Fringer adapter for using Nikkor F lenses on Fujifilm bodies

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Fringer have recently released the NF-FX adapter which allows the use of Nikkor F lenses on Fujifilm bodies

I have been looking at something like this to move my birding from a D500, to a mirrorless body. While I have FF Nikon mirrorless bodies, I prefer to use an APS-C body and since I already have Fujifilm bodies, I figured it might be worth giving this adapter a trial. They have just been made available via Amazon AU resellers, so I have placed an order and expect delivery later this month.

If the adapter works as expected, it will give me a number of additional lenses I can use with the Fuji bodies, including macro.

https://www.fringeradapter.com/nikon-f-to-fujifilm-x

A couple of videos showing it in action


This video shows testing on the 200-500mm f/5.6 which is the lens I mainly use for birding


I will update this thread once I have received the adapter and had a bit of a play.
 
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The adapter turned up yesterday.

I connected the adapter with the Nikkor 200-500mm lens to a Fuji X-T3 and went for a quick wander in local reserve around the corner from home.

Focusing speed appears similar to when using the lens on a Nikon D500. There weren't many birds around late in the afternoon so I'll wait until the weekend to have another play.

A couple of snaps using the above combination.

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Nice.

I would like to know the performance in AF-C tracking.
Thank you

Hopefully I'll get a chance to check it over the weekend. I still have some tweaking to do to the Fuji settings to find a suitable EVF combination. While I use a variety of mirrorless bodies for most genres, I usually use a DSLR for birds. I have tried both an Olympus E-M1 MK II and MK III on a couple of occasions for birding, but both EVF's left me a bit frustrated, particularly when a bird blends in with the surrounds. Maybe its my aging eyesight, but I have trouble locating the bird at times when using an EVF.
 
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Having a bit of a play with the EVF settings at work this morning. It looks fine on static subjects but not too many birds around to practice on.

A quick phone pic

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Thank you

Hopefully I'll get a chance to check it over the weekend. I still have some tweaking to do to the Fuji settings to find a suitable EVF combination. While I use a variety of mirrorless bodies for most genres, I usually use a DSLR for birds. I have tried both an Olympus E-M1 MK II and MK III on a couple of occasions for birding, but both EVF's left me a bit frustrated, particularly when a bird blends in with the surrounds. Maybe its my aging eyesight, but I have trouble locating the bird at times when using an EVF.
definitely try the egg in boost mode. Higher refresh and blackout free in high continuous shooting.
 
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definitely try the egg in boost mode. Higher refresh and blackout free in high continuous shooting.
Thanks, yes, it was one of the first changes I made.
I've been having a play with the settings at work (its nice to sit and play without worrying about missing a shot in the field). I feel I have a good EVF setup now, just need some birds to practice on.
 
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A couple of snaps while at work today. After tweaking the EVF settings I'm finding it much more enjoyable to use. I'm looking forward to the weekend to have a bit more of a play.

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I took the Fujikon out for a test drive this morning.

The day started off grey and overcast, then the clouds moved away and it became bright and sunny. A great morning weather wise to test out the Fuji with the Nikkor 200-500mm lens. What I did like, besides the silent shutter is how well the Fuji metered in some difficult light.

Here are a few snaps from this mornings wander.

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#2 Yellow-faced Honeyeater
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#3 Laughing Kookaburra
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#4 Galah
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#5 Red Wattlebird
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#7 Eastern Rosella
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#8 Willie Wagtail
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#9 Red-browed Finch
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#10 White-naped Honeyeater
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#11 Spotted Pardalote
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#12 Superb-fairy Wren
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It will be very interesting to hear how well Fuji performs tracking BIFs with the Nikon 200-500.
We are heading into a heatwave, which was possibly why the birds were a bit quiet yesterday, that is only an assumption on my part. Once things cool down a bit, I’ll head out again.
 
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A change of combination this morning

Fuji X-T3, Fringer adapter, Nikkor 105mm micro

30 image focus stack. The camera and adapted lens performed as if I was using a native lens

Paua shell

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A quick snap using a Nikkor 70-200mm lens on a Fuji body

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