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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Help - can't mount Novoflex adapter?


I bought this adapter:

Novoflex EOS/NIK-NT Lens Adapter for Nikon G Type Lenses to Canon EOS DSLR Cameras

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/724050-REG/Novoflex_EOSNIK_NT_EOS_NIK_NT_Lens_Adapter_for.html#costumerReview

trying to mount it on a ZF.1 25mm/2.8 lens.

It will not mount, though I have not tried muscling it on there. Are Novoflex adapters difficult to install? Or did I get the wrong adapter? My basic Fotodiox goes right on, no problem.

I swear, @#$%%^^ adapters!! Anything other than the cheapest Fotodiox adapters punk me everytime. %$#@! %$#@! %$#@!

Thanks!
Michelle



Feb 24, 2012 at 08:14 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Help - can't mount Novoflex adapter?


The ZF/ZF.2 lenses aren't G lenses though. They have aperture rings, and are even compatible with some older bodies. Perhaps the little AI bit is getting in the way? I think you need the Novoflex EOS/NIK adapter instead (no NT).


Feb 24, 2012 at 09:12 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Help - can't mount Novoflex adapter?


I have a Novoflex EOS/NIK-NT and use it with a Voigtländer Nokton 58mm F1.4 SL. The mount on that lens is marked as N/AI-S. The fit is very tight and I have to use uncomfortably much force to get it on. Not to mention off. But the resistance is kind of smooth, so I don't get the feeling that I am going to break anything.



Feb 24, 2012 at 09:47 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Help - can't mount Novoflex adapter?


I tried a Novoflex R to EOS adapter on my Summicron-R 90/2, and it was very difficult to get on and off - exactly as described by alundeb. I expect it would be just as secure as a Leitax kit. OTOH, the Novoflex adapter cost $300, so I went with Fotodiox Pro.


Feb 25, 2012 at 12:12 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Help - can't mount Novoflex adapter?


Is it set to the minimum aperture? Thats the only way it fits on my Rok 85 1.4.


Feb 25, 2012 at 02:28 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Help - can't mount Novoflex adapter?


iGeekPro wrote:
Is it set to the minimum aperture? Thats the only way it fits on my Rok 85 1.4.


The lens or adapter? I did set the adapter, did not check the lens setting...



Feb 25, 2012 at 02:30 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Help - can't mount Novoflex adapter?


Lens.


Feb 25, 2012 at 03:02 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Help - can't mount Novoflex adapter?


iGeekPro wrote:
Lens.


Hmmmm. It will start on now but won't go all the way on.



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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Help - can't mount Novoflex adapter?


Hmmmm, I dunno, try everything you can. Focus wide open, stop down for flash, pretty useful. But honestly with an aperture ring its not worth the cash unless you already have a 14-24.


Feb 25, 2012 at 08:21 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Help - can't mount Novoflex adapter?


Have you tried a safe lubricant?


Feb 25, 2012 at 08:23 AM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Help - can't mount Novoflex adapter?


Paul: you used to be a safe cracker? Unhinging them vault doors requiring lube?
/ Henrik (the wise cracker)

OT: I would not feel comfortable exerting that amount of force changing lenses. Have you checked the screws on the lens bayonet? A bayonet screw might be protruding ever so slightly, causing bind and grind.



Feb 25, 2012 at 05:23 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Help - can't mount Novoflex adapter?


kosmoskatten wrote:
Paul: you used to be a safe cracker? Unhinging them vault doors requiring lube?
/ Henrik (the wise cracker)

OT: I would not feel comfortable exerting that amount of force changing lenses. Have you checked the screws on the lens bayonet? A bayonet screw might be protruding ever so slightly, causing bind and grind.


Fine. I waxed that puppy up and still can't slide it in. Don't really want to get my thing stuck in the thing, either. I hate it when that happens.



Feb 25, 2012 at 06:00 PM
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Shaving next....


Feb 25, 2012 at 06:03 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Help - can't mount Novoflex adapter?


alundeb wrote:
Shaving next....


Glad I wasn't drinking tea when I read that... It seriously made me snort.



Feb 25, 2012 at 06:25 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Help - can't mount Novoflex adapter?


Oh boy.


Feb 25, 2012 at 08:07 PM





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