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NikonFT1 Mount Adapter
 
4.6

(based on 59 reviews)

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    (41)

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    (15)

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    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (28)
  • Firm mount (24)
  • Easy to use (12)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Durable (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (9)
  • Wildlife photos (7)
  • Landscape/scenery (6)
  • Video (4)
  • Family photos (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (31), Semi-pro photographer (9), Pro photographer (5), Casual photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (51)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

V1+FT1+300mm f/4+TC14 = One Sharp Combo

I use the FT1 with the V1 to get extra reach with my telephoto lenses and have been very impressed. The combo in the title gives me an equivalent 1134mm focal length with a...Read complete review

I use the FT1 with the V1 to get extra reach with my telephoto lenses and have been very impressed. The combo in the title gives me an equivalent 1134mm focal length with a f/5.6 f-stop. Adding a decent tripod resulted in very sharp images. I took this to FLA recently to nab some birds and was not disappointed. BIF's were a bit of a challenge due to limited AF with the FT1, but the alternative to get these results is to carry big/expensive glass.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Beware Third Party Lens

I bought this adapter to use with long lens for wildlife. It attached easily to my V1 and lens attach easily. Unfortunately, my Tamron autofocus lens will not work. An older Tamron lens...Read complete review

I bought this adapter to use with long lens for wildlife. It attached easily to my V1 and lens attach easily. Unfortunately, my Tamron autofocus lens will not work. An older Tamron lens without autofocus works fine on the adapter. I had read early reviews indicating the Tamron autofocus lens would work but it seems with updated Nikon firmware the lens are not recognized. Both Nikon (not surprising) and Tamron (disappointing) are unresponsive when the problem is pointed out. I am keeping the adapter and replacing my Tamron 70-300 lens with a Nikon 70-300.

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5.0

Best Nikon 1 Accessory

By Jeff

from OH

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Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Wildlife

      Comments about Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter:

      I use this to run my 70-200mm f4 and 50mm f1.4 on a Nikon 1 J5. The 2.7x crop factor is pretty awesome with both lenses (540mm f4), and image quality is amazing. I run my D7100 like this anyway, but keep in mind that the adapter only permits use of the center focus point.

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      5.0

      Can still use old lenses

      By DixieGal

      from Atlanta, Ga

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      Pros

      • Firm Mount
      • Flat Glass
      • Strong Construction
      • Strong Effect

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter:

          Recently upgraded from the Nikon D3200 to the J5. I love that I had the fun of the new light weight camera, but can still choose from all of my old lenses. It is wonderful to not have to feel like you have to start all over with lenses, especially specialty lenses like the Lensbaby series.

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          5.0

          FT1 mount adapter

          By Daniel Cross

          from Coyhaique

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Firm Mount
          • Strong Construction
          • Strong Effect

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter:

              Extremely well constructed. For me make possible the use of any of my NIKKOR lenses with Nikon 1 V3 camera. It communicates very well with the camera, allowing autofocus and iris. Strongly recommended top any that wants to use the power of Nikon 1 V3 camera with NIKKOR lenses.

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              5.0

              As advertised

              By stauntonian

              from staunton, va

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              Pros

              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter:

                  I have tried each F-mount lens in my kit with this adapter on the v3 and it does indeed work as advertised. It even works with a seaming 14 mm lens (w/chip). Using a 50 mm or 85 mm lens is a bit large but manageable.

                  With an 80-400 mm lens it is certainly an impressive field of view. It even works with a 1.4 teleconverter attached although the sharpness suffers since the aperture is reduced to f/8. Otherwise, this is a great addition to my kit. This, with the 80-400 mm lens on the v3 will be great for birding.

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                  5.0

                  Adapter provides mounting foot

                  By Slothead

                  from Frederick, MD

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                  Pros

                  • Firm Mount
                  • Good Lens Mount
                  • Good Mountfoot
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter:

                      I use this adapter with my N1 J5 and it works like a charm. It conveys electronic contrls for Af and VR (when used with a capable lens), and attaches quickly and easily. It always steps up to the plate and gets the job done when I need it.

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                      5.0

                      FT1 Mount great with 50mm 1.8 Nikor

                      By Are you kidding

                      from Metro Chicago area

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                      Pros

                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artwork

                        Comments about Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter:

                        B&H is a pleasure to do business with.
                        Nikon 1 V3 with FT1 adapter is great to work with. Excellent product!

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                        5.0

                        Smart FT-1

                        By Chief

                        from NYC

                        Comments about Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter:

                        Great, can use all FX lenses.

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                        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Useful Nikon 1 Accessory

                        By BRSac

                        from Sacramento CA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Center Focus Spot Only

                        Best Uses

                        • Super Telephone Images

                        Comments about Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter:

                        I use this with a V3 body and Nikon 70-300 f/4.5/5.6 VR (FX) lens. This combo produces impressive images with eye-popping magnification (up to about 800mm effective focal length).There are some limitations (see the Nikon website), the most important being Center Spot focusing only. This hasn't bothered me much.A built-in tripod mount supports the body and lens. This is important, since most FX lenses exceed Nikon's weight recommendations for using the camera tripod mount.Nikon makes a 70-300mm lens for the Nikon 1 system which supports all Nikon 1 functionality. It's more expensive than my 70-300 FX, and the needed (because of the weight recommendation) tripod mount is an accessory. C'mon, Nikon...I recommend this to anyone with an Nikon 1 body and one or more FX telephoto lenses.

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                        5.0

                        Great for Using My Longer FX Lenses

                        By Bruce K.

                        from Los Angeles, CA

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                        Pros

                        • Firm Mount
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Expensive

                        Best Uses

                        • 27x On Tele Lens

                        Comments about Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter:

                        Got this item to use on a Nikon (2216) 18-300mm DX lens. I wanted to get the new 70-300mm N1 lens, but got tired of waiting. I have an upcoming trip and just ran out of time. I got the Nikon 18-300mm DX G lens with this adapter as an alternative. You can read my more comprehensive review of using this adapter with the 18-300mm DX lens under that product on the B&H site. The only real complaint I have with this adapter is that it has a single focus point on the N1V2. I have used the 18-300mm DX, 18-200mm DX and 28-300mm FX lenses and they all show just the single focus point on the V2. I wish Nikon would have provided the multiple focus/exposure points that the other CX lenses have on the V2. The price seems a bit high for what it is too, but that is just Nikon policy and has been for years. The tripod socket is a nice feature since the 18-300mm DX and the N1 70-300mm do not have a tripod mount (you can purchase a tripod mount separate for the N1 70-300mm). The biggest thing this mount provides is the ability to use some longer lenses on two different mounts, F and CX.

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                        5.0

                        Must have for Nikon 1 series

                        By Harv

                        from Gold Coast, Australia

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                        Pros

                        • Easy to use
                        • Firm Mount

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Allows Use Of Pro Lenses

                        Comments about Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter:

                        FT1 is amazing, it means I can have all the benefits of my pro lenses with the added advantage of the cx 2.7 crop and lens speed of f2.8

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                        5.0

                        Flexibility

                        By stbdtack

                        from Annapolis

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                        Pros

                        • Firm Mount
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter:

                            Love the advantage of using my expensive collection of FX lenses with my new Nikon 1. So far the pictures are great.

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                            5.0

                            I would not have bought the 1 V3 without

                            By appleman

                            from New Philadelphia, Ohio

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                            Pros

                            • Firm Mount
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter:

                                Works great with recommended lenses and others with limitations.

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                                5.0

                                works well

                                By jerry

                                from chicago area.

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                                Pros

                                • Firm Mount
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter:

                                    required a quick reboot form Nikon (ovcer phone) but works well.

                                    Can get a bit heavy with long teles.

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                                    5.0

                                    Excellent Product

                                    By DougC

                                    from Houston

                                    Comments about Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter:

                                    Well made and fits like it should. This really adds a new dimension to the Nikon 1 system. Used it first with my 300 AF-S f2.8 VR with amazing results. Well worth the investment.

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                                    5.0

                                    nice tool to pick up old lens

                                    By Calvin

                                    from Houston, TX

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

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                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Use

                                    Cons

                                    • Bulky

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Wildlife Photos

                                    Comments about Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter:

                                    During the transition from the large SLR to the smaller system, it seems those old lens will stay in their boxes for ever. Here comes the FT1, who saves those old lens and makes the 1 system more attractive.

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                                    5.0

                                    Nikon FT1 adaptor

                                    By Tom

                                    from Bardonia, NY

                                    Comments about Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter:

                                    I bought this to use with a Nikon 70-300 I bought at the same time. So far I've only used them a couple of times but they work great. Got some great photos of eagles on ice floes in the Hudson.

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                                    5.0

                                    Widen Your Horizons

                                    By General

                                    from Nebraska

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                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Family Photos
                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Travel
                                      • Weddings/Events

                                      Comments about Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter:

                                      Add a whole arsenal of lenses to your Nikon 1 camera. I used the FT1 Mount Adapter to allow the use of my collection of Nikon/Nikkor lenses on my Nikon J1 camera. It works just fine.

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                                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      FT1 Mount Adapter by Nikon

                                      By jt

                                      from connecticut

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Easy to Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Wildlife Photos

                                        Comments about Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter:

                                        Great product if you already have Nikon glass.
                                        Not as good as the exotics but a much cheaper price.
                                        Use with 300F4 and tc1.4. work great. Really brings the birds in when you cant get close.

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                                        • Yes

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                                        5.0

                                        Great addition to the Nikon 1 camera

                                        By Fish

                                        from Kernersville NC

                                        Comments about Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter:

                                        Got this adapture to use my DX and FX lenses on the Nikon 1. Works great and with the high end glass images are outstanding.

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                                        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        3.0

                                        Beware Third Party Lens

                                        By Dave the disappointed

                                        from Denver, CO

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                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Wildlife Photos

                                          Comments about Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter:

                                          I bought this adapter to use with long lens for wildlife. It attached easily to my V1 and lens attach easily. Unfortunately, my Tamron autofocus lens will not work. An older Tamron lens without autofocus works fine on the adapter. I had read early reviews indicating the Tamron autofocus lens would work but it seems with updated Nikon firmware the lens are not recognized. Both Nikon (not surprising) and Tamron (disappointing) are unresponsive when the problem is pointed out. I am keeping the adapter and replacing my Tamron 70-300 lens with a Nikon 70-300.

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                                          • No

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