Canon MP-E 65mm in a Nikon FF body

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Cunha
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Canon MP-E 65mm in a Nikon FF body

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Hi, I´m sorry if this a silly question or even an impossible task, but in 2017 with all kinds of adaptors between lenses, bodies, systems, etc; is it possible to use a Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro USM in a Nikon Full Frame body?
Thank you very much in advance for all your help.
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Post by rjlittlefield »

Sorry, there are no such adapters that I know of. The Nikon flange focal distance is greater than Canon, and the MP-E 65 requires electronic control of diaphragm, using a completely different protocol from Nikon. An adapter would be possible but complicated, involving the physical mount, electronics, and optics. Apparently nobody thinks they could make money doing it.

--Rik

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Post by Cunha »

rjlittlefield wrote:Sorry, there are no such adapters that I know of. The Nikon flange focal distance is greater than Canon, and the MP-E 65 requires electronic control of diaphragm, using a completely different protocol from Nikon. An adapter would be possible but complicated, involving the physical mount, electronics, and optics. Apparently nobody thinks they could make money doing it.

--Rik
Thank you very much Rik, for your explanation. I´ll stay with Canon ,-) because its a nice and reliable system and the MP-E is a really nice piece of glass that just works.
Will live with a bit less of D.Range; for now ,-D
Cheers.

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Post by Beatsy »

I use the MP-E 65 on Sony A7rii with a Metabones IV adapter. It works very well with fantastic image quality and dynamic range in a 42mpix image. Works just as well on the A9 too - but seems a shame to waste all that resolution on a "mere" 24mpix sensor :)

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