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Old 06-21-2019   #6
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Originally Posted by helenhill View Post
Do I need an adapter yo use Nikon RF Lenses
On a Nikon DF ?
If so what is a good adaptet ?

Thanks in Advance ... Best Wishes~ H
Helen,

I don't know of an adapter that will mate Nikon RF lenses to a Nikon Df DSLR. The flange focal distance for the Rangefinder lenses is too short for the SLR cameras because of the swinging mirror. For a Nikon RF lens to focus properly on the Df, the rear element of the RF lens would have to be within the mirror box of the Df camera, thereby hitting the mirror when you tried to make an image.

This is why the mirrorless cameras work so well, no mirror or mirror box and the RF lens can be mounted the proper distance from the image sensor.

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-Tim
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