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Michael Erlewine

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LF Lenses (AM-ED 210mm) on the DSLR and Fuji GFX
« on: February 21, 2017, 09:28:36 am »

Here is a relatively inexpensive bellows camera that successfully uses the large-format Nikkor AM-ED 210mm f/5.6 lens lens. The “AM” in the “AM-ED” series (120mm and 210mm) stands for APO-Macro, so that says something about how we might use the lens.

For those who like to experiment, here is the order of the attached parts in this image, starting with the lens.

(1) The lens is the Nikkor AM-ED f/5.6 lens, reversed here to use the 67mm threads on the front of the lens to mount it.

(2) Next is a step-down ring from 67mm > 52mm. Here I used two rings, since I did not have a single step-down of the right size.

(3) Next is the Novoflex Prolei Board, with the LEINIK-NT adapter set into it.

(4) Then comes the Novoflex BALPRO T/S bellows system, reversed because I want to move the rear standard to stack photos properly, and for some (sorry) reason Novoflex chose to make only the front standard movable by gear. So I reverse it.

(5) Then comes the Novoflex APRO board, with the NIK-A adapter inserted in the board.

(6) Then, of course is the Nikon D810.

PLEASE NOTE. I have in my hands the Fotodiox FuJi GFX camera mount to Nikon F-Mount lenses, ready to go on this rig the moment I get my GFX. It will probably work. Worst case, I might have to add a little extension on the camera end.

ALSO: This same Fotodiox adapter will fit on my Cambo Actus camera exactly, and the lens will fit on the Cambo Actus lens-mount Copal #1 that I have coming. PLUS, I will have an extended Actus rail and bellows (450mm), which may or may not work well (vignetting) on the GFX, but it is worth a look..

Bottom line is I want to see how the GFX does with some of these LF lenses.

A shot with bad lighting (night) that shows that this lens is sharp and we know I am catching just the center of it. And another shot of some Gebera, again with bad light.
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Re: LF Lenses (AM-ED 210mm) on the DSLR and Fuji GFX
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2017, 10:48:06 am »

All my adapters arrived, so I was able to firm up the system. Now we have a more-solid Copal-1 board in the front standard, dispensing with all the various rings and adapters. Because the AM-ED 210mm is so large, I had to add a Nikon PK-13 extension on the camera end, so that I can achieve focus. If I use a smaller lens, like the AM-ED 120mm, I would not need the PK-13.
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Re: LF Lenses (AM-ED 210mm) on the DSLR and Fuji GFX
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2017, 01:08:02 pm »

Very nice!
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Re: LF Lenses (AM-ED 210mm) on the DSLR and Fuji GFX
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2019, 04:11:25 am »

Michael I'm curious if you ever pursued this set up with the GFX.

I own both the 120 and 210 AM ED Nikors. They really are outstanding lenses.
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Re: LF Lenses (AM-ED 210mm) on the DSLR and Fuji GFX
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2019, 04:15:19 am »

Michael I'm curious if you ever pursued this set up with the GFX.

I own both the 120 and 210 AM ED Nikors. They really are outstanding lenses.

It has been some time since I sold my GFX, but if I remember right, I used the Cambo Actus with the GFX and various lenses on the front end. I have the 120 and 210 AM-EDs, as well.
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