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VelloNikon F Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Adapter
 
4.4

(based on 31 reviews)

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    (19)

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    (8)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (19)
  • Durable (13)
  • Compact (12)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Great picture quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Video (4)
  • Landscape/scenery (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (8), Semi-pro photographer (7), Pro photographer (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (27)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome product on the cheap

Nicely packaged by B&H
The adapter mated my 50mm F1.4 F lens to the Sony A7R just fine.
Since this combination has rendered the camera manual, it does become a...Read complete review

Nicely packaged by B&H
The adapter mated my 50mm F1.4 F lens to the Sony A7R just fine.
Since this combination has rendered the camera manual, it does become a challenge. However the picture quality is a wow!
Would be nice if there is actually an automatic adapter specially for Nikon/Sony combination.... until then M mode is fun too
My newly purchased Rode mic (also from B&H) sits well too ;)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Must know before you buy.

I own two Vello adaptors The one for M mount lenses and for Nikon F lenses. They work but they do have some play with the lens on but it doesn't seem to affect...Read complete review

I own two Vello adaptors The one for M mount lenses and for Nikon F lenses. They work but they do have some play with the lens on but it doesn't seem to affect image quality. Two of the screws that hold the silver plate on the M mount adaptor fell of and the lense became disconected from it in my camera bag. I called Vello and a few days latter they sent me two screws, not three but two, OK. I put some thread lock on all the screws which is what they should have done maybe. But the one thing you need to know is that some lenses will not focus at infinity with these adaptors. For example my Voightlander 50mm f1.1 does not but my Voightlander 20mm f4 does. My 55mm f2.8 macro Nikkor does but my 35mm to 105 Nikor does at 105mm but not at 35mm. This will mostly not be noticable if you shoot at f8 or smaller but if you were to shoot with a larger apperture the image would be out of focus. If you are going to use these make sure you test your lens wide open at infinnity and decide if you can live with the results. I don't do a lot of landscapes so for me it's not a deal brecker. I do mostly portraits wich present no problem and I'm very happy to be able to use the older film camera lenses, that I feel are superior.

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4.0

Well Made

By Smokey

from Colorado

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Vello Nikon F Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Adapter:

      I use this lens adapter to attach Nikon lens to a Hasselblad Lunar. The connection is sturdy and secure. I had a old Nikon 105 Macro lens I wanted to try on the Lunar and it seems to work just as expected. Not to thrilled about having to manual focus but the connection I'd good and there are no issues with the adapter. It is well worth the $.

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      5.0

      Works great, great value!

      By Chico

      from Philadelphia

      Comments about Vello Nikon F Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Adapter:

      I'm using the Vello with a used Nikon Kogaku manual lens and having a blast with it!

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      5.0

      Awesome, and half the price of metabones

      By NoahOfSmithy

      from Gilbert, AZ

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Solid construction

      Cons

      • No Caps Included

      Best Uses

        Comments about Vello Nikon F Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Adapter:

        This is a wonderfully built, solid metal adapter for manual lenses. The only thing that would really add icing to the cake would be the inclusion of mount caps. For half the price of the equivalent metabones adapter, you couldn't ask for a better product. Unless you plan on using an autofocus lens, this is everything you need.

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        4.0

        Perfect

        By stantheman

        from NY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Vello Nikon F Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Adapter:

            Fits my Sony a6000 perfectly. Simple to use just follow instructions in camera guide. I now can use my Nikon glass on my Sony. It's also great working my camera in manual mode

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            3.0

            Pricey for what it does

            By CruzinCooler

            from Avenel, NJ

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Cheap Adapter
            • Works

            Cons

            • Manual Use Only
            • No Auto Features

            Best Uses

            • Cheap Adapter

            Comments about Vello Nikon F Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Adapter:

            All right quality but a bit pricey for what it does.

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            5.0

            Received what I wanted

            By Gort

            from Vancouver, BC

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vello Nikon F Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Adapter:

                Yep, received the item I was looking for. All in good shape.

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                5.0

                Really solid

                By Tony

                from Bay Area

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Vello Nikon F Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Adapter:

                Nothing empirical but it's a great feeling adaptor. I've had cheap ones and have a Metabones for the Canon to Sony and this one is definitely in the high end of the scale.

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                3.0

                Must know before you buy.

                By Federico

                from New York

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Vello Nikon F Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Adapter:

                    I own two Vello adaptors The one for M mount lenses and for Nikon F lenses. They work but they do have some play with the lens on but it doesn't seem to affect image quality. Two of the screws that hold the silver plate on the M mount adaptor fell of and the lense became disconected from it in my camera bag. I called Vello and a few days latter they sent me two screws, not three but two, OK. I put some thread lock on all the screws which is what they should have done maybe. But the one thing you need to know is that some lenses will not focus at infinity with these adaptors. For example my Voightlander 50mm f1.1 does not but my Voightlander 20mm f4 does. My 55mm f2.8 macro Nikkor does but my 35mm to 105 Nikor does at 105mm but not at 35mm. This will mostly not be noticable if you shoot at f8 or smaller but if you were to shoot with a larger apperture the image would be out of focus. If you are going to use these make sure you test your lens wide open at infinnity and decide if you can live with the results. I don't do a lot of landscapes so for me it's not a deal brecker. I do mostly portraits wich present no problem and I'm very happy to be able to use the older film camera lenses, that I feel are superior.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Solid

                    By Marpo

                    from Louisville, KY

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Vello Nikon F Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Adapter:

                    Nice adapter. Not much to say about it - it holds the lenses on firmly. No problems.

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                    5.0

                    Works beautifully

                    By Annabelle

                    from Minneapolis, MN

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Vello Nikon F Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Adapter:

                    I used it to shoot a wedding last week and it worked great! No complaints here.

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                    4.0

                    Awesome product on the cheap

                    By Whitestang

                    from Dubai

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Vello Nikon F Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Adapter:

                      Nicely packaged by B&H
                      The adapter mated my 50mm F1.4 F lens to the Sony A7R just fine.
                      Since this combination has rendered the camera manual, it does become a challenge. However the picture quality is a wow!
                      Would be nice if there is actually an automatic adapter specially for Nikon/Sony combination.... until then M mode is fun too
                      My newly purchased Rode mic (also from B&H) sits well too ;)

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Simple & Secure Adapter

                      By Joe

                      from Taneytown, MD

                      Comments about Vello Nikon F Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Adapter:

                      Great way to get continued use of the glass from my old Nikon E SLR. Works great with the telephoto, wide-angle and portrait lenses.

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                      1.0

                      Not even worth the money

                      By Joe

                      from Pittsburgh, PA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Vello Nikon F Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Adapter:

                      I have used several lens adapters and this is by far the least useful. It is very difficult to adjust the aperture on your lens, which is crucial given the camera cannot control the iris through it's computer. It is also difficult to attach and detach lenses. I recommend getting another adapter.

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                      5.0

                      Vello adapter

                      By tim

                      from Wilmington, NC

                      Comments about Vello Nikon F Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Adapter:

                      i bought this along with a Voightlander 40mm with the Nikon mount so I could use it not only with my d800e but also with my Sony a7II. I was not happy with the lens, so both are being returned. That particular adapter was not the correct one for the Voigtlander Nikon mount, so it would not work anyway. But, on the adapters behalf, it fit like a glove onto the Sony body but just couldn't fit the 40 to the adapter. I am not rating this adapter for said reason but, the rules say I have to , so it's a 5 because of the Sony fit.

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                      4.0

                      VERY ECONOMICAL SOLUTION!!!!!

                      By Fel the Werth

                      from Konotop

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about Vello Nikon F Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Adapter:

                        I own several Nikon lenses. And this past Christmas, I received a Sony A6000 as a present. And I wanted to use those lenses with the A6000. One of the main downside is the A6000 becomes a "manual" only camera! It's really shame because the Sony A6000 has one of the best auto focus of all cameras.

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                        4.0

                        It Works ... That's A Good Thing

                        By jjeffotto

                        from Woodbridge

                        Comments about Vello Nikon F Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Adapter:

                        As many have already said, this adapter works fine on my Sony A7r using both Nikon AF-D and Nikkor AIS lenses (manual focus only). No complaints with the functioning of the product. However, the fit and finish are not the best. The lens side of the adapter has a chrome facing that fits snugly. Sometimes it clicks when the lens seats into the adapter but most of the time it doesn't. The lens release button is small and can be fiddly. The camera side of the adapter does NOT have a chrome plate (just black painted metal that looks to be a continuation of the metal body). This could be considered good since there shouldn't be the possibility of light leaks that may occur when a separate plate is screwed to the barrel of the adapter. However, my guess is that it is made of aluminum and therefore softer than a chromed plate would be, which could eventually lead to wearing of the connection. Also, as stated in other reviews that I've read, the camera body connection is not at snug as the lens side. this doesn't appear to have any negative effect, yet. Overall, I am happy with this adapter and the price is right. I would suggest buying some Sony rear lens caps for the camera side of the adapter if you are like me and end up leaving the lens on the adapter. If not, then you'll need a nikon camera body cap for the lens side and a sony rear lens cap for the body side, since the adapter does not come with caps.

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                        5.0

                        The money adapter.

                        By JOgdenC

                        from Lexington, KY

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Vello Nikon F Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Adapter:

                            With the Vello E-Mount adapter I am able to use all my Nikon lens on my Sony a6000.
                            Love the camera and with this adapter I am able to use all my lens and do not have to buy new, expensive ones.
                            Only disadvantage - have to shoot in manual mode. But that is not so bad. Best way to shoot anyway.
                            Highly recommend this addition to your gear bag.

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                            5.0

                            Vello Adapter a Low-Cost Champ

                            By Johnny McB

                            from Los Angeles, CA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Nice Finish

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Vello Nikon F Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Adapter:

                                At about $, the Vello Nikon F-mount to Sony E-mount adapter is an inexpensive means to give new life to older Nikon lenses. It has allowed me to utilize a half-dozen Nikon manual lenses, some going back 30 years or more, with my brand new Sony A7s camera. It seems to be well made, fits snugly and securely with all my lenses, and looks like it belongs on the camera body. I recommend it.

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                                5.0

                                Excellent!

                                By JParra

                                from Washington DC

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Good Video Quality
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Video

                                  Comments about Vello Nikon F Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Adapter:

                                  Used with a SONY FS 100 and Nikon F 1.2
                                  A flawless performance!!! Very impress with quality... I will say that actual value of this very well done accessory exceeds many times its market price!!!

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                                  4.0

                                  Worked as expected

                                  By NinaG

                                  from Chicago, IL

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Vello Nikon F Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Adapter:

                                      I purchased a Sony Nex-6 and wanted to use an old Nikon lens I have so I purchased this Vello lens adapter. I cannot comment on this adapter's durability because I only kept it (and the NEX-6) for a few weeks. The adapter worked as anticipated. I was able to use focus peaking to focus w/ the adapted lens and could see aperture changes via live view. The adapter was easy to attach and remove from lens and mount.

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