In the hopes of winning an auction for a new Canon DSLR and getting it at a major discount, I had to give up the possibility of purchasing one that came with a lens (and even a battery for that matter). This lead me to immediately have some concern over having to purchase more lenses for the potential Canon, assuming I win, of course. But, in previously searching for lens adapters when purchasing used lenses in bulk that didn’t identify the type of mounts they had, I was not too concerned until I discovered the prices.
Looking at compatible adapters nearly gave me a heart attack as I discovered the cost of the adapter would be more than the cost of the camera body itself! Nothing unexpected for the experienced camera user I’m sure, but we’re ballin’ on a budget over here at Chi11est Productions so I was so glad when I came across this YouTube video:
I mean, with prices ranging well above $150+ versus the video title’s advertised $17 I was not only intrigued, I was sold before even hitting the play button! But, I soon noticed that the video was published in 2012 so I was a bit wear of the link that was provided, And, sure enough, the link lead me to some adapter that did NOT have the aperture control. Disheartened, I continued my search until finally…
I came across the “FocusFoto 9th Gen AF Confirm Adapter for Nikon F/AI/AF-S/G Lens to Canon EOS EF EF-S Mount Camera 80D 77D 70D 60D 5D Mark II III 5D2 5D3 7D 6D 3000D 1500D 1300D 1200D 800D 760D 750D 700D 650D 100D” which is quite a breathe full when trying to just specify the item name but otherwise found here https://amzn.to/3eOaq3G for short.
Not only does it have the aperture control found in the video, it was also cheaper than$17! At least in March 2021 (in case anyone comes across this 9 years later like I did with the video). So now that I have a safe way of using all the lenses I bought for my Nikon D3100, the only thing left preventing me from order said adapter was making sure I win the auction, which still has 2 days left to go.
Wish me luck! fingers crossed