Need Suggestions for Nikon F to MFT Adapter

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Need Suggestions for Nikon F to MFT Adapter

PostSun Jan 19, 2020 3:41 am

I have two Nikkor F manual prime lenses that I want to use with the Pocket 4K. One is a 55mm Micro (Macro) and the other is 180mm.

I’m content for these lenses to be roughly 110mm and 360mm equivalent in Micro Four Thirds.

Voigtlander sells an adapter that is US$180 from the usual U.S. sources, but is in fact available from less well-known, but reliable, sources (I’m sure not counterfeit) for US$100.

The Voigtlander adapter is said to be very high quality. Does anyone know of an adapter that is meaningfully less expensive but solid and reliable? Not looking for brand name suggestions (I’ve used both Novoflex and Fotodiox adapters for other purposes), but for a Nikon F to MFT that someone has used and recommends. If anyone has used the Voigtlander adapter, I’d also appreciate comments about it.

Thanks
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Re: Need Suggestions for Nikon F to MFT Adapter

PostSun Jan 19, 2020 6:25 am

I use those two same lenses with my BMPCC4K using a Metabones adapter. Very simple very solid construction works great. The non speed booster version. Cost us around $100USD but worth it.
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Re: Need Suggestions for Nikon F to MFT Adapter

PostSun Jan 19, 2020 4:18 pm

Thanks Mike, so that gives me two options, albeit at the same price point.
Video: Pocket 4K, Fujinon MK 18-55mm, Leica primes 35-135mm, Nikkor 55mm macro/180mm telephoto

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Re: Need Suggestions for Nikon F to MFT Adapter

PostMon Jan 20, 2020 5:20 am

Quality stuff is not cheap. Anything less than $100 and buyer beware.
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Re: Need Suggestions for Nikon F to MFT Adapter

PostMon Jan 20, 2020 1:13 pm

MikeMeagher wrote:Quality stuff is not cheap. Anything less than $100 and buyer beware.


There are a lot of photographers on the internet who think that only a fool would pay more than about $25 for an adapter. Then you read complaints about said adapters and wonder who the fool is.

It’s why I asked in this thread for suggestions based on hands-on experience :)
Video: Pocket 4K, Fujinon MK 18-55mm, Leica primes 35-135mm, Nikkor 55mm macro/180mm telephoto

Stills: Leica M3/M6/M240; Mamiya 7II; Arca Swiss 4x5/8x10

Sound: Schoeps omni & supercardiod mikes; DPA miniature omni mikes; Sound Devices 702T/MixPre-3

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