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VelloNikon G Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Adapter
 
4.0

(based on 12 reviews)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Durable (6)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (4)
  • Landscape/scenery (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (5), Semi-pro photographer (4), Pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works great!

Got a Sony A7s and wanted to adapt my Nikon 'D' and 'AIS' lenses to the FE mount. Since those lenses have their own aperture ring (unlike Nikon 'G'), I...Read complete review

Got a Sony A7s and wanted to adapt my Nikon 'D' and 'AIS' lenses to the FE mount. Since those lenses have their own aperture ring (unlike Nikon 'G'), I could have simply gotten the F-mount version known as LA-NEX-NF, but I wanted to have a smooth non-indexed aperture change capability, and also, borrow my colleagues' Nikon G lenses without a problem.The adapter precisely fit both the male and female lens mounts- not too tight, and no play. The aperture ring operated smoothly.I would have liked if the aperture ring had a different knurling or texture, since it was hard to find by feel.The tripod mount, another feature which differentiates the LA-NEX-NF from the LA-NEX-NG, was useful for its intended purpose, but note that it means that operation of the aperture ring can be awkward.I am overjoyed to give my old lenses new life on the new body, and save money in the process.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good value, but be aware...

Fits my kit lens from my Nikon 5100 perfectly (AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm, 1:3.5-5.6 G) and an old Nikkor 50mm, 1.8F just fine. The adapter's manual aperture control works silky...Read complete review

Fits my kit lens from my Nikon 5100 perfectly (AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm, 1:3.5-5.6 G) and an old Nikkor 50mm, 1.8F just fine. The adapter's manual aperture control works silky smooth on both these "G"elded and non-G lenses, respectively.

However, the big dissapointment was with my Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm (VR; 1:3.5-5.6 G ED). The tolerance is way too tight, making the adapter aperture control unusable (you have to really twist to get it to work). It "works", but again, not in a fashion that would be considered useable.

Other than the above issue, which is considerable, I would've given this product 5 stars. Good build quality for the money.

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5.0

Works as advertised

By Al S

from Union City, CA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

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

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

    Works great, perfect fit! Photos are sharp. The all black look matched the gear well.

    At $60 for this version, I can control the aperture manually from the adapter. If you don't want it, there's the $50 without this feature.

    I'm very happy with this adapter.

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    3.0

    Works well, watch foot alignment

    By Jeff Nash

    from NYC

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

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

    Mine mounted with very little play between lens and adapter and little play between adapter and camera body. I think it would have been fine for video and certainly photography use. There was the slightest movement if you tried to shimmy it, but was almost completely insignificant.

    The aperture ring worked well and smooth on my various 80's to modern Nikon lens collection.

    The (seemingly) non-removable support foot on mine wasn't plumb with the lens direction. I'm sure it would be ok, but I will return it and save up for a Metabones speed booster adapter instead.

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    5.0

    Makes the transition easy

    By Russ

    from New Haven, CT

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

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

      This product exceeded my expectations. Allowed me to attach my favorite DX lenses to my used NEX-6. Great construction and I like that it allowed me to adjust the aperture directly on the mount.

      With focus peaking on the Sony EVFs, makes using your favorite Nikon lenses a breeze.

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      2.0

      Confirmation does not work on AFS 18-200

      By Tony Page

      from Sydney, Australia

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

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

      I bought this product mainly to allow my wife to use a Nikkor AFS 18-200 DX on her A6000. Unfortunately, as another poster has commented, although the adapter fits the lens (tightly) the aperture ring is completely immoveable, I'm not sure why. On other Nikon lenses it seems to work OK, although the throw is very small from max to min.
      I also had a problem with the chrome lens release button breaking off on its first use, but as this has not been mentioned in reviews it may just have been a one-off manufacturing problem.

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      3.0

      Works fine with my Nikon lenses, but build quality is low.

      By utcinema

      from Staten Island, NY

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Flimsy Construction

        Best Uses

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

          This adapter works fine with my Rokinon Nikon lenses. Also with my old Tamron lenses for my Nikon D300.
          The tripod mount is horrable. It is not horizonltal in two directions. I had to unscrew it and use my sony camera mount.

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          4.0

          A good value

          By chk

          from Rhode Island

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              This is my first so I can't compare it to others. Made well and solid. A very, very small amount of rotational play but does not effect it's use. Like all adapters that manually close the aperture, there is no way of telling what f-stop you are actually on except for full wide or fully closed down.

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              4.0

              Iris tab doesn't work on some Nikon lenses.

              By Matt

              from Washington, DC

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  The aperture adjustment ring doesn't turn when mounted to a Nikkor 18-200 VR (v1). It does work well on other lenses, like my 35mm f/1.8G and a Tokina 11-16mm DX (non-CPU). The other problem is the Sony E mount side. After mounting it to an a6000, other E mount lenses (native) have about 1mm of rotational play on the mount. This is probably due to poor machining tolerances that forced a part of the body flange loose. Overall, for the price, this is a good utility item to have.

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                  5.0

                  Works!

                  By Fred

                  from Goshen, NY

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

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

                  Works flawlessly on my Nikon G lens.

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                  5.0

                  Works great!

                  By NR

                  from Brooklyn

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer
                  Staff Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Saving A Lot On Lenses

                  Cons

                  • Awkward Aperture Control

                  Best Uses

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

                    Got a Sony A7s and wanted to adapt my Nikon 'D' and 'AIS' lenses to the FE mount. Since those lenses have their own aperture ring (unlike Nikon 'G'), I could have simply gotten the F-mount version known as LA-NEX-NF, but I wanted to have a smooth non-indexed aperture change capability, and also, borrow my colleagues' Nikon G lenses without a problem.The adapter precisely fit both the male and female lens mounts- not too tight, and no play. The aperture ring operated smoothly.I would have liked if the aperture ring had a different knurling or texture, since it was hard to find by feel.The tripod mount, another feature which differentiates the LA-NEX-NF from the LA-NEX-NG, was useful for its intended purpose, but note that it means that operation of the aperture ring can be awkward.I am overjoyed to give my old lenses new life on the new body, and save money in the process.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Love this.

                    By Jonycon

                    from dc

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel
                      • Wildlife Photos

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

                      When I bought this I had no need for the aperture control. I bought it because it had the tripod mount. Glad I spent the extra money. I now have a G lens that needs to be stopped down. Even happier now.

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                      3.0

                      Good value, but be aware...

                      By Lux Luther

                      from Quebec, QC

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Good value

                      Cons

                      • Poor Fit With 18-200mm Vr
                      • Poor Fit With Some Lenses

                      Best Uses

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

                        Fits my kit lens from my Nikon 5100 perfectly (AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm, 1:3.5-5.6 G) and an old Nikkor 50mm, 1.8F just fine. The adapter's manual aperture control works silky smooth on both these "G"elded and non-G lenses, respectively.

                        However, the big dissapointment was with my Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm (VR; 1:3.5-5.6 G ED). The tolerance is way too tight, making the adapter aperture control unusable (you have to really twist to get it to work). It "works", but again, not in a fashion that would be considered useable.

                        Other than the above issue, which is considerable, I would've given this product 5 stars. Good build quality for the money.

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Why buy more lenses?

                        By regi

                        from Bronx, NY

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Macro
                          • Travel

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

                          Very simple to use so Nikon G (and D) lenses can be used with my NEX 5n. no AF, but still beats buying more fast glass for the NEX, which I don't want to do anytime soon.

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