Fringer EF-NZ Adapts Canon lenses to Nikon Z cameras

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Does anyone have real-world experience with this adapter?

https://www.fringeradapter.com/canon-ef-to-nikon-z

The only review I can find online is by Ken Rockwell. He thinks it works quite well, and even goes so far as to say that Canon glass adapts better to the Z with this adapter than F-mount glass does via the FTZ.
I think this adapter won an award in Japan. Maybe order from somewhere with a healthy return policy?
 
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Does anyone have real-world experience with this adapter?

https://www.fringeradapter.com/canon-ef-to-nikon-z

The only review I can find online is by Ken Rockwell. He thinks it works quite well, and even goes so far as to say that Canon glass adapts better to the Z with this adapter than F-mount glass does via the FTZ.
It may, but Ken Rockwell thinks every new thing is incredibly better as long as you buy through his links . . .
 
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They do make some interesting primes that Nikon doesn't, such as the 50/1.2, 85/1.2, 135/2. In truth, I would probably not further complicate my kit with such stuff, so I'm just musing.
Those are exactly the 3 Canon primes I'd get to use on a Z body...oh and the 40mm f/2.8 STM pancake!
 
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From what I have read on other forums, the adapter works well with most Canon EF lenses; it seems a small number of lenses have issues...

I seriously considered the Fringer adapter and Canon's 40mm STM pancake lens for a small walk-around kit with my Z6. Ultimately, the cost of lens+adapter turned me off, since I don't have (or have access to) any Canon EF glass. Of course, I then went and purchased the 35mm 1.8S for more money... ha!

I'll just wait for the "compact" Z-mount 40mm at this point. Since I just bought the 35mm, the 40mm will be along around the time the return window closes!
 
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I don't have (or have access to) any Canon EF glass
Actually, to some extent, we all have access to a fairly large supply of used market Canon EF glass on the used market. The lenses that are truly unique to Canon (at the moment) are actually quite a good value, even with the cost of the adapter. When Nikon gets around to producing f/1.2 glass, it will likely be prohibitively expensive for at least the first few years after release. In the meantime, "Canikon Frankenlens" options seem interesting to me. I've never actually used anything faster than an f/1.4 with AF, but this seems like a reasonable way to give it a try.
 
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Update (in case anyone is interested):
I found good prices on a used Fringer EF-NZ and two Canon primes. Justification for me to give this concept a try is that there really is no Nikon substitute with AF capability for the 50mm f/1.2 and the 135mm f/2. Both are potentially very useful to me for portraiture. The adapter arrived today and the lenses are on their way.
 
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I can now confirm that the Fringer EF-NZ did a pretty good job autofocusing a Canon 50mm f/1.2L on the Z6:

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AF worked reasonably well with the 50, but I could not get Animal Eye AF to activate, perhaps because of the working distance. EXIF data for focal length and max aperture passed through correctly, so it was not necessary to set non-CPU lens data.
 
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I have this adapter and a Canon 180mm macro lens. I use it on a Z7 and it is now my go to maro set up. I posted some photos here a few days ago. Here two more recent photos
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I did a headshot session with the Canon EF 135mm f/2 mounted on a Z 6 with the Fringer adapter. It worked like a charm. This was an indoor session of a subject wearing glasses, so it was a good test of eye AF. I was very pleased with how quickly and accurately the Z 6 found and focused on the subject’s eyes with the adapted lens.
 
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I did a headshot session with the Canon EF 135mm f/2 mounted on a Z 6 with the Fringer adapter. It worked like a charm. This was an indoor session of a subject wearing glasses, so it was a good test of eye AF. I was very pleased with how quickly and accurately the Z 6 found and focused on the subject’s eyes with the adapted lens.
this is the exact combo I was considering. Good to hear it worked well for you. Gives me confidence.
 
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Gives me confidence.
Although I had fairly high confidence in the combo by testing it, I still brought along the trusty 70-200 as a backup. But the Canon prime did great so the Nikon zoom never left the bag.

I do look forward to doing a natural light outdoor session where I can use the 135 wide open at f/2 to really obliterate a background.
 
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Although I had fairly high confidence in the combo by testing it, I still brought along the trusty 70-200 as a backup. But the Canon prime did great so the Nikon zoom never left the bag.

I do look forward to doing a natural light outdoor session where I can use the 135 wide open at f/2 to really obliterate a background.
i was originally interested in the fringer adapter on the Fuji as well. I’ve always wanted an affordable prime longer than the native 90/2 that has AF.
 
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In case anyone is wondering, Eye-AF works fairly well with the Canon 135 and Fringer on the Z 6, even on a moving subject.
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A little off topic, I’m considering getting the new Fringer Nikon F to Fuji X adapter particularly as a birding setup using my Nikkor 200-500mm lens.

https://www.fringeradapter.com/blog...acking-test-nikon-afs200-500-on-fujifilm-x-t3

Its reassuring your adapter is working well for you @acnomad

The new adapter is supposed to be released in the coming days. Hopefully there will be some early adopters who can give some real world impressions.

Once they do get released, hopefully they will be available via Amazon as their other adapters are.
 

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