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#1 CedarBranchNikon

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:20 PM

I have a Nikon EM with a Nikon 50mm, and a couple of Tamron Adaptall zooms. If I put these lenses on a Nikon DSLR, wil I be able to manual focus them, or will there be problems? I'm old school, very old school, never really trusted "auto-focus". ;)

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 11:08 PM

That's a tough one. They will probably work using manual settings and manual focus.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 12:17 AM

Works on my D1x with the Tamron 400/4 Adaptall, though I usually need to dial in about a stop of overexposure to keep from muddying up the shadows. Don

Edited by justshootit, 14 August 2012 - 12:20 AM.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 07:44 AM

They will work fine on the new DSLR Nikons. On the lower ended models everything will be manual (like an old camera), meter won't even work. Use a handheld meter or simply use the thrial and error approach. On the higher ended cameras like D200,300,700,800 they have a prong to couple with the cameras aperture and they will operate automatically in Aperture Priority mode. Set the aperture, focus manually and start shooting. Any older Autofocus lenses will also work fine on the higher ended cameras but will not work on the cheapest ones like the d3100,3200..
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 10:03 AM

To augment what Arlon said, the D40, D40x, D50, D60, D70, D80, D90, D100, D3000, D3100, D3200, D5000, and D5100 will NOT meter with Adaptall lenses. The D1, D1h, D1x, D2h, D2x, D200, D300, D300s, D700, D800, and D7000 will meter with the Adaptall lenses. Don
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Why film photography? I like shooting with the equipment. 6x6 Velvia slides from a C330 have an appeal all their own.

Why automated 35mm/Digital cameras? Event photography is about capturing moments. It often requires quick response. Well done automaton can be your friend or your enemy. It all depends on knowing what it can and can't do. "A man's got to know his (camera's) limitations." paraphrasing Dirty Harry...

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 09:03 AM

Sounds like I can "shoot", review, make corrections for exposure, and delete if not a good shot, right? Like "bracketing" with a 35mm but you're not using 3 frames to get one good shot.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 09:40 AM

To augment what Arlon said, the D40, D40x, D50, D60, D70, D80, D90, D100, D3000, D3100, D3200, D5000, and D5100 will NOT meter with Adaptall lenses. The D1, D1h, D1x, D2h, D2x, D200, D300, D300s, D700, D800, and D7000 will meter with the Adaptall lenses.

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I would have sworn there was no AI metering lever on the D800 that I looked at on Tuesday night at my LCS. Just checked the user manual and it is shown on the graphic. Hmmmm :huh:

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Edited by Peter, 17 August 2012 - 09:50 AM.


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Posted 17 August 2012 - 09:45 AM

Sounds like I can "shoot", review, make corrections for exposure, and delete if not a good shot, right? Like "bracketing" with a 35mm but you're not using 3 frames to get one good shot.



Yes. One way would be to set the lens to the desired aperture, shoot on shutter priority, selecting an approximate shutter speed, then adjust shutter speed as required (or adjust aperture if you need to maintain shutter speed to minimize the potential for motion blur, for example).

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 11:22 AM

Iíve never used a Tameron adaptall, but have tried a couple of T mount lenses on my D2x with decent results after remembering to set the non-CPU data correctly.

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 06:13 PM

I discovered that my White Balance was set wrong for what I wanted to do. I can use the Tamron lens on my D50. I can set the speed or F-stop and then I switch to manual, shoot the shot, then review to see if I need to bracket. Good learning experience, but I still got a lot to learn with these here digitals.



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 03:16 PM

CBN, you mind posting an image of the Adaptall?  I have heard about these, never seen one.  Just curious.  No rush.


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 06:54 AM

I have an Adaptall lens with Nikon Adapter, Art. Is it the lens you want to see or the adapter  -  or both ?



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 07:42 AM

Both would be great if it is not too much trouble. Thanks.
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Posted 14 September 2014 - 04:41 PM

Art,

Here is a Tamron 70-210mm f4-5.6 with Adaptall Nikon mount. First shown with the mount...

 

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And shown without it...

 

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The Adaptall mount mounts onto the lens in its' own unique manner. Then the lens mounts on the standard F-mount in the normal way.

 

This is an old dusty lens I acquired with the re-acquisition of my original Nikon EM from my ex brother-in-law.

 

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Posted 14 September 2014 - 08:46 PM

Just to add the Tamron will also meter with the D600/610.

 

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Posted 14 September 2014 - 09:39 PM

Thanks for that update, Jim. I used the 400/4 adaptall at the air show on Labor Day with the D610 and it worked like a champ.
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Film: N90s, F3, F100, F4s, C330s. A few lenses.

Why film photography? I like shooting with the equipment. 6x6 Velvia slides from a C330 have an appeal all their own.

Why automated 35mm/Digital cameras? Event photography is about capturing moments. It often requires quick response. Well done automaton can be your friend or your enemy. It all depends on knowing what it can and can't do. "A man's got to know his (camera's) limitations." paraphrasing Dirty Harry...

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 03:52 AM

Great can't wait to see the pics! :)

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Nikon Series E lens, 28mm, 100mm, 135mm, 75-150mm, 70-210 f4.

MF Nikkor's 50 f2 Ai, 500 f4 ED Ai-P.

 

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 10:02 PM

Peter, thanks for posting a photo of an Adaptall, been meaning too but can't remember to do it. Once I figgered out how to use it, I've taken several shots with it.



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Posted 01 October 2014 - 05:54 AM

400 f/4? I don't know that one?? must be great if it is built like my 300 f/2.8 adaptall

 

Yes of course they work fine. I use it all the time. I also used my 90mm macro a lot, but the there is the 200 mm Micro nikkor so I ended up selling it.

use the free plugin lens tagger if you want to keep track in Lightroom.



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Posted 01 October 2014 - 09:30 AM

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 11:42 AM

Will oblige when I can Jazzer. We're moving house Saturday, we're planning a wedding for the 24th and I'm still recovering from knee surgery. Not much time left for processing photos, unfortunately.
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Digital: D610 backed up by a D1x.  Quoted from an unknown source by a fellow planeteer, "Never get rid of a working D1x." I've got to agree.

Film: N90s, F3, F100, F4s, C330s. A few lenses.

Why film photography? I like shooting with the equipment. 6x6 Velvia slides from a C330 have an appeal all their own.

Why automated 35mm/Digital cameras? Event photography is about capturing moments. It often requires quick response. Well done automaton can be your friend or your enemy. It all depends on knowing what it can and can't do. "A man's got to know his (camera's) limitations." paraphrasing Dirty Harry...

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 04:40 PM

Cedar I have a Nikon d7000, which I love. The main reason why I bought this model over lets say a series 3000 or 5000 Nikon is the ability to use all Nikon lenses from the Ai's forward. I can put input focal length and max aperture into the camera. It meters my shot and I still have manual focus assist also. I love the old lenses and have many of them. Besides it was the best model I could afford,lol


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