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Stranger things have been known to occur than this

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by nfoto, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. nfoto

    nfoto Guest

    Just to show that I have no animosity to the competition,


    This tilt/shift lens comes in handy for a number of nature photographic applications. While it is not quite as well handling as the 35 mm f/2.8 PC-Nikkor (the latter without tilt, but with shift), the image quality with D2X is good and provided the tilting and/or shifting is kept within sensible bounds, the inevitable (and in this case, asymmetric) CA flaws are not too bothersome. Panoramas are easily attainable with such a lens, too.
  2. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
    The question is... how the heck did you get it to fit? Brute force?
  3. lowlight_junkie


    Nov 28, 2005
    I'll pretend I understood all that jargon, sidestep it and ask simply "how the hell did you get a canon lens on the D2X?"
  4. lowlight_junkie


    Nov 28, 2005
    LOL great minds Chris :) 
  5. nfoto

    nfoto Guest

    An "F" mount, what else? The conversion is a bit tricky, but as shown here, not impossible :biggrin:

    Provided you do it carefully, the lens will retain its ability to achieve infinity focus, and most of its rotation capacity (not 360 degrees entirely because the lens conflicts with the overhanging finder of the Nikons).
  6. lowlight_junkie


    Nov 28, 2005
    With the stuff you dream up who knows, even the strangest of questions is worth asking!
  7. nfoto

    nfoto Guest

    You mean stuff like this?
  8. Looks like you've CPU chipped it too, from the top panel...

    Any ideas where I can get the nikkor on the end of the bellows? My 85PC is starting to look a little inflexible now. :tongue: Actually, what lens is it? :confused: 

  9. nfoto

    nfoto Guest

    If you refer to the first photo in this thread, this is a Canon FD 35 mm f/2.8 TS lens. Conversions of these to Nikon mount was performed by Kirk Photo until their senior machinist, which had specialised on this, retired. As far as I know, S.K. Grimes (www.skgrimes.com) now offers a similar conversion.

    The 28/3.5 PC contraction shown in the second photo is equipped with a CPU yes, but the Canon isn't due to physical constraints. But with the D2X set to "M" I'm free to enter the aperture just for the sake of EXIF, of course I do this after I have found the basic exposure needed.
  10. I always say, live and let live. Of course this direction is much easier.

    NIKON D2X    ---    45mm    f/8.0    1/60s    ISO 100
  11. MontyDog


    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;

  12. Ah, and here I was thinking you'd milled an AI connection tab for the Canon lens...:tongue:

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