NIKON F-mount to SONY E-mount adaptor

  There are a lot of lens adaptors out there; some good, some not so good. I purchased one that was a reasonable cost when I first purchased my first mirrowless camera, but found that I got what I paid for. I wanted something a little better built, but didn't want to pay the high price that the leading maker of these adaptors wanted. So, I decided to see if I could do better; or at least, as good. And I did. This Nikon F-mount to Sony E-mount adaptor is the result. 

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  I have been using this adaptor for over six years now. I love this thing because it's mostly Nikon; the only thing that is not, is the camera side of the adaptor, which is made from a Fotodiox NEX E-mount lens reversing ring. A reversing ring is used to achieve macro capabilities from a standard Sony E-mount lens with a 49mm filter thread. The ring is well made, and was easily adapted to the Nikon extension tube.

  I stripped the guts from a Nikon PK-3 extension tube. Then I modified the Fotodiox reversing ring to fit the PK-3. The ring's threads were reduced to fit the inner diameter of the PK-3, and four holes were drilled to line up with the original mounting holes for the Nikon's bayonet ring. Basically, I replaced the Nikon bayonet ring with the modified reversing ring. The length of the PK-3 is precisely the length to allow the lens to focus at infinity.

  This creates a very solid connection between any Nikon lens and a SONY E-Mount body. I'm willing to put this up against the Metabones adaptor with confidence.

  Nikon 85mm ƒ1.4 lens. This is a fun lens to have mounted to a Sony--or should I say, a nice Sony to have mounted to this lens? When it's mounted to the Sony NEX-5N, it really dwarfs the body. The camera really is more stable sitting on a table as shown in the picture.

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Adaptor shown with the NEX-6 & Nikon 85mm ƒ1.4

© Daniel Morrison 2014