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Review: K&F Concept Nikon F to Fuji X Adapter

So for the past 3 years I have been using Fujifilm’s X series of cameras almost daily and I have thoroughly enjoyed them. But one area where Fujifilm, or for that matter all mirrorless manufactures, is the lens availability. As a landscape and nature photographer the majority of the time I use a ultra wide, but up until the release of the 8-16 mm the only ultra wide Fuji had was the 10-24mm. Although the 10-24mm is an excellent lens, it wasn’t particularly sharp at all the ranges, a define must have for stock landscape photography.

This is where the K&F Concept Nikon F to Fuji X Adapter fits in. As an adapter, this allows for you to mount non X lenses on X series cameras. In my case this was Nikon G to Fuji X.

First Impressions

I ordered the adapter from Amazon because I wanted to use my tamron 15-30mm for my landscape photos and the Tamron 70-200mm and my Nikon 200-500mm on my X-T1 for my trip across Canada last summer.  When it arrived, it was nicely packaged in a sturdy cardboard box, there was no paperwork or manual included, but it is a pretty self-explanatory. Picking it up for the first time, you’ll notice that it is quite heavy, it appears to be made of aluminum but its heft makes me think it might be some lower grade alloy. Mounting it on the camera it securely locked and did not feel like it would come off. Overall the first impressions are good. for under $40 I was expecting it to be cheap and poorly built but it is far from that.

Real World Usage

Using the adapter with smaller lenses, they locked in and felt secure. Using larger telephoto lenses I did notice a small amount of movement, but nothing that worried me.  My only suggestion would be to securely hold the larger lenses to support them, don’t rely on holding just the camera. Although this adapter seems well-built, the added stress of a heavy lens may be enough to break it or damage your lens and camera.

Using the adapter was straight forward with the only moving part being the aperture ring, which you must manually set with the aperture ring. The aperture ring is surprisingly smooth and sturdy, with light clicks to let you know that your changing the aperture.

One concern I had was using this with the newer E series lenses since they have an electronic aperture. A concern that was well founded as the E series lenses do not have aperture control bars, disappointing but expected. However, with all the other lenses I had no other issues (Tamron 70-200mm, Nikon 24-120mm, Nikon 24-70mm, Nikon 50mm, Tamron 15-30mm, Nikon 105mm VR, Nikon 85mm, Nikon 300mm F2.8d).

Conclusion

Overall I would say that using the K&F Concept Nikon F to Fuji X Adapter was a positive experience. Although it did not work with my E series lenses, it did work with all the G and D series that I tried. I had no issues with the build quality, and never experienced any issues with light leaking, lens movement, and the adapter getting jammed (a common issue for many adapters).

Overall I would give this adapter the following rating:

Build Quality: 4

Performance: 4.5

Value: 5

 

Thank you for checking out my K&F Concept Nikon F to Fuji X Adapter, and if you are interested in purchasing the adapter, please consider using any of the links to Amazon. This will help me to continue adding to this website by giving me a small kickback for every purchase.

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