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Re: Nikon 1 and D-mount and C-mount lenses
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2021, 09:10:01 »
So what you want it to just use a cine lens on a Nikon 1 body?
I have used manual nikkors without a chip via the FT-1 converter but FT-1 as contacts.

Nikon 1 bodies also work on a scope for digi-scoping via the DSA-N1 adapter which has contacts also.

So both FT-1 and DSA-N1 adapter has contacts at the Nikon 1 body side therefor I am in doubt if Nikon 1 body needs to "see" something attached so Nikon 1 body is "fooled" to believe a lens is attached?

A shame Nikon 1 system ended. It was nice and compact and sensors got better and better from V1 to J5. Also a shame with the investment in Nikon 1 equipment that can only be used with Nikon 1 bodies. 

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Re: Nikon 1 and D-mount and C-mount lenses
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2021, 12:20:12 »
i wonder...so i wont get any focus magnification without the chip? :o :o :o

That is correct. Nikin has dumbed down the functionality of their 1-series models.  Not their wisest move I think.

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Re: Nikon 1 and D-mount and C-mount lenses
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2021, 15:04:25 »
so is there a way to fool it? I dont want to salvage expensive Nikon adapters for the chips :o :o :o

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Re: Nikon 1 and D-mount and C-mount lenses
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2021, 16:13:23 »
K&F sells passive adapters to mount on Nikon 1 cameras like this M42 adapter til Nikon 1 mount:
https://dk.kentfaith.com/nikon-1/KF06.116_m42-linser-til-nikon-1-mount-kamera-adapter

It should indicate that a pure passive adapter can be used with 3. party lenses without any electronics?

But K&F does not make a cine-lens to Nikon 1 adapter.

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Re: Nikon 1 and D-mount and C-mount lenses
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2021, 16:20:00 »
It should work and Fotodiox makes a C-mount adapter.
This video shows a list of adapters made for Nikon 1 and there is also a demonstration of a pure passive adapter used with a Canon EOS lens:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNYNmqqQlA8

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Re: Nikon 1 and D-mount and C-mount lenses
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2021, 16:22:44 »
Also maybe something to look at here to be inspired from?
http://www.francperet.com/2014/10/01/nikon1-v1-and-cine-lenses/

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Re: Nikon 1 and D-mount and C-mount lenses
« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2021, 01:54:35 »

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Re: Nikon 1 and D-mount and C-mount lenses
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2021, 07:29:27 »
Yes, there is an alternative just getting a pure C-mount adapter without any electronics as this ebay link:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/C-Nikon1-C-Mount-Adaptor-fits-Cine-CCTV-Lens-to-Nikon-J1-V1-J2-V2-J3-V3-UK-STOCK-/193194567378

Then you just need to set the Nikon 1 to manual mode. Then you can take pictures.

This fellow just uses a passive adapter using his cine nikkors:
http://www.francperet.com/2014/10/01/nikon1-v1-and-cine-lenses/

I also tried setting my Nikon 1 to M-mode and I can take images without a lens attached.

How do you got to the conclusion that the Russian guy is the only alternative? :-)
Is that because you need to take pictures in e.g. A-mode?

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Re: Nikon 1 and D-mount and C-mount lenses
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2021, 07:47:57 »
yes, A-mode will be very helpful :o :o :o

whats more important is so i could magnify the view ::)

can you please tell me which body you are using? I read that some wont allow use with manual lenses with a dumb adapter and will show a "lens not attached error"

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Re: Nikon 1 and D-mount and C-mount lenses
« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2021, 07:59:34 »
Normally I use A-mode (in this case a J4) shows an error if I remove the lens but if I switch to M-mode I can take images without a lens attached (just the sensor).
I think in M-mode all Nikon 1 should work. I can try my J5 also and the fellow on link above uses his V1 with his cine-Nikkors. So also work using V1.

The magnification you talk about that is not just the 2.7x factor you get compared to FX sensor?

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Re: Nikon 1 and D-mount and C-mount lenses
« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2021, 08:06:25 »
The J5 is easier as it has a PSAM wheel so I just set it to M and it works without a lens.
Then shutter time is set using the "thump-wheel".

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Re: Nikon 1 and D-mount and C-mount lenses
« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2021, 09:06:33 »
thank you. i may be buying a J5 because thats the only reasonable option available to me cost-performance wise. ::)

the V3 is awesome bbut still expensive. :o :o :o

what i meant by magnification is the one like in the Z cameras, i could magnify the image so i could see things better when focusing, not crop factor.

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Re: Nikon 1 and D-mount and C-mount lenses
« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2021, 10:52:21 »
I got a relative cheap J5. Picture quality is quite good. Especially with 18.5/1.8 lens.
The viewfinder magnification may still work in pure manual mode?
Don't know if I can test it when I have not lens on.....maybe try to hold a lens in front of the sensor.....

Do you have the Cine-Nikkor 50/1.8 or which do you have? :-)

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Re: Nikon 1 and D-mount and C-mount lenses
« Reply #29 on: March 15, 2021, 11:00:42 »
I got a relative cheap J5. Picture quality is quite good. Especially with 18.5/1.8 lens.
The viewfinder magnification may still work in pure manual mode?
Don't know if I can test it when I have not lens on.....maybe try to hold a lens in front of the sensor.....

Do you have the Cine-Nikkor 50/1.8 or which do you have? :-)

well, just see if you could magnify without anything attached and see if it works (i hope it does, for both our sake) ::)

i have a 13/1.9 and a 38/1.8 that i dismantled but got lazy to put back (for years now) :o :o :o