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« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2007, 12:53:40 PM »
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Ken takes a lot of flak for his somewhat subjective style, but in my experience he's never far off the money when it comes to Nikon lenses. As one of the very few who have experience with the new 14-24mm not to mention most of the legendary Nikkor wides ever made when he says it's by far the best thing he's ever used, it's credible.

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That's just too funny...  

If you read his disclaimers, you will realize Ken's never actually used a lot of the lenses and other equipment he's "reviewed"...
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« Reply #21 on: December 17, 2007, 04:07:17 PM »
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If you read his disclaimers, you will realize Ken's never actually used a lot of the lenses and other equipment he's "reviewed"...
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No, he definitely spends at least five minutes at a trade show playing around with a pre production sample of a lens before he publishes a full in depth review. (And I am not kidding. He has done that before.)

(Actually to be fair to him, most of his reviews are of lenses he owns, or has borrowed. So I think comments such as the above are unjust. However I prefer to look elsewhere for reviews. Read into that what you will.)
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« Reply #22 on: December 24, 2007, 04:06:00 PM »
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OK: I promised news before Christmas (few hours to go).
Now open for orders . . . first come, first served!

http://www.16-9.net/nikon_g
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« Reply #23 on: December 26, 2007, 11:20:10 AM »
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This looks fascinating, do you have a picture of it?

Does the lever-less version use the blades in the lens or are they built into the adaptor? And how does the rendering differ between using the diaphragm blades in the adapter or the blades in the lens (thinking of OOF areas)?


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OK: I promised news before Christmas (few hours to go).
Now open for orders . . . first come, first served!

http://www.16-9.net/nikon_g
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« Reply #24 on: December 26, 2007, 11:51:39 AM »
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Well done, Mark. I'm sure you will have more info and pictures of both when production is more advanced. The lens was tested by Chasseur d'Images who considers it to be a bargain even at 2000 Euros. They found the sharpness and CA outstanding at all focals, apertures, and image areas. A bit of distortion and vignetting (comparable to a 17mm) at 14 that won't be fixed by DxO on the Canon anytime soon...
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« Reply #25 on: December 26, 2007, 12:29:47 PM »
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By the way, I'm wondering why this kind of thing has to be done by a photographer rather by Canon. It looks like with their resources they could engineer an adapter that retains more couplings, and make it a selling point (kind of like Apple' Boot Camp), esp. since for  Nikon will never be able to do the opposite.
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« Reply #26 on: December 27, 2007, 05:52:18 AM »
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This looks fascinating, do you have a picture of it?

Does the lever-less version use the blades in the lens or are they built into the adaptor? And how does the rendering differ between using the diaphragm blades in the adapter or the blades in the lens (thinking of OOF areas)?
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Pix soon . . . the adaptor makes no alteration whatsoever (at least, none that I can detect with a 5D or 1Ds III) to the performance of the lens. Both versions of the adaptor simply actuate the built-in diaphragm lever.

Fortunately for us, Nikon G compatible bodies use a mechanical coupling at the business end (despite the electronically selecting 'front-end'), which makes it relatively simple to adapt. If Nikon had gone all-electronic (like the Contax N) it would be possible to undertake a more radical/expensive conversion that retains AE and AF, but this remains a pipe dream at present.
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« Reply #27 on: December 27, 2007, 06:03:31 AM »
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By the way, I'm wondering why this kind of thing has to be done by a photographer rather by Canon. It looks like with their resources they could engineer an adapter that retains more couplings, and make it a selling point (kind of like Apple' Boot Camp), esp. since for  Nikon will never be able to do the opposite.
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If only everything in life was Apple. Not wishing unfairly to cast Canon as the Microsoft of the camera domain, no company is going to act against their vested interests: BootCamp helps Apple sell more computers; presumably Canon fears that selling Nikon adaptors would sell fewer Canon lenses.

Would they sell more Canon bodies if they sold off-brand adaptors? Would that, plus the revenue from adaptor sales (bearing in mind the vanishing margins created by ever-cheaper competition) be enough to offset the loss of sales in their flagship lens products? I suspect not.

And I suspect the question won't even be asked: as a company, Canon invests major chunks of R&D budget not to mention corporate pride in their 'Eyes of EOS': officially providing a way to use Nikon lenses (of all things) would be tantamount to admitting their lenses were second rate. It's hard to see a heresy of that magnitude making headway in the boardroom.
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« Reply #28 on: December 27, 2007, 03:14:15 PM »
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OK: I promised news before Christmas (few hours to go).
Now open for orders . . . first come, first served!

http://www.16-9.net/nikon_g
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I went to your website and couldn't really understand enough to decide whether I should buy this adapter. Perhaps you could be so kind as to amplify the description of what these adaptors do and don't do. In particular:

(1) What would be the advantages of the version with lever as opposed to leverless explaining why the former is so much costlier.

(2) Do I understand correctly that using a Nikon lens with this adaptor means that one would be focusing manually and determining exposure manually?

Thanks and regards,

Mark S
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« Reply #29 on: January 05, 2008, 02:08:49 PM »
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I went to your website and couldn't really understand enough to decide whether I should buy this adapter. Perhaps you could be so kind as to amplify the description of what these adaptors do and don't do. In particular:

(1) What would be the advantages of the version with lever as opposed to leverless explaining why the former is so much costlier.

(2) Do I understand correctly that using a Nikon lens with this adaptor means that one would be focusing manually and determining exposure manually?

Thanks and regards,

Mark S
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It would be great if you could answer the questions aboth.

Thanks.
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« Reply #30 on: January 06, 2008, 11:45:43 AM »
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http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZhappypagehk

This person makes and sells adapters to use Pentax, Olympus and Nikon lenses for use on the EOS cameras.  

This may be a good source of adapters.  I own three of them.
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« Reply #31 on: January 06, 2008, 02:08:53 PM »
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^^ I don't think that he sells an Canon / Nikon G lens adapter
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« Reply #32 on: January 06, 2008, 02:17:50 PM »
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^^ I don't think that he sells an Canon / Nikon G lens adapter
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I have one in my hand.  He makes one.  It is the same cost as the Pentax adapter.  You may need to write him to see if he has any in stock.

Try this email address:  ebayseller@happypage.com

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« Reply #33 on: January 06, 2008, 03:00:16 PM »
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I have one in my hand.  He makes one.  It is the same cost as the Pentax adapter.  You may need to write him to see if he has any in stock.

Try this email address:  ebayseller@happypage.com

http://optix.happypage.com/
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I don't think you understand it. On the site of happypage is standing:
"Nikon G-lenses and third-party Nikon mount lenses without Aperture ring is not yet supported because they lack the provision to control the aperture manually"
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« Reply #34 on: January 06, 2008, 03:06:43 PM »
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I don't think you understand it. On the site of happypage is standing:
"Nikon G-lenses and third-party Nikon mount lenses without Aperture ring is not yet supported because they lack the provision to control the aperture manually"
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OK, I understand.  Did you write him a note and ask him if he making one or plans to.  My adapter is for my older lenses.  That is the one I have.

Since he is making all these other adapters, maybe he has plans to make one.  I made the suggestion to help people find a source.  It was made with that intent.
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« Reply #35 on: January 06, 2008, 08:22:54 PM »
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Both adaptors work very similarly to all the other lens mount adaptors available: you lose AF, AE and VR, but they are chipped to enable focus-confirmation: you see the red squares light up when focus is acquired, just like a Canon lens.

As with adapted Leica, Contax, Olympus or Nikon lenses, one typically composes with the lens wide open, then stops down to allow the camera to meter through the lens.

The lever-operated version is simply more expensive to produce. Some prefer to rotate the lens in the mount; others prefer to select the aperture with a lever. I will be offering a crossgrade option in due course to allow buyers to try both.

More details coming soon . . . .
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« Reply #36 on: March 18, 2008, 01:27:50 PM »
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Who's got one? Anyone tried it with a 5D?
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« Reply #37 on: March 18, 2008, 05:31:18 PM »
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I'm still waiting for mine to arrive. Ordered over a month ago.
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« Reply #38 on: March 18, 2008, 05:36:35 PM »
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I'm still waiting for mine to arrive. Ordered over a month ago.
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I am glad to see that your transition to the Nikon system has started. :-)

Once you have the lenses, it will only be a matter of months until you put your hands on a body and see the remaining part of the light.  

Cheers,
Bernard
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« Reply #39 on: March 18, 2008, 05:54:49 PM »
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I tried a Nikon D3 with the 14-24 lens at Focus on Imaging in February and have to say I was desperately impressed. Ergonomics are so much nicer than the 1d mk3 I have now, the autofocus was fantastic and the lens quite simply stunning. Just trying to convince the wife it's worth a change
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