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can I use Nikkor 18-200 VRII lens with Canon 30D body?

by ipsolateral / June 15, 2007 12:16 PM PDT

After lots of review seems like the Canon D30 may be best body for the money (I also considered Nikon D80 and D200). The Canon lens with IS is 28 - 135 only, and I have heard great things about the Nikor 18-200 VR II lens. I was wondering if I could use these together, is there some sort of converter?

Is this a crazy idea?
Please add any thoughts. I need to get a camera within a week to bring to Indonesia with me, otherwise I would probably wait to see what the Canon D40 has in store.


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by snapshot2 Forum moderator / June 15, 2007 1:13 PM PDT

Nikon lenses will not work on Canon cameras.


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by ipsolateral / June 15, 2007 1:53 PM PDT
In reply to: No

just wondering. I guess I'll have to decide between the Canon D30 with its 28 - 135 lens or the Nikon D80 with the 18 - 200 lens.

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by jump1127 / June 16, 2007 12:10 AM PDT

Other brand lenses can work on Canon camera. But, you need a specific brand mounting device. For example, Nikon mounting on Canon EOS lense. However, autofocus function and light metering don't properly work on the camera. Meanwhile, you either loosing more light or gaining more light using other different brand lenses; F-stop is harder to predict. The good thing about using Canon is that Canon DSLR camera allows any other brand lenses ( with proper lense mounting device )to be used on Canon. While, Canon lenses can't be used with other camera. Perhaps, Canon provides enough distance between the end of lenses'mounting and the kick-up mirror. Any way, I did try some Nikon's lenses on my EOS 5D. The picture outcomes are quite different from Canon lenses. Good for the landscape and macro. But, not idealistic for portrait !

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dont think so
by watto star / June 16, 2007 4:44 PM PDT

Canon Lenses Wont Fit On Nikon Bodie.

But i must say it would be quiet spectacular if you could, but i bet you some might invent a converter!

Good point though.



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