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Nikon 1 body + L39 lens


Fortunately the flange focal depth allows conversion.

The flange focal depth of the L39 system is 28.8mm, significantly more than the Nikon 1 camera's, consequently it's simple to maked an adapter.

The adapter consists of a black housing and an L39 screw thread fixed by three small bolts. After loosening the bolts, the thread can be turned within the converter, allowing to set the lens precisely, with the numbering on top.

Find your adapter here:

Don't forget however, that the Nikon 1 system uses a CX sensor, which has an even smaller, 2.7* crop factor than the M4/3 sensors compared to full-frames. This means that using a fullframe L39 lens you'll get a pretty high focal length multiplier (you'll get a smaller image frame). You can find out more about different sensors and crop factors in this article: .

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In terms of compatibility, we distinguish four separate categories:

This means that you'll be able to apply the lens on the camera in question with a proper adapter, and full focus range will be available with it (often with aperture control too). If AF is supported, you'll see it in the description.
This means that due to the flange focal depth or other factor this conversion would be normally unfeasible, but with some compromises (e.g. using a speedbooster adapter) can be made possible.
This means that the flange focal depth should make mounting and using inifinty focus possible, but for some reason there are no adapter rings available or other factors make it unviable.
This means that you won't be able to mount your lens due to mechanical incompatibility or the difference in flange focal depth doesn't make inifinity focus possible. Although numerous lenses can be mounted on cameras without infinity focus, but this cannot be considered actual compatibility.

Additional information for compatible variations:

manual focus (on the lens, with its own control ring)
autofocus available (AF controlled by the camera body)
manual aperture control (on the lens, with its own control ring)
automatic aperture control (controlled by the camera body)
speedbooster (focal reducer) adapters are available
macro (variable length) adapters are available
tilt-shift (or other flexible) adapters can be used

If you'd like to read more in-depth about compatiblity, you'll need to get familiar with flange focal depth, see this article.