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VelloLens Mount Adapter - Nikon F Lens to Canon EOS Camera
 
4.3

(based on 43 reviews)

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  • Durable (22)
  • Lightweight (17)
  • Easy to use (15)
  • Easily interchangeable (13)
  • Compact (9)

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    Best Uses

    • Video (9)
    • Landscape/scenery (8)
    • Sports/action (6)
    • Wildlife photos (6)
    • Family photos (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (14), Photo enthusiast (12), Pro photographer (9), Casual photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (32), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Very well made

    This adapter is a great deal if you have older prime Nikon lenses that you want to use on an EOS body.

    This adapter is a great deal if you have older prime Nikon lenses that you want to use on an EOS body.

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    Works Great!

    I have a Canon 7D and i wanted to use a Nikon lens so i bought this adapter. It works just great, the only thing is that if you don't have proper lighting changing...Read complete review

    I have a Canon 7D and i wanted to use a Nikon lens so i bought this adapter. It works just great, the only thing is that if you don't have proper lighting changing the aperture is a bit of a challenge.

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    5.0

    Good product

    By @iamdondada

    from Global citizen

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Video
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Vello Lens Mount Adapter - Nikon F Lens to Canon EOS Camera:

      Just too perfect!

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      • No

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      4.0

      A slightly tight fit

      By Angela Olga

      from Berlin, Germany

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vello Lens Mount Adapter - Nikon F Lens to Canon EOS Camera:

          I bought this adapter for my dad so he could use his old-school Soligor 28-80mm Macro lens (Nikon f-mount) on my old Canon T1i I gave him when I upgraded to a 70D. It was an exciting moment when it arrived - the adapter is solidly built and fit snugly onto the f-mount. A little too snugly, in fact, and I realised it was nearly impossible to turn the aperture ring with the adapter on due to these metal rail pieces on the lens that fit too closely inside of the groove in the adapter. After contemplating grinding down these rails with a dremel, my dad suggested trying a little white lithium grease. I applied a minuscule amount - only a slightly shiny coating - of grease to the surface of the rails on the lens and inside the groove of the adapter, put the adapter back on and mounted it on the T1i - and voila! The aperture ring turned smoothly back and forth, with the stops clicking nicely into place. When it comes to removing the adapter from the lens, the little metal release lever was slightly tricky to master, but once you get the hang of it the adapter will turn off. All and all this seems like a good, solid adapter to use with your old Nikon lenses on a Canon EOS (EF mount) camera.

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          • Yes

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          3.0

          Putting my old Nikon primes to use

          By Video Joe

          from Vail, CO

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Affordable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • DSLR Video

            Comments about Vello Lens Mount Adapter - Nikon F Lens to Canon EOS Camera:

            Got this to be able to use my old Nikkor glass on the digital 5D bodies for video. Works well, fit is a bit loose, but hasn't caused any issues. Requires a lens with an aperture ring to work properly and the viewfinder image dims as you stop down, but that's how it goes.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Fantastic and reliable Adapter

            By BPFilms

            from Canada

            Comments about Vello Lens Mount Adapter - Nikon F Lens to Canon EOS Camera:

            Works very well - incredibly secure and durable as one piece of machined metal.

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            4.0

            Manual focusing

            By AL

            from New York

            Comments about Vello Lens Mount Adapter - Nikon F Lens to Canon EOS Camera:

            I would recommend it only if you are confident in manual focusing because sometimes its very hard to get a nice sharp image as you get wit AF or even MF cannon lens. Using this adaptor does not allow the lens to communicate with the camera so if you have nikon lenses and you are good at MF then its good to have this and save a lot more money.

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            5.0

            Well Made

            By Scott

            from Phoenix, AZ

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vello Lens Mount Adapter - Nikon F Lens to Canon EOS Camera:

                I purchased this adapter so I could use my Nikon mount Rokinon 14mm lens with my Canon bodies. I was impressed with the fit of both the lens and the body (EOS-5D Mark III) to the adapter. There are some cheaper units available but I thought the price for this quality adapter was good. Might buy another on for some of my other Nikon lenses so I don't have to transfer it from lens to lens.

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                • No

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                5.0

                It works.

                By Sfinx70

                from NYC

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Vello Lens Mount Adapter - Nikon F Lens to Canon EOS Camera:

                    It's metal, good quality, and works exactly as you expect.

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                    3.0

                    Vello Adapter

                    By Paul k.

                    from orlando,fl.

                    About Me Pro Photographer

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                          Comments about Vello Lens Mount Adapter - Nikon F Lens to Canon EOS Camera:

                          Excellent fit,decent quality.

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                          • No

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                          3.0

                          Works Great!

                          By Ricky

                          from Bridgewater, NJ

                          About Me Casual Photographer

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                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Poor Video Quality

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel
                          • Video

                          Comments about Vello Lens Mount Adapter - Nikon F Lens to Canon EOS Camera:

                          I have a Canon 7D and i wanted to use a Nikon lens so i bought this adapter. It works just great, the only thing is that if you don't have proper lighting changing the aperture is a bit of a challenge.

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Much needed adaptor

                          By Dave59

                          from Northern Calif

                          Comments about Vello Lens Mount Adapter - Nikon F Lens to Canon EOS Camera:

                          This adaptor came quickly and has been an asset to my photography. Build quality is great.

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                          5.0

                          Works Great

                          By Don

                          from Kansas City, MO

                          About Me Pro Photographer

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                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Good Audio Quality
                          • Great Picture Quality
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Vello Lens Mount Adapter - Nikon F Lens to Canon EOS Camera:

                              I think these adapters used to be much more expensive an complicated. This one is great! I switched from Nikon to Canon about ten years ago and had about 15 Nikon lenses gathering dust. While the auto indexing does't transfer, the lenses work great on the Canon and retained their sharpness. I use it primarily for a 16 fisheye, an 18, a macro and a 600f4. I would only use that lens at f4 anyway. Love it!

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                              4.0

                              Exactly what I needed!!!!!

                              By Zues

                              from NSW, Australia

                              About Me Casual Photographer

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                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Vello Lens Mount Adapter - Nikon F Lens to Canon EOS Camera:

                                  I wanted to get an adapter to use with my dads old F-mount lenses he used on his fe back in the late 70s/80s. Obviously they didn't have autofocus etc. back then so this adapter was perfect for me. The main lens I wanted this adapter for was a Cosina 100-500mm. There is also a 2x teleconverter which seems to fit/work as well as just the lens does. I was unsure about such a large lens being used as it would seem to put a lot of stress on the adapter but so far so good!! I've had the lens on a tripod and the Canon 40D just balancing it out using the adapter and it has worked perfectly so far though I'm still not sure how safe that really is. There is the slightest of wobbles between lens and adapter if you really try to notice it but it's not something anyone should be put off by. Also, I'm not sure what other people were talking about saying it's difficult getting the adapter off or can't change aperture settings etc. The adapter has a little leaver you push down which then lets you easily twist the adapter and remove it. Then again maybe it's just a perfect fit for the lens I have. Would highly recommend this adapter, though only for older lens with manual focus etc.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  works great

                                  By mark

                                  from flemington nj

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Sports/Action

                                    Comments about Vello Lens Mount Adapter - Nikon F Lens to Canon EOS Camera:

                                    I have a nikon 100-300 zoom lens and I attached the Vello lens adapter to my
                                    canon t3i and it worked very well i used it to shoot my daughters gymnastics
                                    meet I thought it was easy to put on the lens and to add and take off my camera

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                                    • Yes

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                                    4.0

                                    It works... but....

                                    By Big T

                                    from Las Vegas, NV

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Vello Lens Mount Adapter - Nikon F Lens to Canon EOS Camera:

                                        Works as advertised but it rubs up against my aperture ring effectively locking the lens at whatever F stop it was at when installed. I have a Tamron lens. I just leave the lens wide open now. I think its the lens' fault.

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                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        Great money saver

                                        By Fisch

                                        from Oakhurst, NJ

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                        Pros

                                        • Easy to Use

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Wildlife Photos

                                          Comments about Vello Lens Mount Adapter - Nikon F Lens to Canon EOS Camera:

                                          Great product to make use of my old manual Nikon F mount lenses. I was planning to sell the old Nikon lenses to purchase a new Canon lens but was pleasantly surprised to see how well it worked. Plan on purchasing one for each of my older Nikon lenses.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Works great

                                          By marten barten

                                          from seattle

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                          Pros

                                          • Easy to Use

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Vello Lens Mount Adapter - Nikon F Lens to Canon EOS Camera:

                                              Easy to use, works just how it should.

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                                              • Yes

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                                              5.0

                                              Great product

                                              By Alex G

                                              from Daly City, CA

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                                                    Comments about Vello Lens Mount Adapter - Nikon F Lens to Canon EOS Camera:

                                                    I have Nikon FM-10 camera and now when everything go digital I can use F lenses to my Canon EOS camera. It works grate, even with russian Helios 81-N f2/50mm lens which has the same mount as Nikon F lenses

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Fit and finish

                                                    By Juan

                                                    from Ontario

                                                    Comments about Vello Lens Mount Adapter - Nikon F Lens to Canon EOS Camera:

                                                    Looks good. Have a micro Nikon with extension tube and switch between both with ease.
                                                    Recommended if you don't need auto functions

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Very well made

                                                    By Moxy

                                                    from North Carolina

                                                    About Me Pro Photographer

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                                                    Pros

                                                    • Compact
                                                    • Durable
                                                    • Easy to Use
                                                    • Great Picture Quality
                                                    • Lightweight

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Video

                                                      Comments about Vello Lens Mount Adapter - Nikon F Lens to Canon EOS Camera:

                                                      This adapter is a great deal if you have older prime Nikon lenses that you want to use on an EOS body.

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                                                      • No

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                                                      5.0

                                                      The best!

                                                      By Gil

                                                      from Anderson, South Carolina

                                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Compact
                                                      • Durable
                                                      • Easy to Use
                                                      • Lightweight

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

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

                                                        Comments about Vello Lens Mount Adapter - Nikon F Lens to Canon EOS Camera:

                                                        This is a very useful tool. Granted it's not for auto-focus lenses, but if you have a good eye for manuel focus this little adapter will open a wide range of possibilities for you. My favorite lens to use is the Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8 zoom lens. Picture quality was excellent and just all round fun. Now I will say that it is not all that useful when shooting in Live-View on M because when you change the apiture on the lens, it darkens up, even in broud daylight. But when set to video mode (if you have video on your Canon) you can take see what your doing, and the picture is beautiful. So I would highly recommend this Adapter. Vello is amazing.

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                                                        • No

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