The standard equipment for timelapse or animation is always stated as being a Canon camera body with a Nikon lens because many Nikon lenses have a manual aperture ring and they can be fitted to Canon bodies using a simple adapter which does not include an additional lens. The cheap adapters do not allow the Canon body to open up the lens aperture between frames, thus removing the problem of aperture flicker.

Obviously any manufacturer's lens designed to fit a Nikon body will do as long as it has the required manual aperture ring. By chance I have recently discovered that Pentax K mount lenses work just as well. many of these lenses have manual aperture rings and the required adapter is just as simple. The advantage of Pentax mount lenses is that, assuming you do not require the performance of genuine Nikon glass, they are significantly cheaper for the equivalent lens and more abundant second hand on eBay.

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That's worth noting, since prices and which brand of lenses are available at any given time can vary. Nice to have more alternatives.
I sometimes use an Olympus Zuiko OM mount zoom lens on my Canon bodies. It is left over from when I shot stills on an OM1 35mm SLR film camera. I found there is an adapter for OM and some other mounts like the Pentax K, as well as the Nikon to Canon adapter. I first went digital with a Nikon D70 and got the manual Nikon lenses for that, then switched to a Canon 40d because of the live view, so I mostly keep using the Nikon 55mm, 28mm, and 24mm since I have them.
Canon have a different mounting distance for their lenses than most other brands, which actually works out well, it means the extra thickness of an adapter moves the other lenses out to where they are meant to be, so the full focal range is still there.

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