Nikon G mount lenses (FX FORMAT) for Sony PMW F3L.
Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:10 AM
Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:35 AM
Most nikon lenses should be F mount, the D and G indicators are, basically, older lenses with an aperture ring (D) and newer models without an aperture ring (G).
So as long as it's a standard Nikon lens, which the 70-200 2.8 is, it should be fine, you just won't have control on the lens for the aperture. I have a novoflex adapter which has a little ring built into it that controls the aperture tab without stepping.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:42 AM
Yes its G,they Say DX/35mm lenses.
DX is what format they cover. DX is the 1.3 crop sensor, FX is full frame. I think on the 35mm there's even slight vignetting on DX (e.g.: D7000), but I haven't used it. I shoot some stills with a D7000, but have never used a DX lens on it.
FX will cover full frame.
You might be ok with a DX lens on the F3, since Super35 is close to a DX 1.3 crop. But not entirely sure.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:29 PM
EDIT: And, to add, every Nikon lens from the past 50 years has an F-mount. The G and D series lenses you're referring to are referencing a particular design of the lens, along with AI, AI-S, Pre-AI, along with a whole slew of letters to indicate lens specs. (See: http://en.wikipedia....i/Nikon_F-mount)
Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:02 PM
And I see it says compatible with DX/35mm lenses.
That just means that a lens labeled DX will be ok as well as any of the other lenses for 35mm format. And the adapter will introduce an additional 1.5x crop. And it has the manual aperture adjustment so you'd be good to go.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:26 AM
I'd highly recommend the Optitek Nikon Pro-Lock mount for your F3, it's the most functional and fully-featured Nikon adapter you can get for the F3, and although it's considerably more expensive than the alternatives, it more than makes up for it in the added versatility and ease of use it will provide. It has actual markings for aperture values on G-lenses, and it has a positive locking system (like the standard PL mount) to prevent Nikon lenses from moving or rotating on the lens mount - which could easily save you from nailing a take.
Posted 16 December 2012 - 04:33 PM