Canon EOS 5D Mark II is the first full frame DSLR camera that can shot videos. The first video-capable DSLR (but with APS-C sized sensor) is the Nikon D90. There are already tons of samples on the Internet to show you the video capability of these cameras. Here are just some Canon EOS 5D Mark II videos that are unique with the contents and the way they are shot – with Nikon lenses!

Why in the world would people want to use Nikon lens on a Canon body when Canon has already a huge collection of good EF lenses? Well, it might be the quality of the optics,  or a lens that no equivalent Canon product exists, or it is perhaps the only way to get manual aperture controls. Canon EF lenses no longer have an physical aperture ring like many Nikon F lenses. Finally, it may be financially sensible to use available Nikkor lenses with a cheap adaptor.

If you are Nikon users who wants to use Canon EF lenses on a Nikon DLSR, you are probably out of luck. I have not been able to find any adaptor to serve such purpose. For Canon users, there are many options: Novoflex Nikon Lens To Canon EOS Body Adapter, or Nikon Lens to Canon EOS Adapter, or this one that even supports Nikkor G lenses that do not have an external aperture adjustment ring.

Finally, here are the videos. If you are interested in finding out more about the background or equipment information, please follow the link below each video.  Otherwise, just enjoy the fascinating scenes of modern China.

1. Canon EOS5DmkII, One night in Beijing (4 Nikkor lenses and 1 Zeiss lens).


Canon EOS5DmkII, One night in Beijing. from Dan Chung on Vimeo.

2. Canon 5DmkII with Nikon 85mm lens at f1.4 in broad daylight


Canon 5DmkII with Nikon 85mm lens at f1.4 in broad daylight from Dan Chung on Vimeo.

3. Eos5DmkII with Nikon Manual lens aperture control test


Eos5DmkII with Nikon Manual lens aperture control test from Dan Chung on Vimeo.


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