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NovoflexEOS/NIK-NT Lens Adapter for Nikon G Type Lenses to Canon EOS DSLR Cameras
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (7)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Reliable (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Strong construction (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Landscape photography (5)
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Works as advertised but way overpriced

I had two "made in China" adapters before getting this and I got this only for the aperture lever. I have to say it fits more tightly than the other two...Read complete review

I had two "made in China" adapters before getting this and I got this only for the aperture lever. I have to say it fits more tightly than the other two adapters that I used, which is nice. I've been using this for over an year now.If I'm trying to find faults in this there are three that are worth mentioning:1. Aperture lever is too short and stays too close to the surface of the camera body. This can make it difficult because you need to use the side of your finger or the tip of your finger to make aperture adjustments.2. The Nikon F aperture lever on the rear of the lens has a very short travel (from max aperture to min aperture) because it's meant to be controlled by a motor or whatever in the camera body at a very high precision. So when using the lever on the adapter, it's sometimes possible to make adjustments that are too big. If they had an option to extend the adapter's lever to get more travel and therefore make precise movements, things would've been ideal and would've solved problem #1 above too.3. Why doesn't this have a focus confirmation chip, especially at this price?! Zeiss ZE 50 1.4 has this feature along with the automatic aperture and not to mention the 7 elements of good glass carefully installed in a well built metal barrel with a smooth focus helicoid all for $700 something, while this flimsy adapter that's not even fully metal costs $300! Frankly, I don't rely on focus confirmation most of the time but after a day of manual focusing with a fast prime your eyes and brain get tired and it doesn't hurt to have this feature which is purely optional anyway.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good but beware

I have had this adapter for a little over a year now, and it broke on my in the middle of a shoot today. I was using it on my Canon C300, along...Read complete review

I have had this adapter for a little over a year now, and it broke on my in the middle of a shoot today. I was using it on my Canon C300, along with my Nikon 24-70 lens. The mount literally broke apart (The tiny screws all came lose, and the aperture metal ring bent, rendering the adapter unusable). Luckily, I have two and could continue shooting. Just beware of how much weight you put on this, and always carry a spare...

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5.0

Easy to use and fast to change lenses

By Markandrew

from Toledo, OH

About Me Professional

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Novoflex EOS/NIK-NT Lens Adapter for Nikon G Type Lenses to Canon EOS DSLR Cameras:

      I was looking for different adapters for my lenses and this was the perfect one for my C300 and Nikon lenses. I have utilized my 18-200 and 24-70 2.8 Nikon lenses with it. It can be a little difficult to adjust the blue adjusting aperture lever and go blind with what the aperture really is, but using my 24-70 lens is definitely worth it.

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      5.0

      expensive but works flawlessly

      By Canon shooter

      from Calgary, Canada

      About Me Semi-Professional

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape Photography

        Comments about Novoflex EOS/NIK-NT Lens Adapter for Nikon G Type Lenses to Canon EOS DSLR Cameras:

        I used Nikon 14-24 on a Canon 6D body for night work. I've tried many other options before this expensive one, what I can say is it's worth it.

        No play between the lens and the camera. It's extremely important for me.

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        4.0

        leaving on the camera and mounting lenses to it

        By btweedd

        from Mass

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Novoflex EOS/NIK-NT Lens Adapter for Nikon G Type Lenses to Canon EOS DSLR Cameras:

            I received a request to answer a question about this product, did so and then could not submit it because the ipad app was faulty. So I'll answer it here. Someone wanted to leave the adapter on the camera and swap multiple lenses to it as opposed to leaving it on the lens and mounting it to the body like a normal lens. My response:

            I can only give you an indirect opinion based on my use of the Nikon to Canon adapter, mounting a Nikon 14-24 lens to a Canon 5D Mk II. First, the adapter works fine as long as you don't mind using manual focus and losing the aperture info in the viewer. The light meter and shutter settings work fine. It's an approximate aperture setting which is fine for me. I leave it at about f/11 - I set it originally by comparing readings with another lens - and I leave it for the most part. It's sturdy and seems a good value.

            Now to your question: I don't know what the manufacturer recommends, but I would say you will find it very inconvenient to leave it on your camera and swap different lenses to it. Reason being that the fit to the lens is very snug. There is a rubber seal that makes the initial mounting quite a careful operation. I needed to apply a firm and even pressure for that initial mount. Granted, since I'm using it with one lens, I have no need to leave it on the camera but if I did, mounting lens would not be the "slap it on" that it usually is. If the rubber seal lost some of its stiffness over time, through continual mounting/dismounting, I'd worry about light leak or loose fit. I think you would find it slow and frustrating at best.

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            5.0

            Perfect adaptor for my usage

            By ajtaber

            from Green bay, wi

            Comments about Novoflex EOS/NIK-NT Lens Adapter for Nikon G Type Lenses to Canon EOS DSLR Cameras:

            Astrophotography is my niche and I couldn't get by with my canon 5d mark 3 without the Nikon 14-24 2.8 (best wide angle zoom on the market IMHO). I bought this adapter to use this lens with my Mark iii. The novoflex works perfectly. Tight fit with ability to manually change the aperture to wide open, which is what I need. You still need to manually focus the lens but all lenses used in astrophotography need to be manually focused. For me, it's perfect. Just wish it was a little cheaper. Very good quality metal. Built to last.

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            4.0

            Nice adapter

            By mp

            from Bellingham WA

            About Me Professional

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            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Novoflex EOS/NIK-NT Lens Adapter for Nikon G Type Lenses to Canon EOS DSLR Cameras:

                This is a very well made adapter that allows us to use our great Nikon glass on Canon bodies. The 'thumb' adapter ring works great. Pretty easy to on, and just push the clip to take it off.Works well.

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                3.0

                Good but beware

                By MikeW

                from New York, NY

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Not Durable
                • Poor Design

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Novoflex EOS/NIK-NT Lens Adapter for Nikon G Type Lenses to Canon EOS DSLR Cameras:

                  I have had this adapter for a little over a year now, and it broke on my in the middle of a shoot today. I was using it on my Canon C300, along with my Nikon 24-70 lens. The mount literally broke apart (The tiny screws all came lose, and the aperture metal ring bent, rendering the adapter unusable). Luckily, I have two and could continue shooting. Just beware of how much weight you put on this, and always carry a spare...

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  NIKON TO CANON LENS ADAPTER

                  By Geoff

                  from Melbourne, Australia

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape Photography

                    Comments about Novoflex EOS/NIK-NT Lens Adapter for Nikon G Type Lenses to Canon EOS DSLR Cameras:

                    Very well made, and secure fittings to both lens and Canon body. Although removing the adapter from the lens is a touch fiddly.

                    Would be nice if there was a way of having some reference to the aperture via a small scale.

                    As others have said, probably a little pricey for what it is.

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                    4.0

                    Solid piece of german technology

                    By 100plus

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Novoflex EOS/NIK-NT Lens Adapter for Nikon G Type Lenses to Canon EOS DSLR Cameras:

                        The adaptor firmly connects body and lenses. Easy to put on and take off. Not the cheapest for a "does the job" tool though.

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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Excellent!

                        By CCphotog

                        from Cape Cod, MA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery

                          Comments about Novoflex EOS/NIK-NT Lens Adapter for Nikon G Type Lenses to Canon EOS DSLR Cameras:

                          This version is a huge step forward and attaches to the 14-24 like butter, removes just as easily. It's perfect, a high quality adaptor.

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                          5.0

                          Worth the price

                          By Shanenator

                          from Columbus, OH

                          About Me Photography Student

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easily Interchangeable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Novoflex EOS/NIK-NT Lens Adapter for Nikon G Type Lenses to Canon EOS DSLR Cameras:

                              I was hesitant to buy this for a while, just because of the price, but I couldn't resist since I've had a Nikon 14-24 f2.8 and 70-200 f2.8 just laying around in my room for several months. The adapter is a little tricky to put on, due to the rubber weather sealing on of the lenses, but with little force, it fits right on. It mounts very secure to the camera and works like a charm. Sure you lose some funtions like having a precise f-stop and the preview of your scene is dark if you have the aperture closed, but the light meter still works just fine so you can easily balance the exposure that way.

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                              4.0

                              Works as advertised

                              By Irishman

                              from Scottsdale, AZ

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape Photography

                                  Comments about Novoflex EOS/NIK-NT Lens Adapter for Nikon G Type Lenses to Canon EOS DSLR Cameras:

                                  Bought this to be able to use the Nikon 14-24 on my Canon 5D MkII. Works perfectly and is a fine precision instrument. The only problem is the expense. I was worried about close tolerances and paint flaking off on my sensor from cheaper alternatives, so I guess you get what you pay for.

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                                  5.0

                                  Works wonderfully

                                  By uilleann

                                  from Lawrence, Kansas

                                  About Me Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use
                                    • Landscape Photography
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Studio
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about Novoflex EOS/NIK-NT Lens Adapter for Nikon G Type Lenses to Canon EOS DSLR Cameras:

                                    I'm now able to use a Nikon 14-24mm f 2.8G on Canon bodies (or any other G lens for that matter). The adapter mounts the lens firmly to the camera body and the aperture ring works well. Novoflex did a good job on this one. I may purchase another if I purchase any more Nikkor G lenses.

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                                    (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Works as advertised but way overpriced

                                    By genotypewriter

                                    from Melbourne, Australia

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Overpriced
                                    • Poor Design

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use
                                    • Home
                                    • Landscape Photography
                                    • Macro Photography
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Studio
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about Novoflex EOS/NIK-NT Lens Adapter for Nikon G Type Lenses to Canon EOS DSLR Cameras:

                                    I had two "made in China" adapters before getting this and I got this only for the aperture lever. I have to say it fits more tightly than the other two adapters that I used, which is nice. I've been using this for over an year now.If I'm trying to find faults in this there are three that are worth mentioning:1. Aperture lever is too short and stays too close to the surface of the camera body. This can make it difficult because you need to use the side of your finger or the tip of your finger to make aperture adjustments.2. The Nikon F aperture lever on the rear of the lens has a very short travel (from max aperture to min aperture) because it's meant to be controlled by a motor or whatever in the camera body at a very high precision. So when using the lever on the adapter, it's sometimes possible to make adjustments that are too big. If they had an option to extend the adapter's lever to get more travel and therefore make precise movements, things would've been ideal and would've solved problem #1 above too.3. Why doesn't this have a focus confirmation chip, especially at this price?! Zeiss ZE 50 1.4 has this feature along with the automatic aperture and not to mention the 7 elements of good glass carefully installed in a well built metal barrel with a smooth focus helicoid all for $700 something, while this flimsy adapter that's not even fully metal costs $300! Frankly, I don't rely on focus confirmation most of the time but after a day of manual focusing with a fast prime your eyes and brain get tired and it doesn't hurt to have this feature which is purely optional anyway.

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                                    • No

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                                    (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Very Cool, Very Expensive

                                    By c-hamp

                                    from gainesville, fl

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent Output
                                    • Durable
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                    • Tough To Attach

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Macro Photography
                                    • Wildlife Photos

                                    Comments about Novoflex EOS/NIK-NT Lens Adapter for Nikon G Type Lenses to Canon EOS DSLR Cameras:

                                    It is a nifty little gadget that allows you to mount your nikon lenses on a canon camera, perfect since a lot of the legacy nikon primes are cheap, manual only, and very very sharp. The aperture adjustment with the little blue tab is without stops, so you cannot really tell what aperture you are at, but that is what the LCD is very handy for. TTL flash still works, so the camera can still be semi auto when you set your shutter speed.

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