Important tip on using the adapter not mentioned in instructions
March 27, 2010
This is a great adapter, but it suffers from sparse and unclear directions. The directions mention that you have to rotate the blue ring on the adapter all the way clockwise when using it with a Nikon lens. It doesn't say why.
Unless you do this, the manual aperture ring on your Nikon lens (if it has one) won't function correctly, you won't get the full aperture range. If you rotate the blue ring fully clockwise, you will.
You can use the adapter with any Nikon G (aperture-ring-less) or equivalent Nikon mount lens. However you must use the blue ring to adjust the aperture with those lenses; the ring is continuous (no stops on it) so you won't know what aperture you're getting, but the analog manual metering display and the histogram will correctly tell you when you've set it "right" for the shutter speed and ISO you're using in the particular scene.
With the adapter you can only use Manual and Aperture-priority Metering Modes on your camera.
Do pay attention to the notice in the instruction that you have to set the custom setting on the camera for "shoot w/o lens" set for On, not to Off. Otherwise the camera won't recognize the lens and adapter and it won't function.
Novoflex should get someone to rewrite their instruction sheet. Otherwise, it's a great product and it works with every Nikon-mount lens I own. My 50 f:1.4 becomes like a 100 f:1.4 on my Lumix G cameras; my 85 f:1.8 becomes like a 170mm f:1.8, my 300 f:4 becomes a 600 f:4, my 150-500 zoom becomes a 300-1000 zoom, my 105 f:2.8 micro becomes a 210 f:2.8 micro (with effectively a 2:1 repro ratio!). However you do lose auto focus and also vibration-reduction or other image stabilization with the adapter.
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