Use Your Nikon F Lens on a Sony E-Mount Camera with this Vello Adapter

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Gone are the days of limiting yourself to one system, especially when you can take advantage of the new Vello Auto Lens Adapter, available at the beginning of May 2016. Whether you shoot with Sony and Nikon systems or are in the middle of transitioning from one to the other, this adapter allows you to mount your Nikon lenses on a full-frame or APS-C Sony E-mount mirrorless camera body and retain complete automatic functionality. Autofocus, phase-detect support, auto exposure, and the ability to adjust aperture settings from the camera body will all be supported for most G-type and E-type Nikon lenses. Most Nikon D-type lenses will have access to auto-exposure capabilities and be able to communicate Exif data through the adapter to the camera body. Image stabilization is also supported and will work with Sony’s in-body stabilization systems.

Durable metal construction ensures long-term durability, while a matte-black interior works to prevent unwanted flare and reflections, for optimal image quality. An integrated tripod foot with the standard ¼"-20 socket can be used when mounting heavy lenses on your mirrorless camera body to eliminate stress on the camera’s lens mount. Enjoy expanding your shooting capabilities with this Auto Lens Adapter.

For full compatibility between Nikon lenses and Sony cameras, please visit this page on the manufacturer's website.

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I would like to try the Vello adapter, especially with my Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR, but knowing how much better the Nikon bodies AF over the a-series (mine is an a6300 right now), I'm afraid it may be a futile effort.  I don't want to waste anyone's time and money.  If I order it and it turns out not to work as well as I had hoped, can I return it with no penalty (like return shipping and insurance)?

According to the compatibility chart, the Version 4 Adapter should enable fairly fast autofocus using the AF-S 300mm f/4E on the a63000.  Though, this can always be hit or miss when using adapters when translating two different languages in real time in order to enable AF.  That being said, B&H does have a 30-day Return Policy.  Though, unless the adapter arrives damaged or defective, you would need to handle the cost of shipping back. 

This adapter series sounds like a welcome addition.  Is anyone working on a similar series to adapt Nikon lenses to Fujifilm bodies?

My understanding from B & H is that yes, there is an adaptor available to mount Nikon lenses to Fuji X series cameras. The exact model of said adaptor escapes me at the moment. Give B & H a call or do a live chat. They will steer you in the right direction. I'm comtemplating getting that adaptor for my new X-T1 as I own four Nikon F Mount lenses.

I haven’t heard of any auto adapters on the market or being released for Nikon to Fuji.  Though, until a manufacturer made an announcement, we typically wouldn’t know what might be in the works. 

All the cameras on the list you link to are A-series. Will this work for the NEX cameras? (Specificaly interested in the NEX-7 which seems to get very little love from the after-market manufacturers.)

According to Vello, they are testing more and more lenses and cameras and will be updating the chart regularly.  Though, as you’ve noted, the NEX-7 has yet to be tested, so I wouldn’t be able to say what type of functionality it will have with which Nikon lenses. 

Would be keenly interested in knowing if this would provide aperture control of Nikon G lenses from the Sony PXW-FS7.  Are there any sources for a definitive answer to this?

Unfortunately, it doesn’t look as though the FS7 has been tested with the adapter yet.  As such, we wouldn’t be able to guarantee what type of functionality the adapter would have with the FS7 and which Nikon G lenses.  Hopefully the FS7 will be tested soon by Vello.

THIS ADAPTER VILL KEEP THE SAME FOCAL LENGTH VALUE OF THE LENS OR EVERY VALUE VILL BE MULTIPLIED BY 1.5  ( FX LENS TO EF. MOUNTH SONY 7RII FOR EXEMPLE ) AND HOW ABOUT WHEN CAMERA SET ON APSC.THE MPIX. OF THE CAMERA STAY OR IT DOWNS ( eg. FROM 43MP. DOWN TO 18MP. ONLY ) PLEASE ANY ONE LET ME KNOW THAT , THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

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This adapter will have absolutely no impact on the focal length of the lens.  Using an FX lens with this adapter on a full frame Sony E-mount body, the focal length and angle of view will remain the same.  As for APS-C sensor mode in the a7 series of cameras, this will crop the amount of sensor the camera is using, and will thus cut down on the resolution/megapixels.  When one is using APS-C sensor mode with the a7R II, the resolution would go from roughly 43MP to 18MP (in the 3:2 aspect ratio). 

I have a Sony fs100 and I use Nikon lenses. can I use this adapter for my camera ?

I would think it would work with any E-mount camera, though the adapter has just been announced, and we do not have a definitive list of compatible cameras/lenses yet.  When this information becomes available, we will have it up on our site. 

This looks like a rebranded Commlite CM-ENF-E(1) and there have been a lof of problems with lens and camera compatability. Commlite is currently saying it only works on Sony A7Rii, A7Sii, A7ii and A6300 with firmware version 2.0. How is this different from the Commlite CM-ENF-E(1) ?

I’m not familiar with Commlite products, so I wouldn’t be able to talk about the possible differences between the two adapters.  We don’t have a compatibility list for the Vello adapter at this time.  As soon as we do, we will have it up on our site. 

So, is this better than what is already out there? Or just another brand that will probably not work well enough to actually use? If it can use a nikon lens as good as a native lens than this would be exciting news. Now that I think about it, the other adapters are for Canon so maybe that is why this is special.

This would be among the very first auto adapters for Nikon lenses.  I doubt that the autofocus with this adapter would be as good as with a native E-mount lens.  The early Canon auto adapters didn’t tend to be overly fast or accurate.  It will also likely depend on the camera the adapter is being used on.  That being said, the adapter has just been announced.  We would have to wait till the adapter is released in May to get a better idea about how well the adapter functions. 

This is great, another adapter for the E-mount Sony cameras!  Other adapters have been slow in autofocus, I hope this does better.  Does anyone know if this will work with just the A7 (not the A7 II)?

This adapter was just announced, and we do not have a comprehensive list of the compatible cameras and lenses at this time.  Hopefully one will be soon coming.  That being said, I would think the adapter would work with any E-mount camera. 

This is great, another adapter for the E-mount Sony cameras!  Other adapters have been slow in autofocus, I hope this does better.  Does anyone know if this will work with just the A7 (not the A7 II)?

What about Leica or Nikon lenses for Canon Mount?

I’m not aware of any lenses Nikon has made for the Canon mount.  That being said, this adapter is for the Nikon F-mount.  If you have EF mount lenses, you would need to look at a Canon EF/EF-S to Sony E-mount adapter

The article states: most G-type and E-type lens for full auto capability. Just wonder what G and E type lenses are excluded? Any specific criteria?

Hi Tin - Great question. All of the lenses are being tested. There should be a detailed chart available soon! Thanks!

What about Nikon Manual FX Lens?

Hi David, Perhaps we'll know more once the detailed chart comes out! *Fingers crossed!* 

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