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Commlite Nikon F to Sony autofocus adapter now shipping!

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by JonathanF2, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. JonathanF2

    JonathanF2 TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 16, 2014
    Amazon, Ebay and other outlets show that this adapter is now shipping. Any Nikon shooters planning on getting one? A search on Ebay shows several vendors with available stock!

    Commlite CM-ENF-E1 | eBay
     
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  2. unlo

    unlo Sony ******

    Jan 19, 2014
    Ohio
    Matt
    Will this adapter allow VC to work?
     
  3. JonathanF2

    JonathanF2 TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 16, 2014
    From the test videos it appears that you can use either lens VR/VC or in-body stabilization.
     
  4. unlo

    unlo Sony ******

    Jan 19, 2014
    Ohio
    Matt
    But not both at the same time?
     
  5. JonathanF2

    JonathanF2 TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 16, 2014
    I doubt it, since that's probably a feature reserved for native lenses. Though I think relying on in-camera or lens stabilization should be sufficient.
     
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  6. Adam B

    Adam B TalkEmount Regular

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    Dec 27, 2015
    So I received my Commlite adapter the other day. After a few hiccups, works marvelously with the Nikon 85/1.8. But you need to disable the EFC. If you don't disable the EFC, the aperture can't really stop down fast enough. But the lens works marvelously.

    Supposedly the Tamron 24-70/2.8 is compatible, except it does NOT FIT. You would need to unscrew and remove the tripod collar off the adapter to get it to fit, but the tripod mount doesn't remove easily. So I haven't tested it.

    I was really hoping to adapt the Nikon 300/4 pf lens. As a lightweight, effective 450mm/f4 on the Sony A6300.
    When it works, the IQ is exceptional on the A6300... The AF is umm.. so-so... It can hunt a bit. But even worse, it can suddenly stop working. A few times, the camera just goes black. Then you need to remove the lens+adapter, turn off the camera, re-attach it, and turn the camera back on. Then it may work for 10 seconds, or may work for 10 minutes, and then black out again. Not reliable.

    I've also tested the Nikon 18-35. Not a lens with a huge amount of reason to adapt, as it is effectively 27-52mm, not all that fast. But, it does seem to work perfectly well with the adapter. And I may use it at times as a walk-around.
    I haven't tested my Nikon 70-200/4, but I've heard it behaves poorly. I have the Sony 70-200/4, so no real reason to adapt.
    I'm not going to bother testing my Nikon 105/2.8 macro -- heard it doesn't work.

    So far, the main benefit is the 85mm ..... Considering how expensive the native 85mm options are, the Nikon 85 + adapter is a really good combination.

    Anyway, here are some examples from the Nikon 300mm pf on the Sony A6300: IQ is fantastic:

    25613795004_b3b144e3da_h.jpgDSC01924.jpg by Adam Brown, on Flickr

    26152253221_b81b31134a_h.jpgDSC01922.jpg by Adam Brown, on Flickr

    25613782564_e93134c18e_h.jpgDSC01903.jpg by Adam Brown, on Flickr

    26218533475_9142c0afc4_h.jpgDSC01891.jpg by Adam Brown, on Flickr
     
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  7. Adam B

    Adam B TalkEmount Regular

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  8. MAubrey

    MAubrey TalkEmount Top Veteran

    This is what I've been wondering about. Thanks!

    I wonder if the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 would do well, too...