Using Leica lenses on a "Nikon 1" - will it meter ??

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by soeren_engelbrecht|1, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. Hi,

    I've been googling a bit without finding an answer to this... I know that using the Nikon FT-1 adapter, I can get M and A modes with Ai lenses, i.e., the meter works without a CPU in the lens. The FT-1 iself has contacts, but I do not know, if has electronics inside or just passes through the CPU info like third party extension tubes sometimes do.

    I am thinking about a third party Leica to Nikon1 adapter that (a) is much cheaper (b) is much smaller (c) will let me use my petite Summicron 40/2 as a fast 105 portrait lens. But will this combination meter ?? I don't have a camera to test it out, and adapters are apparently on the other side of the planet from me...

    Thanks in advance,
  2. Is there an lens adapter? The 2.7x crop factor isn't very attractive and you'll be losing 1's big appeal, the awesome AF!...Get the Nex or a micro 4/3rd imo. With the olys, there is IBIS:)
  3. Okay, there are adapters. And your 40mm idea sounds good...let's hope someone knows your answer. But I still think that the big appeal of the 1 is the AF tho. FWIW, there are m4/3rds bodies for merely 1/2 -1/3 price of the nikon 1...
  4. I don't think no meter is a problem

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