Can You Use Nikon Lenses on Canons and Canon Lenses on Nikons?

Currently we see a trend where so many people who were used to shooting with either Nikons or Canons would like to change their camera brand. However, if you are a professional photographer and have a lot of gear, it would be difficult to change all your lenses at once. This is why so many Nikon and Canon users are wondering whether they can use their lenses on a camera made by the other brand.

The short answer to this question is yes, you can use an adapter and shoot with Nikon lenses on a Canon DSLRs but not the other way around. Why is that?

The thing is that Canon lenses are designed in such a way so that the distance between the lens rear optic elements and the camera sensor is much longer than that of Nikon. 

You can't use a Canon lens on a Nikon DSLR because its rear elements would need to be located much closer to the sensor to make it possible. Even if you use an adapter in this case, you will still not be able to focus on infinity when you use a Canon lens on a Nikon DSLR.

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