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MetabonesNikon G Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Matte Black)
 
4.5

(based on 22 reviews)

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    (7)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (12)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Rugged (5)
  • Strong construction (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (10)
    • Video (4)
    • Wildlife photos (4)
    • Family photos (3)
    • Macro photography (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (8), Pro photographer (5), Semi-pro photographer (5)
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    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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    Smooth aperture ring but loosed connecti

    Nikon G to adapter side fits perfectly with just right tightness.
    Camera Mount to Adapter is loosed so that it does not lock into place. During operation, the lens+adapter combo move...Read complete review

    Nikon G to adapter side fits perfectly with just right tightness.
    Camera Mount to Adapter is loosed so that it does not lock into place. During operation, the lens+adapter combo move back and forth about 2 degree. Camera to adapter fitting should be tight in place and not moving.

    In comparison, sony Nex to A original adapter fit perfectly on both side (lens and camera). I also have a Novoflex Yashica to Nex, which also fit perflectly and tight on the camera to adapter side, so this rules out the issue at the camera mount, but rather it's a adapter issue.

    Other than that, i like the smooth aperture ring.

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    5.0

    Highly Recommend. Great adapter!

    By pruittperiodicals

    from Smyrna, TN

    About Me Pro Photographer

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    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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      5.0

      Solid product

      By Moochdog

      from Illinois

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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      Pros

      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Macro Photography

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

        I use this to put some old Nikon lenses to use on Sony E-mount cameras. Sure, everyone will miss auto focus and auto exposure, but this adapter is well built, fits both the body and lens without any looseness, and dos exactly what it is supposed to do. With the shortage of lenses for E-mount this is a good way to expand usefulness of the camera.

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        5.0

        Exceptional build quality

        By Roy in Lafayette

        from Lafayette, LA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

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

          This adaptor performs exactly as advertised. The stop-down mechanism seems accurate. It is very smooth and step-less. The adaptor provides excellent fit to the body and to the lens. Very close tolerances.

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          5.0

          Sony A7S adapter

          By Dark Image_Junior

          from Fort Worth, Texas

          About Me Pro Photographer

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              I use this adapter for my Sony A7s. Metabones has made a great production again. No issues at all with this adapter. Would definitely buy it again.

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              4.0

              It does work

              By Gary

              from Palm Springs, CA

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

              Got this to use some of my Nikon glass on my Sony a6000. It does all it is suppose to do, can use all my lenses. I did find it difficult to focus quickly and accurately. Once you are used to the sony autofocus its hard to go back to manual focus. Prefer to use my sony lenses when possible but with this adapter I am now able to use some exotic nikon glass when needed. Fits well .

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              5.0

              "Giving those old lenses new life"

              By Terri

              from San Antonio

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Rugged
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Macro Photography

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

                I use this adapter between my Nikon D lenses and an the Sony A7 camera. I've tested several shots with my AF50mm 1.8D. I tested both landscape with stopped down aperture and various selective focus to really test the depth of field settings and the adapter gave me consistent results to what I would expect from the lens.Because my D lens had an aperture ring as well, it is important to lock either the adapter or the lens closed (either "7" on the ring or your highest aperture on your lens). And be sure to mount the ring to your lens while the adapter is set to "7". I decided to set aperture using my lens so I set the adapter ring to "7". I got good results with these settings.Because the Sony A7 has color peaking when using manual, the fact that auto-focusing is not available when using this adapter did not present any limitations. The Sony manual focusing with color peaking is smooth the magnification provides precision results. Looking forward to testing my 70-300 and my 85mm prime as well.Overall this adapter performs exactly as advertised and I would recommend to others.

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                5.0

                Costs more but worth the extra money

                By praying mantis

                from Rio Rancho, New Mexico

                About Me Pro Photographer

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    I needed to mount a Carl Zeiss 100mm f2 Makro Planar lens with Nikon F mount on my Sony A7R body. First I purchased an inexpensive Vello adapter and the lens wouldn't lock in place with that adapter and was at risk of falling off the camera when I manually focused the lens. With the Metabones adapter the lens locks securely in place and I am able to focus from infinity to 1:2 macro which is the lenses closest focus. There is no better option on the market.

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                    5.0

                    Good!

                    By Rafael

                    from Brazil

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

                    Nice! Works right on my sony a7s. Use all my lenses.
                    10mm sigma 2.8
                    35mm nikkor 1.8
                    50mm nikkor 1.8

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                    5.0

                    Does what it's supposed to do.

                    By VABORN

                    from Highland, CA

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                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        Fits both camera body and lens tightly. Seems to be well made.

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                        4.0

                        This adaptor fits and works very well

                        By tom

                        from Blue Bell PA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • No Contact Camera Manual

                        Best Uses

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

                          I bought the Sony a7s full frame and wanted to use Nikon lenses I have.
                          This Nikon G lens adaptor mounts the lens easily. I had a cheaper adaptor I bought with the camera and it is stiff and does not work like the Metabones.
                          I have the Metabones Speed Booster for my Sony Nex 7that makes
                          it FF for any Nikon lens (manual) so this supplier makes good stuff.
                          This adaptor lets you mount any Nikon lens you want on the 7 series.
                          The Canon version actually works electronically with the camera not just
                          manual I believe.

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                          5.0

                          Works very well

                          By PhotoFan

                          from Cairo, Egypt

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                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Great Picture Quality
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery

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

                            I use it on a Sony A7s. Tried the following lenses and it worked perfectly.
                            Nikon 50mm f/1.4G
                            Nikon 70-200mm f/4 G VR
                            Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC
                            Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art
                            Tripod leg works well.

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                            3.0

                            Smooth aperture ring but loosed connecti

                            By Andre Luu

                            from Vietnam

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery

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

                                Nikon G to adapter side fits perfectly with just right tightness.
                                Camera Mount to Adapter is loosed so that it does not lock into place. During operation, the lens+adapter combo move back and forth about 2 degree. Camera to adapter fitting should be tight in place and not moving.

                                In comparison, sony Nex to A original adapter fit perfectly on both side (lens and camera). I also have a Novoflex Yashica to Nex, which also fit perflectly and tight on the camera to adapter side, so this rules out the issue at the camera mount, but rather it's a adapter issue.

                                Other than that, i like the smooth aperture ring.

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                                5.0

                                As good as advertised

                                By Andy

                                from Newark, CA

                                About Me Casual Photographer

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                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Travel
                                  • Underwater
                                  • Video
                                  • Weddings/Events
                                  • Wildlife Photos

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

                                  I finally decided to spend a little more for a high quality adapter. Previous cheaper adapters either didn't fit or would scratch my camera. My nikon lenses fit perfect with these. It is worth it to spend more as it saves you from purchasing all new lenses. 5/5!

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                                  4.0

                                  Also works with non-G lenses

                                  By DrChu

                                  from Boston, MA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Good fit and finish
                                  • Great Picture Quality
                                  • Uses Lens' Own Diaphragm

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                      Contrary to the answer submitted by a B&H staffer that this adapter only works with G-Nikkors, I was pleasantly surprised that it ALSO works with AF-D and AIS Nikkors. With the adapter aperature ring set at "7" (minimum aperture), one can use the aperture ring on non-G lenses. It also works with the AF-D lens aperture ring locked at minimum f-stop and varying the adapter's ring. I prefer former procedure as I do not have to guess the actual f-stop used.This adapter is preferrable to cheaper ones which controls exposure with a separate diaphragm within the adapter (I should be clear that this adapter adjusts the lens's own diaphragm).I took off 1 star for the lack of instructions and the absence of the ball-bearing mechanism to allow me to convert the clickless diaphragm ring to a clickable one. The Metabones website stated that all adapters came with the click-stop conversion kit.

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                                      5.0

                                      Worth the Price of Admission

                                      By Steve

                                      from Baltimore

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy to Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Family Photos
                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Travel
                                        • Video

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

                                        Great adaptor for the money. Far better than the cheap ones purchased elsewhere. Quality fit and finish, perfect fit with my Nikon lenses. Works with both G and older manual focus lenses, so you only need one for all of your Nikons.

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                                        4.0

                                        Good Quality Adapter

                                        By Sam

                                        from Orange, CA

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Good quality
                                        • Tight And Secure

                                        Cons

                                        • Little Pricey

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Nikkor G-lenses

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

                                        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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                                        5.0

                                        Much better than Vello

                                        By Dugster

                                        from PA

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Landscape/Scenery

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

                                            Purchased the Metabones after trying the Vello adapter....trust me you get what you pay for...much better fit and controls work like they should.

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                                            4.0

                                            Works exactly as expected

                                            By Tony

                                            from Australia

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                            Pros

                                            • Compact
                                            • Durable
                                            • Easy to Use

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Wildlife Photos

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

                                              My Nikon G to Sony NEX adapter arrived in Australia very promptly. It was easy to fit to lens and camera. A good solid fit, not too loose, not too tight. With the Sony's focus peaking function it was quick and easy to focus manually. The main lens I bought this adapter for is the Nikon 70-300mm tele zoom. I found it particularly sharp on a tripod with VR turned off. The Metabones adapter works exactly as I expected and the price is okay. What more can you ask?

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                                              4.0

                                              Does the job

                                              By CT

                                              from Houston

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                                              Pros

                                              • Compact
                                              • Durable
                                              • Easy to Use
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                              • Expensive

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Good For Special Purpose

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

                                              Metabones is not good with a quick response to questions. No phone contact, just email. I had a hard time finding out just how this product worked, but eventually found a knowledgeable B&H voice who filled me in. Essentially it is just a tube that holds a Nikon lens away from the Sony body so the focus falls on the sensor priorly. There is no information passed through the tube beyond the photons. So you must pick focus, exposure and shutter speed on your own. However, you can look at the histogram on the image in the camera and get a pretty good idea of exposure. Focus may be a bit harder. I wouldn't recommend relying on this to adapt a Nikon lens for a basic setup, but it certainly is useful to adapt a special purpose lens for a special shot. The product seems well made and does what it claims.

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                                              4.0

                                              Really good for the money (video usage)

                                              By Ken Elliott

                                              from Daytona Beach, Florida USA

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                                              Pros

                                              • Arca-swiss Type Foot
                                              • Easy to Use
                                              • Good Video Quality
                                              • Solid Build

                                              Cons

                                              • Slightly Rough Mount

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Video

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

                                              I'm using this on a Sony NEX-EA50 video camera, mounting several Nikon "G-style" lenses. Overall, I'm pleased. It appears to be a solid, well-constructed product. The aperture control ring moves smoothly, and is silent (no clicks). There is no marking showing the aperture, and I plan to experiment with this to see if I can make my own label. The feel of mount is not as smooth as Nikon's own products, but it is not bad. Considering the cost of the Novaflex version (about 3X more money), I can live with this.

                                              The foot does fit an Arca-Swiss style clamp, and has a 1/4-20 threaded hole on the bottom. I don't think this will be of much use to me, since the camcorder body extends below the foot.

                                              My use is for HD video - which is 2MP. The images look good and I can't detect any image quality issues with misalignment of the lens. I did not test this with still cameras (usually 16-36MP in the Sony lineup) so it this is your application, my experience may not apply. As a owner of multiple Nikon D800 bodies (36MP) I am well aware that most adapters introduce IQ issues due to less-than-perfect alignment.

                                              Overall, I'm happy. I'd rather have the Novaflex, but decided to see if the Metabones is good enough. For video, it certainly is.

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