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Old Mar 2, 2008, 8:49 PM   #1
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Given that the Canon 70-200 F4 Lprovides superior results fora more than reasonableprice, and that I fail to findany equivalent in Sigma or Nikon FOR THE SAME PRICE, is there any adapter or hack to use it onmy NIkon D200 ?

Or maybe a Nikon manual lens with same glass quality as the Canon 70-200 F4 L ?

If what I am asking for is totally stupid, please do not hit too hard.

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Old Mar 3, 2008, 7:10 AM   #2
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There are adapters that allow you to do so, but I don't think its worth the effort. The lens and body won't communicate.

Nikon has a 70-200 vr that by all accounts is one of the best lenses they've ever made. It is $1800 though. There is also a 80-200 vr, that is not quite as good, but still an excellent lens, and this can often be found for less than $1000 used.

some older manual Nikon lenses are also very good and much cheaper, but tend to have some issues with IQ on digital bodies, notably poor performance in chromatic aberrations.
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Thanks foryour answer. The Canon 70-200 f4 l is under 600 usd, that's why Iwasasking. I'd love to spend the 1800 usd you mentioned but have other priorities.

I have to find out about these adapters

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I also wouldn't count on getting the same quality from this lens on a Nikon body it wasn't designed for. I'm skeptical of these adapters, at best. I don't quite understand spending even $600 on a lens that will not be able to be used the way it was intended. You could spend the same $600 and get a lesser Nikon lens that is fully compatible and will likely be a better performer (at least on a Nikon Body).

If that canon lens is what you really need, you're better off with a Canon DSLR


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sigma 70-200 2.8?
nikon 80-200 2.8?

probably better than using adapters.
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I personally wouldn't even want to try working with the adaptor, yes it is a good lens but from my limited knowledge of the adaptors then you will not retain full control or quality.

What sort of shooting do you want the lens for?
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