use of zeiss on nikon

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  1. stavros

    stavros Member

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    Hallo there. How can I use my Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1,7 / 50 on a Nikon D 600 body? Thank you in advance
     
  2. UdoS

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    Hallo Stavros,

    assuming you are talking about a Zeiss lens with Contax/Yashica mount, I guess the adaptation on a Nikon camera will not work due to a not matching flange focal length, which is 45.5 mm for C/Y lenses and 46.5 mm for Nikon cameras. Even if your lens would have the proper bayonet, then you could not focus it to infinity on a Nikon camera.

    Hope this helps.

    Regards,
    Udo
     
  3. stavros

    stavros Member

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    It realy helped me. Thank's Udo. Perhaps this might be a solution : You must be logged in to see this link.
     
  4. UdoS

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    That's indeed a promising solution for some lenses with a bit of dis- and assembly work involved and hopefully worth the effort. Wish I still had my old Zeiss/Contax glass... it had to be sold long ago with a Contax 139 to be able to continue on the university....

    Best of luck with your adaptation!

    Regards,
    Udo
     
  5. stavros

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    Thank's again Udo. I am sure university worth all the money. Keep going
     
  6. UdoS

    UdoS Member

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    yes, indeed .... ;-)
     
  7. garybrook

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    Actually, many of the C/Y lenses can be adapted to the Nikon bodies, including your 50/1.7 if it is an MMJ version. I haven't done that as I use my C/Y lenses on a Canon 1Ds body, which is more simple with a thin mount adapter. For your application have a look at Leitax dot com at the C/Y to Nikon folder. These mounts are well known and supported for several years. Some lenses cannot be adapted to the Leitax mounts, but many can and there is a list of those which have been successfully. Also, note that the adapted mount can be disassembled without damage and the lens and the mount can be sold separately. Regards,

    Gary.
     
  8. dirk

    dirk CI-Founder

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    I can recommend Leitax. He converted many years ago 2 Contax lenses for me from C/Y mount to M42 mount. With that M42 mount, I can use them now on 6 different camera systems with a cheap M42 adapter.

    Sony/Minolta, Olympus, Sigma, Pentax, Fuji X, Canon. Only with Nikon mount the M42 does not work.
     
  9. triton76

    triton76 New Member

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    i 've reworked a lot of lenses to fit to other mounts than beeing made, highly recommend leitax - have a look at that gem:
    D300_summicron_xs.jpg
     
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