Would this manual Nikon Nikkor 100-300mm f 5.6 zoom work on the 7D (link below)?
If so, what adapter is a good one?
I need it to video surfing. I actually really like these zoom/focus ring combos for videoing surfing because you can zoom and pull focus at the same time.
It's a bit long 7.8 inches, but fairly light 2 lbs. Would the length be a problem on the 7D? It going to be on a Tripod for sure. It's a bit slow, but for surfing I usually video at f 8 anyways, so it's no big deal.
Also, with these old manual lenses, I CANNOT get a histogram correct? Since it cannot communicate with the 7D?
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11-13-2009 08:25 AM
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11-16-2009 05:33 PM
The adapters are cheap and easy, but sometimes you will get zero electronics. I've been using my old Nikkor 28mm f2.8 on the 7D. It looks nice, shoots nice, but all manual.
The only question you have to ask is if the Nikon lens has a manual iris, or if you have a nikon body that you can use to set the iris before you move it to the 7D.
Also, as you probably already know, you'll probably want to mount the lens to the tripod because of weight and leverage.
11-16-2009 05:42 PM
I use a 50-300mm Nikon on my 5dmkii/7d all of the time:
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07-27-2012 11:09 AM
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Hey mcgeedigital, can you tell us please which adaptor do you use for Nikon 50-300mm on your 5d/7d?
07-27-2012 06:50 PM
If you're shooting surfing footage from a distance you may want a longer lens than a 300mm.
I'll probably take a beating for recommending this lens from diehard Nikon fans, but I bought one of those cheapo Bower 500mm f8 lenses years ago for only $100. I wasn't expecting much, but figured for the money, what the heck. Just got an adapter for my 60D and it has less CA than many vintage lenses I've tested, actually CA on this lens is surprisingly well controlled.
For sure f8 is slow, but at a 50th of a second shutter speed in sunlight, it still needs an ND filter stopped way down at ISO 100 anyway. I'll shoot some tests and post them.
Last edited by ROCKMORE; 07-28-2012 at 12:35 AM.Michael Rockmore
07-28-2012 12:57 AM
I'm very interested in those tests. I like moon shots, and those lenses are a very cheap way to get the moon to fully fill your image. But my understanding was that they're awfully soft.
07-28-2012 06:12 PM
The reality is that for many shooters, once they try a 500mm lens they may find it less useful than they thought.
Here are some choices/
Last edited by ROCKMORE; 07-28-2012 at 06:29 PM.Michael Rockmore
07-29-2012 06:12 PM
Now you got me thinking about my next upgrade. I've been looking at the Canon 100-400mm L for a while. Anybody shooting with that lens?Michael Rockmore