Generic Nikon adapter for Fuji X mount

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This particular $10 Nikon adapter for Fuji X mount is labeled K&F Concepts, but there are dozens of similar designs sold on eBay. As I wrote in the previous post about mounting Canon lenses to my Fuji X-T1, the combinations look Frankenstein.

The larger lenses feel really heavy and imbalanced attached to the tiny X-T1. Even the tiny Nikon 50mm looks long thanks to the necessary distance to the body.

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The Nikon 50mm + adapter is about as big as the Fuji 18-55mm!

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Getting the adapter mounted to the old Nikon lens was tough the first time. (At first, I thought that I had the wrong adapter.) But once on, the adapter has no wiggle.

Usage:

OMG! What a huge difference it is using a Nikon lens made in the manual focus age vs a new Canon lens made in the AF age!

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The focus ring on the old lens

  • Is not recessed and thin like the new AF lens so easier to grip
  • And turns nearly half way around the barrel vs less than 1/4 turn around the barrel on the Canon (probably to help the autofocus motors work better).

I have been able to manually focus nearly every shot that I have tried so far and get pretty close which is a much different experience than I had with the new Canon lens.

Endnote:

Here is the Canon adapter next to the Nikon adapter.

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Notice the slight difference in height. This is probably due to the Canon having a crop factor of 1.6 and the Nikon having a crop factor of 1.5.

Sample photos

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