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Nikon f3 the coupling meter pin is sluggish and when i attatch a lense on to the camera somtimes it dosnt click into place.

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That one might need lubrication inside the camera body.

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First thing to check....how old is your battery? First replace the battery, then go from there.

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Can Nikon F3 lenses be used on a digitial Nikon body?


Yes and no. The lenses will fit with no problem.

On DX cameras (everything except the D700 and the D3 series) the smaller sensor causes the lenses to seem longer. A 50mm lens on a digital body will give you about the same image as a 75mm lens would on a film body.

Older non-CPU lenses do not have the electronics to communicate with a newer camera. On some of these cameras you won't be able to use the camera's light meter.

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I have my old lenes for my nikon f3 camera. can i use this lenes in any dslr cameras?


Yes. Almost every Nikon lens will fit on the current DSLRs. Most lenses of that vintage won't autofocus, of course. Also, they probably will not meter on Nikon cameras with an even number of digits after the D, like the D80 or D5000, and will require you to shoot in manual mode.

Also, most Nikon DSLRs have a sensor that is smaller than a frame of 35mm film. This means that only the central portion of the image area is used, in effect making each lens seem longer. A 200mm lens on a DSLR will give you about the same image that a 300mm lens would give you on a 35mm camera, for example. This lens multiplier does not apply to the D3 family and the D700.

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I locked my nikon 50mm lens aperature ring to the appropriate setting for my Nikon D60, yet the camera still tells me to lock it into place, as if it is not registering the fact that I've locked it down...


Sounds like the coupling pin on the body is missing, Try a diff auto focus on the body, If it still does it then I believe that\'s the problem, On the body next to the lens mount, About 7 o clock there should be a lever that couples with the lens when is is at f22 or larger

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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.

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Nikon f3 hp light meter wont work


I'm interested in this as well. Just installed fresh batteries, light meter says 1/80 in all shutter settings faster than 1/60 (otherwise it shows the correct setting). Since 1/80 is the flash sync speed, it may be that the camera thinks there's a flash attached. But it is not...
Strange thing is that one time (I tried a couple of times today) the light meter worked correctly; it showed other timings and they changed as I turned the aperture ring...

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They will fit but will work only in manual mode

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Make sure the battery lid is securely screwed on, The meter wont work before the '1' frame. i just found out last week about this. make several clicks till the '1' mark appears, now check the meter if its working. [A] - aperture prio

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I have a nikon d40 and just purchased a 52mm lense reverse ring for it but when i attatch it to camera it keeps saying lense not attatched. what am i doing wrong?


You need to switch to Manual (M) mode. You won't be able to meter through the lens. Nor will you be able to autofocus.

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Sigma 70-300mm DL Macro Super Lens compatibility for Nikon D40X DSLR Camera


Here is Nikon's specs of lens compatibility for the D40X:


Compatible Lenses*: Nikon F mount with AF coupling and AF contacts Type G or D AF Nikkor:
1) AF-S, AF-I: All functions supported;
2) Other Type G or D AF Nikkor: All functions supported except autofocus
3) PC Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/2.8D: Can only be used in mode M; all other functions supported except autofocus
4) Other AF Nikkor*â¹/AI-P Nikkor: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II
5) Non-CPU: Can be used in mode M, but exposure meter does not function; electronic range finder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster
6) IX Nikkor lenses cannot be used
*â¹ Excluding lenses for F3AF

They do not recommend 3rd party lenses, ever

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