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Focal Reducer and a Nikon 70-210/4 AF Nikkor.

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Gerard, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. Gerard

    Gerard Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    May 12, 2015
    Vleuten, Utrecht
    I bought a Nikon 70-210/4 AF Nikkor, like the one in the picture.
    If I would buy a focal reducer, it would give me an 50-140 (ish) f2.8
    I wonder how far from reality it is to compare this lens to the Olympus m.Zuiko 40-150 f/2.8 ?
    I know there is a 20 or 30 years difference, I know it is AF.
    Anyone out there who knows this Nikkor and has played with it on a m43 camera?
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  2. tkbslc

    tkbslc Super Moderator

    The 40-150 PRO is one of the best lenses of this era. It's going to be really hard to match it with an old lens. I don't think you'd find many prime lenses from ANY era that can beat it.

    Photozone has tested the 70-210 above on a Nikon DSLR. Results are not spectacular, but decent: http://www.photozone.de/Reviews/248-nikkor-af-70-210mm-f4-review--lab-test-report?start=1

    I think rather than investing in expensive focal reducers for that lens, you'd be better off looking at alternatives like the Canon 50-135mm f3.5 that are already almost there without having to use a larger lens and a focal reducer.
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  3. Turbofrog

    Turbofrog Mu-43 Legend

    Mar 21, 2014
    I tend to agree. The Canon 50-135 f3.5 is also great if you do end up getting the focal reducer as well, since you end up with a 35-100mm f2.5.

    I paid $60 for mine, but that was a really good deal on eBay from Japan.
  4. ac12

    ac12 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Apr 24, 2018
    This is an OLD thread, but for anyone with a similar question, I have not found an adapter that will AF the old Nikon screwdriver AF lenses.
    In fact I have not found an adapter that will AF the later electronic AF-S lenses either.
    So you end up with a manual everything (focus and aperture), auto nothing lens.
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