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Will the lenses from my old Nikon FM work on the new Nikon FM 10?

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When trying to take a picture the lense moves back and forth trying to focus. When it finall stops the subject is out of focus. There is a grinding sound as it tries to focus. Some times the picture will...


It sounds like you need a new lens. This particular camera does not have an autofocus motor built in, which means it can only use lenses that have a motor already built in. Look for any Nikon lenses that have the AF-S in their name.

Amazon Search for "Nikon AF-S": http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Nikon+AF-S&x=0&y=0

This is also a good "general use" lens: http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-18-55mm-3-5-5-6G-AF-S-Nikkor/dp/B000LWJ1ES/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1298926690&sr=8-10

Hope this helps.

Feb 28, 2011 | Nikon D40x Digital Camera

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Compatible nikkor lenses for nikon f 55


Almost all Nikon-mount lenses made in the past half-century will work on the F55. With old lenses, you need to make sure they're AI or adapted to AI. Among newer lenses, you don't want to use the DX lenses designed specifically for digital cameras. DX lenses will work, but you will get vignetting (dark shadows in the corners). You will also lose the autofocusing capability with AF-S lenses.

Jan 24, 2011 | Cameras

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Do all nikon lenses mount the same or are the digital cameras difrent? I own a nikon 6006 camera and want to know if i can use my lenses with the D90 or do I need to get diffrent lenses?


Yes and no. Physically they will all fit (with very rare exceptions, such as the 6mm f/2.8 fisheye).

Most Nikon dSLRs have a sensor that is smaller than a frame of 35mm film. What this means is that you end up using only the central area of each lens. In effect this means that each of your lenses is effectively 1.5 times longer. A 200mm lens on a digital camera will give you the same angle of view a 300mm lens on a film camera gives you. The D3 family and the D700 are the exceptions, behaving similar to a film camera in this respect.

Older Nikon lenses do not have the electronic circuitry necessary to communicate with newer cameras. In the case of the D90, this means that such lenses will not communicate with the camera's exposure meter. They can still be used in Manual mode, but without assistance from the meter. You'll need to move up to a D300 if you want to meter with such lenses.

Bear in mind that lens technology continues to improve every year. Given an old lens and a new lens of similar focal length (or zoom range), the new lens will almost invariably outperform the old one.

May 07, 2010 | Nikon D90 Body Only Digital Camera

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Can you fit a sigma fit lens onto a nikon f mount camer. i have some great lenses on my old sd 10 but have gone over to nikon cameras


If the lenses were for the Sigma camera, then unfortunately, they will not fit onto a Nikon camera. Sigma makes lenses for various different mounts; the operative word is "different."

Mar 14, 2010 | Sigma SD14 Digital Camera

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Canon on nikon


The Canon lenses are FD mount which means that you will need to get an adaptor to convert the FD mount to fit the F mount on the Nikon. An example of the mount can be seen here:

http://www.rugift.com/photocameras/canon-fd-nikon-adapter.htm

As for the speedlights the hotshoe mount will accept them on your Nikon, put them on with fresh batteries and try them out.

Jan 13, 2010 | Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm...

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Droped Nikon COOLPIX S10, after the lense would not focus.


WITH THE CAMERA YOU HAVE , IT IS BEST TO GET ANOTHER ONE BECAUSE THE LABOR AND PARTS EXCEED THE VALUE OF THE CAMERA .
tHE NEW CAMERAS ARE OLD WITH BETTER FEATURES AND EVEN LESS MONEY .
THE LENSE BARREL ASSEMBLY IS PRETTY EXPENSIVE .

Nov 28, 2008 | Nikon COOLPIX S10 Digital Camera

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Compare the Nikon d80 to the new d90. Can I use all my manual focus lenses from my Nikon film cameras? Also, all my filters and flashes.


All old lenses will work on the D90 the same way they work on the D80. Filters depend on the lens -- they either fit or they don't -- the camera has nothing to do with that. I wouldn't use old flashes on new DSLRs.

There really is no difference between the D80 and the D90 as far as lenses and flashes are concerned.

Sep 22, 2008 | Nikon Cameras

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Nikkor lense


You need AF-S or AF-I Lenses. These have the autofocus motor built in to the lense. The D40 and D40x does not have an autofocus motor in the camera body itself, while the D80, D300, D3 Etc to have the motor in the camera. You can use most old lenses on your D40x, but you will have to focus them manually.

See Ken Rockwells page for a lot of D40 / D40x info
http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d40.htm

Jun 03, 2008 | Nikon D40x Digital Camera

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I am interested in buying Nikon's new digital D60 camera what i need to know is if I can use all the Nikon lenses I have that fit my 35mm camers


The D60 works best with their new "DX" series lenses. Other Nikon mount lenses will fit on the camera, however you will lose many of the functions, primarily auto focus. You need to weigh the pros & cons of using your existing lenses without full functions, vs. maybe looking at the D80 model or a gently used D50, D70 or D70s, all of which will work better with earlier generation lenses.

Apr 16, 2008 | Cameras

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Using old lens on new Nikon digital cameras


The short answer on both is Yes, but with limitations.

The longer answer can be found here: Nikon 40x

Mar 26, 2008 | Cameras

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