Question about Nikon 50-300mm f/4.5 Manual Focus Lens (Non-AI)
Honestly you guys! If you buy a new car, do you take your old carburetor with you and whack it on the new car?? Of course you don't. New cameras, particularly digital ones are designed and optimised to work with the lenses sold with them. F with F and D with D. Why pay the price for a D-SLR then try to use an old lens? Either buy an old camera second hand that is compatible with the lens, or buy a lens that is compatible with a camera. But don't whinge when things don't marry perfectly. MMOTPM Perth WA AUS
Posted on Apr 06, 2012
The Nikon lenses assemble in all Nikon SLR cameras, digital or not. The main issue is the automation. The current D80 and above, supports the "old" CPU lenses of the AF series with full functionality. The entry level D40 and D60 (also the new D5000) only gives auto focus AF-S lenses cause they do not have internal motor in the body. The AF-S lenses feature a motor IN THE LENS. If you got some old manual (and great) Nikon, they can be used in all the bodies BUT without auto focus and/or light metering. Set for "M" mode. As digital is so easy to check and correct for mistakes you can rapidly get used with camera/lenses settings.
Posted on Jun 28, 2009
They will fit but will work only in manual mode
Posted on Jun 15, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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