The FotodioX Adapter for Nikon G Lens to Sony NEX Mount I ordered from B&H has finally arrived a couple of days ago. I have not really gotten a chance to use it the way I wanted to use it.
I have given it a little test drive of course just to check if the product is working. The auto functions of the Nikon mount lenses really do disappear. Everything is gone including aperture setting and auto focus. You have to manually turn that blue ring to set the aperture and to manually focus the lens.
Here is my AF Nikkor 50mm 1.4D lens attached to the Sony A7 body using the adapter.
Below is a test shot using the lens and adapter with the Sony body.
The focus peaking feature of the camera helps with manual focusing especially since I am not good at doing that. With the D90, I relied totally on auto focus.
I’ll be embarking on a small project soon so that I can at least try to master my new camera, its kit lens, and the adapter with my old lenses.
A couple of weeks ago I purchased a Sony A7 camera from Cathay Photo but I unfortunately was not able to purchase an adapter from them. They were selling a Metabones adapter at over S$500 which means it was out of my budget.
I really wanted to get an adapter so that I can use my Nikon lenses especially my 50mm. I’ve been looking forward to doing another round of 50/50 wherein I will take photos for 50 days using my 50mm lens. It’s a good way to hone your skills and to also feel comfortable with your camera.
I was looking around Singapore online stores for a good but not so expensive adapter but unfortunately did not find any. I was, however, able to find one at B&H. I chose the FotodioX Adapter for Nikon G Lens to Sony NEX Mount. It sold for US$59.95 which is around S$75. I used my VPost address in the US to ship it back to Singapore and based on the VPost website the shipping fee will be around S$20.
That means I managed to save around S$400 compared to the Metabones that Cathay Photo was selling. I am not sure though if the FotodioX will be of the same quality as that of the Metabones. Based on what I’ve read, the Metabones is one of the better brands that market these NEX adapters.
The adapter has not reached me yet but once it does I will surely give it a spin. I will write another post about it and give my feedback on whether or not this was a good plan and if the amount saved (S$400) is actually something I can confirm as savings or a bad deal. I should be getting the adapter by next week. Until then I will just have to wait another weekend with just the kit lens.
I forgot to mention that VPost has a promo for the Great Singapore Sale. Using the voucher code GSS15 you will get 15% off your shipping. Mine ended up as being S$17 instead of S$20. This voucher code is only valid until tomorrow, 25 June 2014.