Fotodiox Lens Mount Adapter - Nikon Nikkor F Mount G-Type D/SLR Lens to Sony Alpha E-Mount Mirrorless Camera Body

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  • Mounts Nikon Nikkor F Mount G-Type D/SLR Lenses to Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras; Integrated aperture control dial for adjusting the lens aperture
  • High-tolerance precision craftsmanship; infinity focus or beyond allowed
  • All-metal design; hardened anodized aluminum construction
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Size:Nikon F G-Type  |  Style:Standard

Mirrorless cameras aren't only revolutionary because of their compact size; they're even more versatile for mounting lenses than their full-sized counterparts! Fotodiox offers strong support for mirrorless camera platforms with hundreds of options for mounting both modern and vintage lenses. Our adapters deliver infinity focus, manual aperture control, and a sturdy build for lasting quality. Compatible Sony E-mount Cameras (including but not limited to): a7/7R/7S, a7/7R/7S II, a7/7R/7S III, a7R IV, a9, a5000, a5100, a6000, a6100, a6300, a6400, a6500, a6600, NEX-3, NEX-5/5N/5R/5T, NEX-6, NEX-7, NEX-C3, NEX-F3, QX1. Please Note: This is a manual adapter, so lens functions that rely on electronic communication with the camera body (autofocus, AE metering, image stabilization, etc. ) will be disrupted. Set your camera to “Manual’ or ‘Aperture Priority’ for metering. If camera does not release be sure to enable ‘shoot without lens’ in camera settings. We state “infinity focus allowed” because our adapters are designed to be universal which can prevent some lenses from focusing to infinity at the infinity mark.


Product information Size:Nikon F G-Type  |  Style:Standard Product Dimensions 1 x 1 x 1 inches Item Weight 2.4 ounces ASIN B003Y2YE3A Item model number Nikon-G-Nex

Here are my observations for these adapters:

1) All of my Zuiko lenses are sitting too far from the sensor - Infinity focus happens when their distance scales are at about 7 meters. This is not really an issue when manual focusing, but I can't rely on a lens barrel's Infinity stop. It's a good thing the Sony a6000 has Focus Peaking and Ficus Magnification - they are absolutely necessary for manual focusing at Infinity using these adapters.

2) All of my Zuiko lenses can be focused more closely than on an OM body. This somewhat compensates the Infinity-focus problem. :-)

3) All of my vintage zoom lenses lack the resolution that can be captured by the Sony a6000 24MP sensor. They are just soft, even in the center at f/8, even though they were mire than acceptable with film.

4) Only five of my Zuiko primes are up to the task: 50mm f/1.8, 50mm f/3.5 Macro, 55mm f/1.2, 200mm f/4 and 300mm f/4.5. The rest are too soft, wide open, but ridiculously better at f8. The 50mm f/3.5 Macro and the 200mm f/4 are spectacular with the Sony a6000 (at 77mm and 308mm equivalents).

5) The OM to E-mount adapter exacts about a 1/2-stop loss of speed from the vintage lenses, much as would any extension tube. It's not a problem, thanks to good high-ISO performance.

6) Many lenses made for digital sensors are designed to deliver the light as perpendicularly as possible - to avoid the CA (chromatic aberration) "purple fringing" seen with lenses that were designed for film. I'm getting a lot of CA in the corners of the frame, but it's easily fixed in Photoshop. Note: There's no CA by shooting at f/8 instead of wide open.

I bought this Fotodiox Pro adapter after first buying and testing the K&F Concepts adapter and the Fotodiox (not Pro) adapter - for comparison and find them to be essentially identical in quality and function, so far, except the blades that engage the adapter to the camera body are about twice as thick with the K&F Concepts adapter and this Fotodiox Pro adapter, where the blades for the Fotodiox (not Pro) adapter are quite thin - which leads me to believe the K&F Concepts adapter (or this Fotodiox Pro adapter) would be the better choice when mounting a heavy lens (or perhaps any lens). Otherwise, the most significant difference is their weights. The aluminum and brass K&F Concepts adapter weighs 3.5 oz. The aluminum Fotodiox adapter weighs 3.2 oz. and this Fotodiox Pro weighs 3.1 oz. See photos...

All three adapters have a length of 33mm, from the body mount to the lens mount, and again, they all focus well short of Infinity.

Again, the blades that engage the adapter to the Sony camera body are the same thickness for this Fotodiox Pro and the K&F Concepts, but are much thinner (for some reason) with the Fotodiox (not Pro) adapter. Oddly, they all feel the same when attaching lenses or when attaching to the camera body.

If I had to do it all over again and money were no object, I would get this Fotodiox Pro, due to its being the lightest of the three at 3.1 oz. vs. 3.2 and 3.5 oz and having thick blades, rather than skinny blades. But the K&F Concepts comes out on top for the price conscious, with thick blades similar to this Fotodiox Pro, but weighing 3.5 oz. instead of 3.1 oz. I would avoid the Fotodiox (not Pro) adapter due to its thin blades, where attached to the camera body - they do not inspire confidence. Again, the blades are thicker with this Fotodiox Pro and the K&F Concepts adapter.

With new Sony lenses being very expensive, it makes sense to use my old Minolta lenses. The adapter itself works perfectly. It attaches the Minolta lens to your Sony E-Mount camera. The rest is up to you, the photographer. The a7iii has an assisted manual mode, with focus peaking, and focus magnification. It took me about a day (and a few websites and youtube videos) to get really comfortable. Now, I feel very comfortable, and have taken some nice pictures.

Now I can keep using my old Minolta glass, add a couple of additional "vintage" lenses, and get a really high quality emount if I want. The shot accompanying this review is with my a7iii, the fotodiox adapter and a 21 year old Minolta AF 35-70 kit lens.

After reading some of the other reviews, I was a bit reluctant to order this, but I am glad I did. I am very fussy on product quality, and this adapter exceeded my expectations. It is very well-made, from brass and stainless steel. It fits on my NEX-6 with a nice, solid feel - just like attaching a Sony lens. Same with attaching a Nikkor lens to the front. I've had no issues with lenses or the adapter being too tight and sticking or with it being too loose. The blue aperture ring has been updated, and now has 6 click stops. It rotates with a smooth, precise feel. Mine does not pull-apart like another reviewer's adapter did.

I purchased this adapter so that I could use my Nikkor AI-S prime lenses from an old Nikon film camera. So far, it is working great, and photos taken with the Nikkor lenses look fantastic.

It comes with no instructions, so here's how to use it, after attaching your Nikkor lens:

1) Set your NEX camera to "A" or aperture priority.

2) If your Nikkor lens has an aperture ring (older manual focus Nikkors), rotate the adapter's blue ring to the far right / smallest aperture setting. Now rotate the Nikkor lens aperture ring to the desired f-stop. The NEX will select the shutter speed needed to get the correct exposure.

3) If you're using a newer autofocus Nikkor "G" lens from a current Nikon DX digital camera, just rotate the blue ring to the desired f-stop - wide-open to the left, stopped-down to the right. The NEX will pick the shutter speed.

4) If you prefer, you can also set your NEX to "M" or Manual exposure, where you choose both the shutter speed and f-stop.

5) Remember, your autofocus lens will not autofocus with this adapter, so move the button on the side of your Nikkor lens from "A" (autofocus) to "M" (manual) and focus the old-fashioned way by manually turning the focus ring on the front of your lens. If you turn on "Peaking Focus" in your NEX setup menu, it will tell you when an object is in focus by forming a colored "halo" around the object. You can choose a yellow, red or white halo from the NEX menu.

None of these lens adapters have any glass or optics. There are other brands that sell for hundreds of dollars, but I can't think of how they could possibly perform any better than this inexpensive adapter.

Phenomenal, if you understand what it's for. I see a lot of reviews with complaints that you can't use autofocus or adjust aperture with this adapter. Really? How could you have thought it would do this? It's true that lenses you use with this will cause significant vignetting. All you have to do is think about it - you're using a M43 lens on a larger sensor. Of course it will vignette. I use this with my 7.5mm Rokinon lens for virtual tours. It means I only have to take 4 photos instead of 6 on a M43 camera. It solves all sorts of problems for me. The adapter just stays on the lens, so no complaints. Seems sturdy, too. Highly recommended.

Do not buy this adapter. I bought this lens the other day, the Carl Zeiss 35-70mm G Contax lens. As can be expected I was excited to fit this onto my Sony A7. After doing some (quick) research I settled upon this product and all I can say is, WORST DECISION EVER. I have literally had this lens about 3 and a half hours, and in that time I have not been able to get one clean shot.
I own a few Zeiss lenses, and I know of there LEGENDARY build quality, and optics but paired with this adapter I have already put the lens up for sale. The adapter is hard to get on,the focusing ring is stiff and wonky, the lens feels like its crooked and going to fall off, and to make matters worse, it now seems to be stuck onto the adapter and can't come off. I don't know what to do as I want to sell the lens, return the adapter, but don't want to break anything. All I can honestly say is STAY AWAY from this product. There are way better adapters that cost more money, and are probably worth the extra money, but as for this, this has been a DISASTER purchase. I just hope i can get this removed and sell and return both products.
Again i repeat. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!

This was bought to allow me to experiment with Canon FD lenses on my Sony a6000. The mount fits both camera and lenses very accurately and smoothly. Highly recommended!

Incidentally, using these lenses has been really interesting. Obviously there is no electrical connection between camera and lens, so that aperture and focus need to be set manually. Focus peaking helps with the latter and it's hardly a chore anyway. Viewed on 13.5" retina computer screen my impression is that the legacy lenses are noticeably sharper than the 16-50 kit lens that came with the camera. Whether they are better than Sony high-end lenses I have no idea; but I have them and they work! I have a 50mm (35mm film value) macro lens that allows sharp focus on the stamen of a crocus while throwing out of focus the petals in the foreground and background! Amazing!

I am a complete amatuer astrophotographer shotting with a SkyWatcher EQ2 Reflector scope so i don't know the whole technical specifications and really just learning as i go.

Settling for this mount was a great option as it bridges the gap between my Sony a6000 E-Mount perfectly to the T thread of my SkyWatcher 2x De-Luxe Achromatic Barlow Lens was a brilliant decision. All metal casting, really strong grip on both the camera that has a double battery expansion grip so it can be weighty along with a nice thread onto the telescope itself means it feels sturdy and sure.

Fast delivery from US, well packaged and competitively priced at £32.96. I have ordered 2 of these adaptors with an intent to buy 2 more at the later stage. These adaptors are the latest offering from Fotodiox and they seem to be very well made, nice weight and a quality finish. The aperture lock ring [intended for use with Nikkor G range of A/F lenses] works smoothly across the full aperture range. both interfaces fit smoothly and without play when locked in. The lens lock has that nice positive click, when the lens is locked.

I use 3 NEX 5N / 5R cameras with 13 of my old Nikkor manual and A/F lenses, some purchased way back in 1975 .... and unlike the cheaper adapters supplied from Chinese or Hong Kong outlets ... this adapter actually does allow Nikkor lenses to focus at infinity. A friend of mine has the latest NEX to Nikkor Novoflex adapter, that costs 5x as much as the Fotodiox adapter and I would be a liar if I said that Novoflex adapter is not better made. But the difference in weight and in workmanship is very subtle and it is definitely not worth the ridiculous price hike.

So, I bought this adapter over a much cheaper no-name adapter because Fotodiox claim "Out adapters delivery infinity focus".. Not the case here..

I know it depends a lot on the individual lens (some lenses focus slightly past infinity), and I know I can modify my lens to focus past infinity, but I just hoped that magically, Fotodiox had found a thinner, harder metal to construct their adapter (I have a very thin EOS adapter that allow many Canon FD/FL lenses to focus to infinity on a 5D Mk3 body)..

Oh well. never mind, it still works well up to about 2m.. (Voigtlander 25mm F/0.95 on Sony NEX-6 full-spectrum body)..

Use this on a Sony A7S and A6000 with my Olympus 28mm, 50mm and 135mm lenses. It works a treat and focus peaking makes it easy to nail the shots 9 times out of 10.

Made of tough plastic, doesn't seem as tough as say Metabones but it's a fraction of the price and works fine.

Best used in Aperture prioritybor full manual mode, you have to set the camera to "release without lens" and the camera gives no aperture reading, just "F_ _" but you set the aperture on the lens and the camera changes shutter speed accordingly in Aperture and you can change it up yourself in Manual to get the right exposure.

After purchasing the new Sony a7R camera I pondered long time thinking where the heck from I'm gonna have new lenses for my new babe. Sony's own lenses are far too expensive to buy to fulfill my needs, so I came up with an idea to test my old Konica Hexanon AR lenses on the Sony a7R. I haven't even seen those AR lenses since the 80's, but finally I found my old ragged camera bag and the Good Old Konica TC camera within. And the lenses! There they were, just the way I left them there about 25 years ago, in perfect shape, as clean and spotless as ever.
So I purchased this Fotodiox adapter to put my AR lenses on the Sony a7R. The adapter works perfectly and the IQ of the lenses is amazing, sharp and vivid, especially Hexanon AR 40mm f1.8 surpassed my expectations totally. Konica's AF-lenses works via this adapter manually and that's good enough; Sony's peaking manual focus is phenomenal.
So far I have adapters for Konica, Canon EF and Nikon F lenses, and Canon FD, M42, Y/C and Leica M mounts are next on my list.
Believe me, playing with the best full frame mirrorless camera in the world and super quality vintage lenses on it is fun, really fun!

I've been thinking about buying a macro lens for a while but after reading an article in a photography magazine extolling the virtues of extension tubes I decided to give them a go. I've been pleasantly surprised by the results although I haven't had the chance to thoroughly put them through their paces yet. I wasn't sure which tubes to buy for my Sony Nex 6 as there are so many to choose from at greatly varying prices so picking the Fotodiox ones was mainly a case of pot luck. But so far they seem very good. They're well made, easy to fit to the camera (and the lens) and I've had no problems with them being too tightly screwed together. I've found it quite easy to focus manually when they're fitted - though at very large magnifications in anything less than bright light the focus peaking function on my camera doesn't work well. Altogether though I'd certainly recommend these to anyone looking to get an inexpensive taste of macro photography.

Great adapter, fits old FD lenses to Sony A7 cameras very well. There is no undue over-tightness or even lose, just perfect.
There is a sliding switch 'open-lock' as you can see. Make sure you put that as open when you fit the lens.

After the lens is fitted, then turn to lock to be able to adjust the aperture on the lens. Otherwise the aperture will be open permanently and will be at the brightest setting.

I have used an adapter from some other brand before for a different lens mount and that was too tight compared to this one.

Extremely cheap product, yet priced at whopping £15!

The biggest drawback is that from inside the tube reflects light as a mirror resulting in a lens flare, which makes it unusable until patched with black velvet.

I'm using it with 5:1 macro lens. Connection dots are completely random and don't correspond to the actual connection position. The lens attaches upside down, which is also very inconvenient.

I'm using 100mm+ of extension tubes, so the only positive thing that I can say about the product is that it's quite robust without any wobble, like AF alternatives.

I would give 5 starts if it was reasonably priced at £3-5 - it doesn't worth a penny more.

Looks great, well made, excellent fit and functionality. But, I could live without the blue 'aperture' ring which does indeed control the aperture of the lens but with no sense of value and all within about 5 degrees of arc. Much better to install the lens, open up the aperture on the blue ring and then use the normal f-stops on the lens to give yourself a proper reading. That is my experience anyway, using Canon FD lenses on a Sony A7 body. There seem to be many more flavours of this adapter available in the US and I suspect there is one better suited, but I am happy to live with this.

I bought the , T2/T-Mount Lens to Sony NEX E-mount to be able to fit my Sony a6000 on to my celeston 80 mm spotting scope. It works just fine. The adapter fits to the camera body in place of a lens. The threaded part screws to the top of the scope eyepiece. It doesn't look like it fits to start with until you realize you need to pull off the rubber eye piece to reveal the threaded part. The adapter had three small grub screws that let you adjust the position of the adapter relative to the scope eye piece so the camera lines up with the scope. With this set up you find the camera has to have the lense release setting to work. Also at 20x zoom the image doesn't fill the camera view so you get a circular outer black disk. This is removed by zooming in a bit to around 30x zoom on the scope eye piece. You need to use manual focus on the scope. I had fun taking a few pictures with this and got good range.

As others have note, this does not come with the tripod mount specified but not an issue to me. Why after all this time Amazon have not corrected this error I fail to understand. Having said that I find the adapter works very well. Infinity focus is maintained on all my Contax and Yashica lenses and all work extremely well. Adapter fitting to the body of my Sony A7ii is very solid with no lateral movement only very very slight rotational play against the locking pin. Exactly the same with the lens fitting against the adapter. The total rotational movement of both lens and adapter being less than 1/2 mm. For the price an excellent piece of kit.

There is heavy vignetting, so heavy it’s unusable. It’s like looking through a ship porthole window. See attached picture. I’m using a new lumix 20 pancake lens. You don’t say or mention anywhere what type of lens is totally unusable... well this is.
I am going to ask PayPal for a refund, should be selling this product and as for their videos on YouTube, it’s so unprofessional not to show how bad this product is with a range of lenses.

Please Stop selling this product, it’s just plain bad!

there is a fancy german one you can get for about 200 quid but why would you bother? this seems fine

NB to release your lenses PULL BACK the little nobby thing towards the camera body. Don't push it in as it seems to invite as this doesn't work so one tends to thing oh darn it my 1000 quid pentax lens is screwed.

remain calm and pull don't push and all will be well (Not necessarily in the universe or even your life, but at least your lens will release)