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"CaNikon" now an actual thing: Kipon's Canon EF-Nikon Z adapter

Kippon, manufacturer of adapters that enabled just about any lens to be used on just about any camera, has just announced the world's first adapter that will mount Canon EF lenses to the Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 – complete with autofocus.

Previously a somewhat pejorative term referring to the two dominant camera brands, 'CaNikon' is the name Kippon has given its latest adapter. It will attach any Canon EF or EF-S, Sigma EF or Tamron EF lens to Nikon's full-frame mirrorless Z-mount bodies. 

There are already adapters in the wild that enable you to mount Canon lenses to Nikons and vice-versa, but this is the first time that autofocus capabilities will remain operational; until now, adapted lenses were manual focus only.

As has been pointed out by the photographic community, it will be interesting to see how Nikon reacts to its name being appropriated for this product. We won't have to wait long to find out, as the CaNikon will be officially unveiled at the CP+ show in Japan on 28 February. 

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