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05/31/2007 03:07:48 PM · #1
B&H has one for over $200, while ebay prices average around $20.
Is it not just a chunk of metal? My understanding is that none of them allow the camera to meter properly and thus require manual exposure. I do see some with autofocus confirmation, but aside from that are they not all the same?

Also, while I'm posting, how is "bokeh" pronounced? I do realize that question is totally unrelated.


05/31/2007 03:16:36 PM · #2
Canon cameras will auto-meter with any lens, I use a lot of old manual glass with no problems in AV mode.

As for the adapter - if it needs extra glass to allow infinity focusing, that's what you're paying for at B&H.
05/31/2007 03:24:28 PM · #3
I agree with bod. I use several nikon based lenses with my Canon and have the cheapo ebay adapter which works great. I typically have to do ec -1 or so on some of the lenses in AV mode for some reason. My adaptor is a simple metal ring, no glass or wiring for focus confirmation. Focus confirmation would be really nice, or a prism focus screen like Haoda or Katseye because it is hard to nail focus with the 350 viewfinder.

I always say "boka" with a hard o so that it rhymes with "rhoda", which is probably not correct :)

05/31/2007 03:27:52 PM · #4
So just set it to AV and stop down with the dial on the lens? Sounds easy enough. I expect I'll get an ebay one.
Boka? Then I've been saying it incorrectly!

Thank you both for you help!


eta: can anyone confirm Jason's pronunciation? Not that I think he's wrong, he just seems unsure of himself :)

Message edited by author 2007-05-31 15:31:03.
05/31/2007 03:31:48 PM · #5
Luke, we better wait for a second opinion..I'm probably the one saying it wrong!
05/31/2007 03:32:43 PM · #6
Hahahah, I see we both had the same thought!
05/31/2007 03:35:50 PM · #7
i sensed uncertainty when you said, "which is probably not correct" :)
05/31/2007 03:35:54 PM · #8
"Bo" as in Bow and Arrow
"Keh" as in... umm... Kevin.

ETA: It's from the Japanese "boke" (ぼけ), so it's phonetic.

Message edited by author 2007-05-31 15:38:38.
05/31/2007 03:36:37 PM · #9
Looking around on the internet I think I was wrong...looks like it should be pronounced like a bokeh of flowers....

05/31/2007 03:40:50 PM · #10
Yes, like Jay says.
05/31/2007 03:42:50 PM · #11
accent on the bo or the keh?
eta: nvm it's gotta be the bo

Many thanks to all!!!

Message edited by author 2007-05-31 15:43:48.
05/31/2007 03:47:19 PM · #12
Heh. I bought my Nikon last Friday primarily so I'd have access to one lens. Now I find out I could use Nikon lenses with Canon cameras. :)
05/31/2007 03:48:25 PM · #13
Originally posted by dunnewold:

So just set it to AV and stop down with the dial on the lens? Sounds easy enough.

Yes, that is right. Use the apeture ring on the lens to control apeture and shutter speed will automatically be chosen by the camera in AV mode. Or just go all M :)

05/31/2007 03:51:35 PM · #14
Hahahah Jeffrey, serves you right for spanking DPC7 :)

PS. Congratulations!

05/31/2007 04:21:45 PM · #15
Originally posted by jasonlprice:

Hahahah Jeffrey, serves you right for spanking DPC7 :)

PS. Congratulations!

Thanks, and thanks for being such a good sport. Neil told us about the nice note you sent him. :) For the record, though, my ribbon shot was taken with my point and shoot. As was my free study for tonight!
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