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Sony E body + Nikon F lens

COMPATIBLE AF AR MF MA SB MAC TS

Allows using full focal length (even with AF).

The basic adpater is a mechanical converter for the F lens to E body. The major drawback is that autofocus and diaphragm control won't be available (these are electrically adjusted). The problem is, that diaphragm control can be operated manually only. Another issue is that Nikon AI G lenses have electronic aperture control, therefore the adapter cannot operate it.

The AF situation isn't that bad, fortunately. Adapters with signal transmission tend to function pretty well on NEX (video recording isn't the best though):

The necessary Commlite adapter can be bought for some $ 400. Other brands are available too, like the relatively new Vello adapter is a well made gizmo, but its price is similar (and as mentione before, they don't support every lens versions).

In late 2016 the Fotodiox rolled out a Fusion Smart Adapter, which is another possible solution for the AF issue.

Generally speaking, the Nikon F (AI) lenses can be used (with limitations) on E systems (important to know, older Nikons are fullframes /FX/, but there are newer ones with smaller /DX/ sensors. The latter are unable cover the A7 series 36*24 size image frame.

Thanks to the difference in flange focal depth, F-NEX tilt-shift adapters are also available on eBay:

Another option, the macro adapter comes with an adjustable ring, which allows to increase distance between the lens and the sensor. This quasi-macro mode will leave you without infinity focus, but the near focus point will be closer. The imaging won't be altered much by this. Macro adapters can be found on eBay:

Last but not least, speedbooster adapters come with an extra lens, that shrinks the fullframe F image to the APS-C sensor's size (A6000, A6300, A6500) with some loss of quality. AF and manual versions can be found here:


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Terminology

In terms of compatibility, we distinguish four separate categories:

COMPATIBLE
PARTIALLY COMPATIBLE
COMPATIBLE IN THEORY
NOT COMPATIBLE
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:

MF
AF
MA
AA
SB
MAC
TS
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.