I was just wondering if it's possible to use a Sony E mount lens on the Nikon D3200 by using an adaptor? I recently got given a Sony lens for free so I dont want to get rid of it.

  • There is more to it than just attaching the lens. Sony E-mount uses a shorter "registration distance" than Nikon F-mount cameras, so it won't work without adding (image-degrading) lens elements.
    – osullic
    Jan 5 '20 at 13:28
  • The reasons are described by others, but they don't make clear - There is no adapter to use an E-mount lens normally on any other camera body. Such an adapter will likely never be commercially manufactured.
    – xiota
    Jan 6 '20 at 0:13
  • For a different use case, you could use the lens for macro photography with a lens reversal adapter. See What macro techniques offer an alternative to expensive optics?
    – xiota
    Jan 6 '20 at 0:17

This would only at all work with a manually controllable E mount lens (IIRC none of Sony's own lenses are) that is to be used as a macro only lens. You would have to literally sink the lens inch deep into the mirrorbox of a Nikon DSLR to be able to focus it to infinity.

If you do not want to sell the lens ... get a simple E mount body (some of the APS-C ones are not expensive secondhand, eg NEX-6) and use it. BTW, adapting Nikon lenses as manual focus lenses to E-mount cameras is almost trivial unless they are AF-P.

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