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VelloNikon F Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Adapter
 
4.1

(based on 51 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (27)

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    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (5)

90%

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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1.0

Never

By Paul

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

After attaching a 28mm Nikkor to this adapter I could not remove it rendering it useless except on Sony.

 
4.0

Works Perfectly

By howdini

from NYC

Verified Buyer

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

I inherited a Nikon F100 with a Nikkor 28-105 f3.5 and a Nikkor 70-300 f4.5: this adapter works perfectly with both lenses on my Sony NEX-6. It seems very solidly built, the lens feels nice and secure when mounted, and the price is certainly right.

 
1.0

Broke in 30 seconds

By Rick

from Undisclosed

Site Member

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

I opened the box on my newly arrived Vello adapter, read the manual, mounted a Nikon lens on the adapter, noticing that a little pin dropped into place. The instructions said to pull the pin up in order to remove the lens. The pin wouldn't budge so I applied some pressure with the edge of a butter knife. The pin snapped off. Now the adapter is stuck on the lens. I'm going to have to take the lens to a repair shop to see if they can remove the adapter. I'm also going to try to get my money back.

 
5.0

Solid and functional

By Snap

from Undisclosed

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

Does the job as advertised. Creates a solid connection between lens and camera. Does not seem to effect picture quality.

 
3.0

I would recommend this product so Sony and Nikon users

By Robbie

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

This product works really well and fits my camera and lens. It doesn't let in a lot of light so in order to use my lens I have to be it a pretty lit area but that is mainly due to the lens and not the adaptor.

 
5.0

Yes, I would buy it again.

By Andrei

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Great product for good price.
Highly recommend.

 
5.0

Good quality adapter

By BW

from Undisclosed

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

This adapter works great. Build quality is nice. I can't tell if it is all metal or not but it's solid in any case. I don't have any issue with removing it from the camera or lenses.

 
2.0

Does not focus to infinity

By Colton

from Charlottesville

Verified Buyer

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

Love using my old MF lenses on my sony a6500 but with my Nikon 50mm f1.8 it doesn't focus to infinity which sucks. Works just fine for portraiture though.

 
5.0

Just what I needed

By Diego

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

It's perfect, it does not wobbles and I barely notice it's there. Highly recommended

 
4.0

Solid build quality for the price

By Gabriel

from Undisclosed

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

It has absolutely no wiggle room in the mounts and I feel perfectly confident holding the camera by the lens and vice-versa while using this adapter. It feels very well built. I only didn't give it 5 stars because the pin that locks the rotation of the Nikon lens isn't as snappy as it should be. It feels like the spring isn't as strong or that there's not enough room for the pin to move freely. Remember to buy an F-mount body cap and an E-mount rear lens cap with this product to prevent dust from getting into the adapter.

(0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good store

By Kelvin

from Singapore

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

Nice

 
4.0

Adapter Works But It's All About the Lens

By Justin

from Undisclosed

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

My adapter just came in the mail. Seems to work perfectly. Only problem is my images look awful. I'm going to blame that on the fact I'm using a cheap Korean Kalimar film lens rather than the adapter itself.

(1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

STAY AWAY FROM THIS ONE

By Frederick

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

DOES NOT LOCK IN FIRMLY-DO NOT BUY THIS ONE-35 YRS. PRO SHOOTER

 
4.0

Works well for MF Nikkor lenses

By John

from Undisclosed

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

The Vello Adapter works well for MF Nikkor lenses, however the labeling on the adapter is confusing, suggesting that it is intended for NEX lenses to be mounted on Nikon, rather than the other way around....

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

"Can still be removed easily" (LOL)

By Cory

from Undisclosed

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

This product is great for semi-permanently adapting your lens for use on an E-Mount camera. Expect to use a pair of pliers and risk damaging your lens if you ever want to take it off. It is amazing that a product with this simple of a use can be designed so terribly.

 
5.0

Adapter - Lensbaby Composer Pro

By Rick in Spokane

from Spokane Valley, WA.

Verified Buyer

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

I just purchased my first mirrorless camera from B&H, the Sony a7RII, which arrived a few weeks ago. I didn't have any legacy lenses that would carry over; other than, a Lensbaby Composer Pro. Contacted B&H and learned this inexpensive adapter would work. The Lensbaby is a manually focused lens so there's no connectivity issues. It works great! Plus, it saved me from having to go out a purchase a Lensbaby to work with my Sony a7II.

 
5.0

Does it's job, seems sturdy so far

By Scott

from New York

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

I use this on my SONYA7SII with an old manual nikon film lens 70-200. Works well, no complaints. Good construction, does not feel like it's going to fall off. I'd recommend it, fair price.

 
4.0

Good product!

By Aaron

from Undisclosed

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

Bought this adapter to use Nikon AIS lenses on a Sony A7RII. Found this to be a very good product. The lens side of the adapter was a little tight but worked well. Camera side tolerance is great. I had bad experience with brand Mxx adapters. Tried two of those and they were too tight on the camera side. Felt like grinding when putting the adapters onto the camera. The Mxx adapters cost twice as much as Vello!

 
4.0

Nikkor 16mm 3.5 does not fit

By Hector C Hernandez

from Mexico City

Verified Buyer

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

Works with all Nikkor F lenses except with my Nikkor 16mm 3.5

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Product, Simple & Funtional

By AM

from NYC

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

The Vello Nikon F Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Adapter came in as an incredible surprise. After browsing for possible adapters for my Nikon AIS lenses to be used on a Sony A7Rii, I decided to walk into the store and test it. I brought along my Nikkor 24mm manual lens, attached it to the adapter, and took some shots at different f-stops from wide open to minimum aperture. Right there I did exactly the same with the Sony FE 28mm, and the Batis 25mm, the two other alternatives to my wide angle needs. To my surprise, the Nikon lens was sharper than both in the center wide open at f2.8 !!! The Nikon was sharper than the Sony 28mm at all apertures. And only after closing down to f4/5.6 and smaller was the Batis about the same as the Nikon. Now, the Batis did much better than the Nikon towards the edges and handling Chromatic Aberriation. All this to tell you that the $44 Vello adapter saved my at least $400 and as much as $1300 (what I would have paid for one of the other lenses). The adapter is simple, well made, and everything feels very secure once mounted. There were other more expensive choices, but the extra features would not add to functionality of the all manual Nikon lenses. Great buy!

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