Canon makes a camera with a Nikon F-mount

manhattanboymanhattanboy Posts: 967Member
edited March 2014 in General Discussions
Canon makes a camera with a Nikon F-mount. Thought this was interesting.

http://www.canonwatch.com/canon-announces-industrial-camera-nikon-f-mount-m15p-cl/

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  • ChasCSChasCS Posts: 309Member
    That's progress...
    There have been adapters for Canon, to using Nikons fine lens lineup, and others for along while.
    http://diglloyd.com/articles/ask/lenses-LensAdapters.html
    http://www.16-9.net/nikon_g/
    http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/roxsen-converter.htm
    http://www.camerahacker.com/Novoflex/EOSNIK.shtml
    Too bad it can't work both ways...

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  • TaoTeJaredTaoTeJared Posts: 1,306Member
    I saw that too and I got a chuckle out of it.
    There are a lot of companies that focus on industrial imaging that use Nikon mounts. Nikon must have got into that market eons ago with their lenses and the mount just was adopted. I have seen gobs of the manual focus 55mm macros used on equipment. Most of them have to be 20+ years old. Makes since for companies to match imaging units to existing set-ups.
    D800, D300, D50(ir converted), FujiX100, Canon G11, Olympus TG2. Nikon lenses - 24mm 2.8, 35mm 1.8, (5 in all)50mm, 60mm, 85mm 1.8, 105vr, 105 f2.5, 180mm 2.8, 70-200vr1, 24-120vr f4. Tokina 12-24mm, 16-28mm, 28-70mm (angenieux design), 300mm f2.8. Sigma 15mm fisheye. Voigtlander R2 (olive) & R2a, Voigt 35mm 2.5, Zeiss 50mm f/2, Leica 90mm f/4. I know I missed something...
  • blandbland Posts: 811Member
    In one way it would sound like a good marketing ploy by Canon.
    But you can also look at it as Canon admitting their glass isn't as good as Nikkor.
  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 3,836Member
    Or simply that they don't make industrial class lenses. My guess is that the Nikkors we put on our standard DSLR's are not the ones used in industrial applications.
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • SymphoticSymphotic Posts: 536Member
    edited March 2014
    Or simply that they don't make industrial class lenses. My guess is that the Nikkors we put on our standard DSLR's are not the ones used in industrial applications.
    TTJ is right again. Nikon has a long history of selling to the industrial market.
    Many industrial cameras use standard Nikkor lenses. We (Symphotic TII Corporation) have a laser spectroscopy system for remote chemical sensing that uses a sony camera and a Nikkor mount. We use a standard 180 mm f/2.8D Nikkor. The only other option we use is C mount lenses, but we prefer the Nikkor 180.
    Post edited by Symphotic on
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  • TaoTeJaredTaoTeJared Posts: 1,306Member
    Or simply that they don't make industrial class lenses. My guess is that the Nikkors we put on our standard DSLR's are not the ones used in industrial applications.
    Actually they are - most are the old manual focus 55mm f3.5 or f2.8 versions of lenses and even some 60mm 2.8s. Every once in a while I saw some old 50's as well. I did see some rubber boots over a few, but from the look of things, It was probably added after the fact.
    D800, D300, D50(ir converted), FujiX100, Canon G11, Olympus TG2. Nikon lenses - 24mm 2.8, 35mm 1.8, (5 in all)50mm, 60mm, 85mm 1.8, 105vr, 105 f2.5, 180mm 2.8, 70-200vr1, 24-120vr f4. Tokina 12-24mm, 16-28mm, 28-70mm (angenieux design), 300mm f2.8. Sigma 15mm fisheye. Voigtlander R2 (olive) & R2a, Voigt 35mm 2.5, Zeiss 50mm f/2, Leica 90mm f/4. I know I missed something...
  • SymphoticSymphotic Posts: 536Member
    edited March 2014
    ...
    Many industrial cameras use standard Nikkor lenses. We (Symphotic TII Corporation) have a laser spectroscopy system for remote chemical sensing that uses a sony camera and a Nikkor mount. ....
    We also have a particle counting system that uses a Nikon microscope objective coupled to a commercial off the shelf Nikon D5100 DX camera. The D5100 is overkill for the application, but the price is right.
    Post edited by Symphotic on
    Jack Roberts
    "Discovery consists in seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what nobody else has thought"--Albert Szent-Gyorgy
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