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Cheapest & Best Lenses for DSLR Video | Adapter Nikon Lenses to Canon | Fotodiox Pro

February 26, 2020


  • Reply Andrew V December 2, 2012 at 6:00 am


  • Reply James O'Connor December 6, 2012 at 12:12 am

    Mold is Fungus.

  • Reply Sam Hodde December 6, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    I have four of them, work great, very little play

  • Reply Image1Nation December 7, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    I dont know if someone has already asked but i'm trying to build a nikkor prime kit for my t4i (if thats even possible) I want to start off with the 50mm prime first. so I really like the 50mm 1.2 AIS but I want to wait it out before i drop 400+ on a single lens since buying old manual prime was to save money in the first place . anyways.. I'm debating on the 1.2 or the 1.4 S.C(like in this video) and i dont know if i should get a AI or not… any help?

  • Reply Dassit Fishing December 12, 2012 at 2:02 am

    Do not drop 400 on vintage glass for a t4i. Wait until you understand what you need a bit more and not what other people are saying you need. Do you really think to need to be able to go up to f1.2? Trust me that 1/3rd stop of light is not needed and it's not going to make some mediocre shot that's main focus is shallow dof any more interesting.

  • Reply Dassit Fishing December 12, 2012 at 2:15 am

    Not worth it it all, wait until you know what you want and not now when you're just getting what other people are saying to get.

  • Reply Dassit Fishing December 12, 2012 at 2:18 am

    Trust me, the extra 1/3rd stop of light you're getting at f/1.2 isn't going to make any difference. Especially if the purpose of this perchance is wanting shallow dof.

  • Reply TheCaptainOfGS December 16, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Hey i got a 7D when i buy one of these is there a autofucus?

  • Reply Giogiolait December 20, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    thanks prety sure that i will buy end test this method fore saving money

  • Reply Giogiolait December 20, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    this will work only for manual nikon ?

  • Reply Image1Nation December 20, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Thanks, I got the 50mm S.C and a 28mm E ais for 180$ in really good condition. but I was hesitating on the 28mm E ais. I dont know why there is such a big price gap between the E series ais and the normal ais… I know its the built quality but any difference on results? I'm also really interested on a 24mm ais and may just sell the 28mm if there is not much difference.

  • Reply mynameisrits December 21, 2012 at 4:28 am

    They're old manual focus lenses from 35mm film cameras, so no, he does say it in the video, pay attention.

  • Reply Image1Nation December 22, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Ohk so I figured out the difference between the E series ais and the ais. Was probably a bad move from my part but I got it cheap compared to the price on a 28mm 2.8 ais. I use a crop sensor (t4i) so I'm thinking of getting a 35mm 2.0 ais to take that slot instead of the 28mm. Also, should I invest on a 85mm 2.0 or a 105mm like in this video? So far I'm thinking 24mm 2.8 ais, 35mm ais, 50mm 1.4 s.c (which I already own) and my kit lens 18-135 ATM as my zoom (which I plan to upgrade to the 17-55

  • Reply Shayshayproductions December 24, 2012 at 4:34 am

    Ok I wanna know where you found that first lens for less than $40…the cheapest I found online was $170.

  • Reply Isvan Pramono January 1, 2013 at 6:34 am

    why would you buy a canon if your gonna use a nikon lens why not just buy a nikon dumb fuck

  • Reply Amar Mirza January 4, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    "Why buy canon?" Cause it is better at video

  • Reply Vito S January 5, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Hey Shawn, is the play affect anything by now? Is it gettin worse?

  • Reply Saud Bako January 11, 2013 at 1:13 am

    I know nothing about lenses.. But i think i do now.. Loved watching it

  • Reply Rose Hodges January 24, 2013 at 3:23 am

    thanks for making the adaptors clear. I am a pro photographer getting into video and loved the info. You have a great personality too. thanks!! Rose

  • Reply Nikhael Gurubatham January 28, 2013 at 1:42 am

    I have a tamron 80_210 tele macro lens (manual) can it be mounted on the canon eos 1100d

  • Reply c0pyimitati0n January 28, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Awesome video!!! BUT, can I use this much cheaper adapter??? Nikon Lens to Canon EOS EF Camera Adapter Ring, Silver For about $18 from Newegg?

  • Reply Charles Tucker February 8, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    I for one, do use Canon FD lenses, 28mm Ultra Wide, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, & 135mm. I use them on my Sony Alpha A550 and my A57. A57 for video purposes. I haven't had to much of a problem with using them with the adapters with glass to focus infinity. Once I worked with them and learned the uses of the each, they have been great.

  • Reply creativefilmz February 9, 2013 at 4:40 am

    Hey cool video, can they be used for 5D? or are they design for the cropped sensor only

  • Reply vladxx2 February 11, 2013 at 1:52 pm


  • Reply Thomas Coles February 12, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    Hey Shaun thanks for the money saving tip . But i just wanted to know does the Fotodiox adapter work on both F mount lenses and the new the new Nikon lenses or just one or the other?

  • Reply redhandstudios February 13, 2013 at 4:59 am

    Color me subscribed!

  • Reply Animate Every Day - Ben Gregoire February 14, 2013 at 2:22 am

    uhm, image stabilization is pretty freaking important. :/
    but good tips

  • Reply Nikhael Gurubatham February 14, 2013 at 5:58 am

    I have a 5d and 3 Nikon lenses (manual )can I mount them with this adapter

  • Reply Patricia Spelling February 23, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    WoW great work my friend! I love my NIKON camera. I use mine for Time-Lapse movies. You just need this little remote for it to work:

  • Reply the bestest March 10, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    You are hot dang!!!

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  • Reply Thomas Gapsar April 10, 2013 at 1:08 am

    would the lense adapter work for canon t4i

  • Reply Ryan April 22, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    yes the t3i and t4i have same mounting port

  • Reply Macdsisters April 25, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    If you were to recommend just one lens for the best video results on the t4i which lens would you use?

  • Reply Steven Schellinger April 26, 2013 at 5:29 am


  • Reply Steven Schellinger April 28, 2013 at 6:23 am

    Thanks for this video. It's great and didn't realize the 50mm was that good. Might be time for my canon 50mm f1.8 to get replaced, plus I been trying to find one of these 28mm f2.8 and good to see I been looking for the right lens. I paid more for my adaptor but I bought it in a store and got to test it first. It's a dlc Mount Adaptor Nikon AI/ AF to Canon EOS. Thanks again bro.

  • Reply Steven Schellinger April 28, 2013 at 6:24 am

    What kind of videos are you going to be making?

  • Reply Steven Schellinger April 28, 2013 at 6:28 am

    Mount is for Canon EOS cameras and Nikon AI/ AF lenses, so T3i and T4i would work. T3i is the same camera as T4i but cheaper, so you made the right choice. T2i is the same also except no flip out lcd, which makes a big difference when shooting video.

  • Reply TechWurst April 28, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Yes, of course

  • Reply Keelan Watlington May 12, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    This guy is incredibly difficult to like.

  • Reply Taimoor Khan May 14, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    can canon lenses work on nikon body. m using d5100???

  • Reply THiNK International May 21, 2013 at 2:41 pm


  • Reply THiNK International May 21, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    If you want to take it on and off.. get the PRO. If you have one Nikkor lens and you just want to leave the adapter on… get the cheaper one.

  • Reply THiNK International May 21, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    not sure…

  • Reply THiNK International May 21, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    50mm 1.4 (is a lot of peoples favorite)

  • Reply sunita June 7, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    would the lens adaptor work on canon eos600d

  • Reply Andy Liu June 17, 2013 at 12:45 am

    Where would one acquire these awesome cheaper lenses?

  • Reply Matthew Connerton June 26, 2013 at 3:07 am

    Nice video. I did the same thing over the last year but I did go with canon FD lenses mostly because I already had a few and was able to get some very nice fast prime ones on ebay. I am using a fotodiox with a removable glass for focus to infinity and they look pretty good. I haven't had any issues, like you said mid way, with shallow shots or planned focus, you really won't have a problem.

  • Reply Matthew Connerton June 26, 2013 at 3:07 am

    The adapter I got was ~30 and I got 3 of em so I could keep them on the three lenses I use often so I could switch faster

  • Reply huehuehueheu July 2, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Wait, so you can or can't change the aperture?

  • Reply Ravag Stringa July 3, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Very nice Camera! Great for TIME LAPSE movies! You just need a TempusCN to do time lapse with this baby. I got mine at

  • Reply Sean Cannell July 6, 2013 at 6:47 am

    you can change the aperture – the lenses are Manuel – so the aperture is controlled on the lens manually.

  • Reply U Nyunt Shwe July 8, 2013 at 4:12 am

    Absolutely agree with you! I'm using 5 Nikon prime lenses on my 7D canon. They are fantastic!

  • Reply Kyle Gibson July 13, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Worked great for me for a year with my Canon 7D and I am now able to upgrade to Canon lenses. I would recommend this to anyone starting out!

  • Reply Lười July 17, 2013 at 1:56 pm

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  • Reply Luke Fagan July 18, 2013 at 3:43 am

    Did you account for the crop factor of your sensor when picking out focal lengths to buy?

  • Reply four wheel feet July 20, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    theres now a 2nd version of the adapter your recommending but the odd thing is it's about 40 dollars cheaper. any thoughts?

  • Reply The Seed Church July 22, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    Do you know of another option for a wide angle lens that goes lower than a f2.8? Such as a 35mm – something that has around a f1.4? Our church is really dark and I'd like a wide angle lens, but yet one that can let a good amount of light in. Any options?

  • Reply Damian Dodd July 29, 2013 at 12:45 am

    Kabam! Avoid the $14 adapter from what I've read on Amazon.

  • Reply Damian Dodd July 29, 2013 at 12:48 am

    Ya because all movies are shot handheld. IS useless on a tripod.

  • Reply Animate Every Day - Ben Gregoire July 31, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    yes, is is not as needed on a stable and still tripod, but this video is about lenses for DSLR on videos, not stills; a lot of videos involve movement of the camera, and a stabilized camera movement can make a video a lot more interesting. IS is very useful for non handheld, such as dollys, jibs, and sliders.

  • Reply NeboFilms August 5, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Why would he have his camera on when he comes in. How coincidental

  • Reply neobx2 August 29, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    You the man

  • Reply Tasneem Hussain August 31, 2013 at 8:01 am

    cool stuff !!! very helpful… 🙂 thnx

  • Reply WorksProductionFilms September 23, 2013 at 12:04 am

    ty for the info

  • Reply Toby Golus September 23, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    nice one man. thanks

  • Reply Mitchell Hughes September 27, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Great video. You're a regular comedian. Ha!

  • Reply Tom Hutchins October 25, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    What lens did you use to shoot this video?

  • Reply c b October 29, 2013 at 7:12 am

    …he said it fits onto canon cameras, all canon DSLR's have the EF and/or EF-S mount, so of course it would!

  • Reply findmestudios December 1, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    If you were new and didn't have any camera body, should I just start with a Canon or a Nikon?

  • Reply Tantago Tantagoo December 11, 2013 at 3:17 am

    HEY! If I decide to get this $12 adapter instead… do you think it will ruin the image quality in anyway? Should I even be thinking about getting this one? or should I just buy the $70 adapter? REPLY! Thanks <3

  • Reply Josh Lounsbury December 29, 2013 at 12:55 am

    Does the adapter also work with non-AI lenses?

  • Reply L P December 29, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    just bought a couple lenses, this was my go-to video through the whole process.  awesome help dude!

  • Reply Eran Abramovich December 31, 2013 at 3:54 am

    What do you use for recording Audio?

  • Reply SoloFlightProd January 1, 2014 at 3:23 am

    Hilariously helpful dude. Thanks much.

  • Reply Rasmus Javad January 7, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    This is both funny and helpful dude! You deserve way more subscribers! 😉

  • Reply Dustin Moore January 14, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Hey man, what type of audio equipment are you using?

  • Reply Elvis Saraiva February 5, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    What do you think is best Nikkor 28mm F2.8 or 30mm f2.5, for t3i ???

  • Reply Brendan Plays VR February 18, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    the editing really makes this hard to watch.

  • Reply Harvest Creative Media April 30, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Can anyone help me to find a suitable lens for my Nikon camera? I use the camera mainly for video and looking for a wide angle lens which is good in low light with VR option and also which can cover wide area in focus. I already have a 18-105 lens.
    Thanks in advance.

  • Reply James Corpus July 22, 2014 at 3:27 am

    I'm gonna try this

  • Reply VIBECK 23 September 23, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Can u do the exact same video for MFT cameras ? Specially for Gh4 !!
    Thanks !!!

  • Reply Mathieu Moureau September 23, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    I did the same with some old pentax kmount lenses. Works super fine!

  • Reply WASRT November 11, 2014 at 8:03 am

    Dude you rock!  So informative and FUNNY!   Couldn't subscribe fast enough!!!!!

  • Reply Ty November 17, 2014 at 3:50 am

    Sean awesome.  I love the I-pad timer, going to use that.  I do a television program of course I use a broadcast camera, but believe me we are doing it on a shoestring.  Your creativity is the best.  Keep up the great work.

  • Reply Hector Altamirano December 10, 2014 at 4:23 am

    Great video!!!
    I have one question. Can I use those same lenses in my T3i??? 

  • Reply ArodFanStand January 29, 2015 at 6:13 am

    Only one issue I see is….Image Stabilization, Vibration Control…etc. That's super important if you're doing any form of mobile film making.

  • Reply Shanora Miree April 21, 2015 at 6:57 am

    Ur the man!!

  • Reply Syed Ali Raza June 2, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Thank you 🙂 helped a lot.

  • Reply GrandmasterBBC June 27, 2015 at 2:36 am

    I lean toward Minolta legacy glass to use with my A6000.  A lot of bang for your buck with them, as well as some really premium pieces.  I try them all though, and have had good success.

  • Reply Photo for a lifetime October 9, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    A lens without VC or VR or IS is next to nothing in film making….I know they are cheap and all…but without any vibration control the images comes out bad. You know what they say…you get what you've paid for.

  • Reply Adam Barefoot October 12, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    canon also has a 50mm 1.4 for $45 and the 80-210 f/4 i think for like $35. Don't think you need to go nikon lenses

  • Reply Paul Williams January 11, 2016 at 8:17 am

    I know this is a bit of an older video but would these tips and points apply to using a Nikon body? (Currently using a Nikon D5300, yes… I know it's a "beginner" body. But for my first DSLR, it hasn't done me wrong. Besides getting a cheapo filter stuck on the kit lens… 🙁 )

  • Reply Med Sabkhi May 23, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    hi ! can you please tell me what lens you used to shoot this video ? plz 😮 !

  • Reply Jaciboid56 July 2, 2016 at 3:55 am

    This was so funny!!!😂😂😂😂

  • Reply Kai Teelucksingh November 4, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Will the 28mm f2.8 work with full frame?

  • Reply Joe Rolon December 31, 2016 at 5:47 am

    Hi: very cool video. Could you please tell me if its wise to put a sigma 70-200 f2.8 APO (nikon mount) on a canon t3I? does an adapter support such a heavy lens?. The thing is that i dont want my camera and lens to break and fall apart. Thanks for the answer for advance.

  • Reply Konstantinos Charatsis March 4, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Is it possible to attach a Canon EF EF-S lense to Nikon FX body, such as D610 or D750? Thanks.

  • Reply RUSHIKESH INDALKAR March 18, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Sir I have a tamron 70-200mm f2.8 vc usd for nikon can I be able to use the lens with canon with the adapter

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