach two of my large collection of Nikkor G lenses - and they were so tight that I feared damage to their mounts.

                            I replaced this adapter with a Novoflex equivalent which works perfectly with all my Nikon lenses. Lens attachment/detachment is silky smooth with the Novoflex.

                            Thank you, B&H, for your wonderful return policy. You're the BEST.

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                            4.0

                            good little stiff sometime but goood

                            By laredo

                            from new york

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                              Cons

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

                                  good little stiff sometime when you have to click the lens on it.

                                  I haven't tried yet very well the focus point.

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                                  4.0

                                  Works great, broke quickly

                                  By Art M.

                                  from New York, NY

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                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                      Works great when it works!

                                      First one broke after 3 weeks of very light use. Not sure how to rate this b/c I don't know yet if that was a fluke or not. B&H exchanged it for a new one because it was less than 30 days.

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                                      5.0

                                      Works great on my new Sony FS7

                                      By Frankie

                                      from New York City

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easily Interchangeable
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Rugged
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Video

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

                                        I got the adapter to use with my Sony FS7, and Nikon lenses.
                                        It's well built, there is no play, and the lens mounts nice tight to the adapter.

                                        There are some cheaper solutions, but I'm not sure you'll get the same quality.

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                                        5.0

                                        Best Adapter for the Price

                                        By topherking35

                                        from Dallas, TX

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

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                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easily Interchangeable
                                        • Rugged
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Video

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

                                          High quality

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                                          4.0

                                          Practical Adapter for Non-Native Lenses

                                          By seamonkey

                                          from Seattle, WA

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easily Interchangeable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

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

                                              The adapter is well made. The threads on both sides of the adapter are machined well, with very tight tolerances. My Nikon G lenses fit snugly and the connection to my Sony A7II is good.

                                              I'm getting used to the aperture control, but I've had no issues. I wish that it clicked between each aperture value, but not a huge deal.

                                              Not much else to say. I'm happy with the adapter.

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                                              5.0

                                              Highly Recommend. Great adapter!

                                              By pruittperiodicals

                                              from Smyrna, TN

                                              About Me Pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Easily Interchangeable
                                              • Rugged

                                              Cons

                                              • No Auto Focus

                                              Best Uses

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

                                                Quality adapter. Snug fit. No need to invest in other lenses. Can use my Nikon lenses on my Sony a6000.

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