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Tim Hole
11-28-2012, 08:25 AM
I have a shoot coming over the Christmas period and we need another Nikon G-series > m4/3 adapter for the GH2 (2nd camera) to mount the Tokina AT-X Pro DX 11-16mm.

The problem is that I can't risk international shipping, and the adapter not turning up on time. So I need to order from within the UK. It obviously needs to have aperture control on the adapter, and the only ones I could find are these:

This one I presume locks to wide open?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nikon-F-AI-Mount-to-Micro-4-3-Adapter-G2-GH2-GF2-EP2-/320633154245?pt=UK_Photography_CameraLenses_Lens_c aps_hoods_adaptors_ET&hash=item4aa739aac5

This is similar to the others I've seen and used but the numbering is different (as in there is witness marks at all)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-UK-Nikon-G-AF-S-Auto-Focus-Lens-to-Micro-M-4-3-43-Adapter-/320767213282?pt=UK_Photography_CameraLenses_Lens_c aps_hoods_adaptors_ET&hash=item4aaf373ee2

These are slightly different to the cheap, but perfectly, fine Fotodiox adapter we already have.

Any thoughts. Plus I am always nervous when things are really cheap. I would consider the second one as long as it is likely to work.

AHLiu
11-28-2012, 11:24 AM
What about this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Novoflex-Adapter-MFT-NIK-Lenses/dp/B002MXFGJI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354119802&sr=8-1&keywords=novoflex+nikon+to+micro+4+3+adapter

It's what Philip Bloom recommends. Don't use it personally because I mostly have Canon glass but hopefully someone else can chime in

Tim Hole
11-28-2012, 01:04 PM
Thanks for your input. It's second camera and don't want to pay that much for something that is not gonna have heavy use (few days at the most of b-cam green screen work). But I would still have to import from outside UK.

Macielle
11-28-2012, 05:12 PM
have two cheap adapters - nikon mount to m4/3 - one is Fotga and another isn't even branded and they work great. To be honest I own more than 20 adapters from almost all mounts to EF and to m4/3 and never saw the difference between expensive and "china made/ebay cheap". If it doesn't has electronic contacts I usually buy the cheap ones.

jeebus
01-10-2013, 08:50 AM
have two cheap adapters - nikon mount to m4/3 - one is Fotga and another isn't even branded and they work great. To be honest I own more than 20 adapters from almost all mounts to EF and to m4/3 and never saw the difference between expensive and "china made/ebay cheap". If it doesn't has electronic contacts I usually buy the cheap ones.

Don't mean to hijack the thread, but is there a non electronic EF to m4/3 adapter you could recommend? The one I have is horrible. I don't need to control aperture, just a simple adapter that is solid. Thanks!

AHLiu
01-10-2013, 03:42 PM
Fotodiox:
http://www.amazon.com/Fotodiox-Mount-Adapter-Thirds-Cameras/dp/B003EAXT5G/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1357850534&sr=8-3&keywords=ef+to+m43

Works fine with my gh2