Nikon D2Hs with a Minolta 85mm/F1.4 Portrait lens?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by DeanB, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. DeanB

    DeanB Guest

    I am purchasing a Nikon D2Hs camera soon and was considering selling
    my (new) Minolta 85mm F1.4 lens. However, I don't know if that lens
    could be used on the Nikon, and whether it would be useful. Its a
    beautiful lens, and I suspect it could be quite a nice telephoto on a
    DX format camera. Any thoughts I would greatly appreciate.

    DeanB, Feb 20, 2007
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    Yoshi Guest

    I think the Maxxum lensmount is somewhat larger than the Nikon mount. If
    there are adapters for this combo I'm not aware of them.

    Yoshi, Feb 20, 2007
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    Toby Guest

    The depth of the Nikon body makes mounting of any other brand lens
    impossible if you wish to focus to infinity.

    Toby, Feb 21, 2007
  4. DeanB

    DeanB Guest

    Yeah that's what I've been seeing on the web, no such luck. I was
    hoping there was a lensed adapter that would work.

    Thanks anyway
    DeanB, Feb 21, 2007
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    Toby Guest

    I Thought I once saw adapters with incorporated meniscus lenses to allow
    correct focusing on Nikon bodies (albeit with some loss of optical quality)
    but I'll be damned if I can find them now.

    Toby, Feb 21, 2007
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