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  • tflyfish2002
    If you search ebay, or my post a few days ago you will see that there is a adapter that does give focus confirmation, it works well with my 1Ds and the 10.5.
    Message 1 of 9 , Mar 1, 2007
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      If you search ebay, or my post a few days ago you will see that there
      is a adapter that does give focus confirmation, it works well with my
      1Ds and the 10.5. I guess you might not need it if you lock the focus
      ring in place, but it is very easy to move it when taking the photo's.

      Bazzer
      --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, "dmgalpha" <dmgerman@...> wrote:
      >
      > --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, Andrew Crawford <yahoo@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Alex wrote:
      > > > I bought one from fotodiox.com and it's great! Used mostly with a
      > > > Micro-Nikkor
      > > > on my 400D for extremely sharp closeups of small items.
      > > > No focus confirmation though. Apparently if you search eBay
      there are
      > > > versions of the adapter which have attached a small contact
      assembly,
      > > > and some
      > > > electronics, whereby the AF indicator displays when proper focus is
      > > > achieved.
      > > > To my knowledge there are no adapters allowing AF as such with
      Nikkor
      > > > lenses on EOS bodies.
      > > > Alex
      > >
      > > I second the recommendation for the fotodiox adapter. I am using one
      > > with the Nikon 10.5mm on my Canon Rebel XT and, it is working well.
      > >
      > > If I understand correctly, you are unlikely to see an adapter that
      will
      > > allow Nikon lenses to auto focus on Canon cameras, barring a major
      > > development in making motor miniaturization. I believe Canon uses an
      > > electronic connection between the lens and body to drive a motor
      in the
      > > lens, while Nikon uses a gear system to focus their lenses from a
      motor
      > > in the body.
      > >
      >
      >
      > I believe the original poster was referring to focus confirmation,
      > which these adapters do not give.
      >
      > There is a M42 adapter known as the dandelion that provides focus
      > confirmation.
      >
      > In the case of the 10.5 this is not a problem. The lens focuses sharp
      > from 1 would say 1m to infinity at approximately F8.
      >
      > Has anybody tried the manual focusing screens from Canon? They can be
      > mounted on the series 1, 3, 5, and I have seen hacks to make them fit
      > in a 20d.
      >
      >
      > dmg
      >
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