help with adated lens

manta63

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Hi.

Need some help with some info on a decent lens for birding . I was thinking about adapting a nikkor 300 mm to my Panasonic g3. Is this
a possibility with an adapter ?. Any other lens suggestions would also be much appreciated.

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manta63

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Thanks for the advice. I have been offered this lens Nikon NIKKOR 300mm f/4.5 Manual focus Prime Lens
Nikon - AI Mount any advice on this lens, also what adapter would i need.
 
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I use a Canon 300mm f4 lens for birding. The NIKKOR lens you are looking at would be a similar setup. Large, heavy, and long. It is good to get one with a tripod mount.

As far as adapters go, the little $20 Nikkor to M4/3 adapters seem to work fine.

Here is an old thread on the subject.

https://www.mu-43.com/showthread.php?t=4918

I typically go to Amazon and find mine.
 

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Hi.

Need some help with some info on a decent lens for birding . I was thinking about adapting a nikkor 300 mm to my Panasonic g3. Is this
a possibility with an adapter ?. Any other lens suggestions would also be much appreciated.
following on from the other comments, do you already have the lens?

If not then I'd suggest that you look at the FD300mm f4 lens as:
* excellent adapters are available for them at good prices off Ciecio7 on ebay
* the FD300f4 is a low priced lens because it can only be used on mirrorless cameras (NB: typically about $200 for the FD and about $900 for the Nikon)

if you only buy that one FD lens then you can just leave the adaptor on it at all times.

this is my 300mm (on my G1, which I don't have anymore but none the less)
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and this is one of my blog posts about those FD adapters
http://cjeastwd.blogspot.com.au/2009/05/new-fd-lens-adapter-for-g1.html
 

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The Nikkor 300 works very well. I picked this lens up for $160. It is very clean with only a few minor wear marks on the barrel.

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Manta - before you commit yourself, have a look at this site - http://photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/index.html

Contains information about most Nikon lenses including all the serial numbers and how they relate to the different versions of the lenses. Of note on the page above is a link to Bjørn Rørslett lens page. Bjørn Rørslett gives his subjective ratings on each lens which could be a good starting point for anyone unfamiliar with the old skool Nikon range. The other review sites are good too... although maybe take a barrel of salt for Ken Rockwells site :)
 
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