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Erick Boileau , Nov 02, 2005; 03:24 a.m.

I want to go next year for a full frame and I find the Nikon DX2 really better than the Canon Mark 1D (except for high ISO) sharper , clean angles ....

the problem is changing from Canon to Nikon with Canon zooms and lenses is there any adaptor to use them on Nikon bodies ?

thank you


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Don Marks , Nov 02, 2005; 04:11 a.m.

Nikon doesn't have any full frame cameras,even with the announcement of the D200.I guess your still stuck with Canon.

Yakim Peled , Nov 02, 2005; 04:58 a.m.

1. The Nikon D3 is expected to have FF, cost ~8000$ and announced in about a year.

2. To the best of my knowledge there is no adaptor that allows you to use Canon lenses on Nikon bodies.


Happy shooting, Yakim.

Erick Boileau , Nov 02, 2005; 06:46 a.m.

I thought the DX2 was a FF !

then I keep in jail with Canon :-)

thank you

Remco Jan Woldhuis , Nov 02, 2005; 07:22 a.m.

Erick, the D2X is a full frame, only not full frame in the sense of an ancient legacy film format invented 100 years ago :-) It covers the whole area you see in your viewfinder, hence full frame....

Jesper de Jong , Nov 02, 2005; 08:17 a.m.

Funny, Remco Jan.

The Nikon D2X (note, it is not called DX2) has a DX-format sensor, which has an 1.5x crop factor compared with 35mm film. Nikon does not make full frame sensor cameras.

And anyway Erick, you will not be happy if you try to use Canon lenses with Nikon cameras. Even if you have an adapter you will not have auto-focus and I wonder how you would control the aperture of the lens. The electrical interface of a Nikon camera doesn't work with Canon lenses.

Erick Boileau , Nov 02, 2005; 08:50 a.m.

I thought maybe a kind of converter could translate Canon Language into Nikon Language

the Mark 1D is so expensive ... not so sharp than DX2 and blured in angles ... for 7000 euros ! that's crazy

Paul - , Nov 02, 2005; 08:55 a.m.

Before you decide to go for a 1D, 1D MkII, or 1D MkII N model, remember that they are also less than full frame (1.3x). It is only the 1Ds series and 5D that are full frame.

sparkie , Nov 02, 2005; 08:58 a.m.

Hey Erick, I have better news. You Can use NiKon glass on Canon's via adapters. Except you only have manual focus and stop down metering. Why waste money changing systems. Canon is right at the cutting edge at present. And hey if you want better glass, buy Leica R lenses and use an adapter or get the Leica R + digital back. or wait till the digital M to come out -- just dont hold your breathe though!

Peter White , Nov 02, 2005; 09:28 a.m.

While it would be possible to make an adapter to mount Canon lenses on a Nikon body, nobody would want to use them. The reason is that it would be impossible to focus to infinity. The reason is that the flange to film/sensor distance on a Nikon body is longer than on a Canon body. You can mount Nikon lenses on Canon bodies. And with a proper adapter you will get infinity focus.

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