Is it possible to use a nikon1 lens on m43?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by rhaab, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. rhaab

    rhaab Mu-43 Rookie

    Mar 19, 2013
    I don't get the mount on these lenses, I know its 2.7x crop.
    Does that mean I can't put it on a m43 body?
  2. Geoff3DMN

    Geoff3DMN Mu-43 Veteran

    It would vignette badly, like using a crop only DSLR lens on a full frame DSLR. The 1 series has a smaller sensor tham micro 4/3 rds and nikon 1 lenses are only designed to cover that smaller sensor area.
  3. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    You would have many issues! First is that they are designed for a smaller sensor so they would vignette a little. Second there would be no way to control the focus or aperture{all electronic}. Finally, the registration distance{length between mount and sensor} is shorter which would prevent them from focusing at infinity and possibly even moderate distances{they would be close-up only}.

    So to put it simply - NO.

    The crop factor has nothing to do with what lenses can be adapted or not{at least not for the mount itself}. The diameter of the mount and the registration are what will allow or not allow lenses to be adapted. That and electronic connections - with the exception of a few adaptors that allow EOS lenses to be fitted no electronic adaptors are available.
  4. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    I hate it when people ask this question, but... Why would you want to?
  5. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Exactly. M4/3 lenses are far superior.
  6. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I hadn't seen anybody asking this before.

    Nikon makes good glass and from the reviews these are decent lenses, although nothing spectacular. There are far fewer lenses in the Nikon 1 system but I think Nikon thought it out a little better. They are also better priced on the whole.

    I would love to have a full focal range power zoom in m4/3 for video! The Nikon 1 system has a lens like this, the 10-100mm. The Nikon 1 system also has a cheap f1.8 normal!
  7. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    I understand why - he's trying to increase his crop factor. I know of a few Nikon 1 owners who are bolting it to their big Nikon 400-600 lenses just for the 2.7 crop....And since they're already Nikon DSLR owners, their lenses will autofocus on the "1" System bodies....
  8. Geoff3DMN

    Geoff3DMN Mu-43 Veteran

    Well yes but in that case you're putting lenses designed for a larger sensor on a smaller sensor, he's asking about putting lenses designed for a smaller sensor on to a larger sensor... not the same thing at all.
  9. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Of course - It's just not going to work..

    Then there's the Sigma "Bigma" on a Pentax Q :biggrin: