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If the lenses are not currently made to mount on Nikon DSLR bodies (i.e., Nikon F-mount), then no, you probably cannot buy an adapter to use them on your Nikon body. The reason for this is that Nikon's F-mount has one of the largest flange focal distances (also known as registration distance) for currently-available DSLR bodies on the market. I believe your ...
... as the adapter increases the distance between the sensor and the lens by ~10mm, does this effectively make my 50mm lens a ~60mm lens? Or am I just misunderstanding things? You're misunderstanding things. The Minolta MD/MC registration distance (or flange focal distance)--that is, the distance from the mount flange to the sensor, is 43.5mm. If the ...
The answers you've gotten are correct, a standard/correct adapter does not change the focal length. It is worth noting however that there are some adapters called Speed Boosters which are designed to do exactly that. They counteract most of the "crop factor" caused by the smaller sensor. They aren't cheap, but it's always good to know your options. For ...
Disadvantages, well speed and potentially (depending on the distance needed) the TECHART PRO may run out of space making some lenses focus extremities unavailable. Larger heavier lenses may be to heavier for the focus as well. Overall however it's a very interesting concept, with very few real downsides.
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