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Nikon FT-1 Mount Adapter

Adapts Nikon F-mount lenses for Nikon 1 cameras

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Those F-mount NIKKOR lenses you've collected have a new home. This handy adapter for the popular Nikon 1 V1 and Nikon 1 J1 mirrorless interchangeable-lens hybrid cameras will allow you to use dozens of Nikon's best lenses for additional creative options.

Use your F-mount NIKKOR lenses on your Nikon 1 series camera

Those F-mount NIKKOR lenses you've collected have a new home. This handy adapter for the popular Nikon 1 V1 and Nikon 1 J1 mirrorless interchangeable-lens hybrid cameras will allow you to use dozens of Nikon's best lenses for additional creative options.

There are a few details that we need to call to your attention, though. F-mount lenses mounted on the FT-1 adapter will have a crop factor of 2.7x. This means your 200mm lens will become a super-telephoto 540mm lens, and your wide-angle 24mm will suddenly be a portrait-friendly 65mm.

Good news: Vibration Reduction (VR) lenses will function as usual. And the Nikon 1's innovative Motion Snapshot mode will function once you've acquired focus with your AF-S lens. However, autofocus and auto exposure are supported with AF-S lenses only, and the focus mode must be set to AF-S (Single AF). The AF-area mode will be fixed at single-point with only the center focus point used. Also, the Nikon 1 camera's Smart Photo Selector feature will be disabled.

The FT-1 supports a wide variety of F-mount lenses, as noted in their lens compatibility chart.

What's in the Box:

  • FT1 mount adapter
  • LF-N1000 Nikon 1 rear lens cap (installed)
  • BF-1B Nikon F mount body cap (installed)
  • User's Manual (12 languages)
  • Compatible NIKKOR F Mount Lenses list
  • Warranty Programs sheet
  • "To Purchasers of the Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter" sheet
  • Warning sheet concerning auto-focus issues

Product Highlights:

  • allows Nikon NIKKOR F-mount lenses to mount on Nikon 1 Series camera bodies
  • allows autofocus/auto exposure only with AF-S lenses
  • F-mount lenses mounted on the FT-1 will have a crop factor of 2.7x
  • supports Vibration Reduction with VR lenses
  • supports Motion Snapshot mode once focus is acquired
  • Smart Photo Selector mode not supported
  • requires firmware version 1.10 or higher
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Overview: The Nikon FT1 Mount Adapter allows you to use certain F-Mount NIKKOR lenses (those designed for use with the Nikon D-SLR and SLR cameras) on the Nikon 1 V1 and J1 cameras. The FT1 attaches to the Nikon 1 V1 or J1 camera, then the F-Mount NIKKOR lens can be attached to the adapter.

Tripod Mount: The FT1 has an integrated threaded tripod mount on the bottom. This allows you to mount the V1/J1 camera by the mount adapter when a large F-Mount lens is attached. This gives the camera better balance, and prevents undue strain on the camera's lens mount.

Crop Factor: Nikon F-mount lenses mounted on the FT1 will have a crop factor of 2.7x. When used on a telephoto lens, such as a 300mm lens, the angle of view will be equivalent to that of an 800mm super telephoto lens.

Lens Functionality: When using an F-mount lens on an FT1-equipped Nikon 1-series camera, you can take advantage of the following functions:

  • The Nikon V1/J1's high speed continuous shooting (10, 30, or 60 fps) can be fully utilized with an F-mount lens. Focus is locked with the first shot during continuous shooting.
  • When used with a CPU lens, the [P], [S], [A], and [M] exposure modes can be used. The [A] and [M] exposure modes can be used with non-CPU lenses, with aperture specified using the aperture ring on the lens.
  • The focus indicator (rangefinder) can be used with CPU lenses.
  • Vibration Reduction (VR) functions normally when VR lenses are used. You can enable vibration reduction, or specify a setting, using the switches on the lens. The Normal/Active modes are supported when lenses equipped with these modes are used. VR functions in Normal mode when lenses not equipped with the Normal/Active modes are used.
  • Auto Focus/Auto Exposure (AF/AE) are supported with AF-S lenses only. The focus mode must be set to AF-S (Single AF) and AF-area mode is fixed at Single-point with only the center focus point used.
  • The Motion Snapshot mode is only possible when focus has been acquired with an AF-S lens.
  • The Smart Photo Selector function cannot be used.

Camera Firmware: The Nikon FT1 mount adapter can only be used with camera firmware version A 1.10/B 1.10 or later. You should check your Nikon 1 V1 or J1 camera's firmware version before using the FT1. If the version displayed is not compatible, you should update the camera firmware via the Nikon website.

Compatibility: As of December 2011, there are 65 existing F-mount NIKKOR lenses supported by the FT1 Mount Adapter:

AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED
AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED
AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED
AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D IF-ED
AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF
AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR
AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED
AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED
AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED
AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G
AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
AF VR Zoom-Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED
AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II
AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED
AF Fisheye-Nikkor 16mm f/2.8D
AF Nikkor 14mm f/2.8D ED
AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D
AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED
AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D
AF Nikkor 28mm f/2.8D
AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G
AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G
AF Nikkor 35mm f/2D
AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G
AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G
AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G
AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF
AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D
AF DC-Nikkor 105mm f/2D
AF DC-Nikkor 135mm f/2D
AF Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED
AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II
AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II
AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D IF-ED
AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR
AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR
AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G
AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED
AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D
AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR
AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
AF Micro-Nikkor 200mm f/4D IF-ED
PC-E Micro NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8D ED
PC-E Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/2.8D
Nikkor 28mm f/2.8
Nikkor 35mm f/1.4
Nikkor 50mm f/1.2
Nikkor 50mm f/1.4
Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/2.8
Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8

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