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Using old lens on new Nikon digital cameras

Can Nikon lenses i.e.AF Nikkor 75-300mm used on the Nikon F801-S, be used on the Digital D40X DSLR? also the Nikon speedlight SB-25

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

The longer answer can be found here: Nikon 40x

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What type of lenses fits this camera


Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF coupling & AF contacts)

Lens compatibility • D-type / G-type AF Nikkor (except IX-Nikkor): Autofocus and all functions possible
• PC Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/2.8D: Usable in Manual exposure mode
• AF Nikkor other than D-type (except AF Nikkor for F3AF): All functions except 3D Matrix Metering possible
• AI-P Nikkor: All functions except 3D Matrix Metering and autofocus possible
• IX-Nikkor: Cannot be used
• Non-CPU: Usable in Manual exposure mode (exposure meter cannot be used)
Electronic Rangefinder usable with lens with maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.

Jul 04, 2011 | Fuji FinePix S2 Pro Digital Camera

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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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Nikon Cameras specification.


Some charts are on the web. Search for your model of camera and compatible lenses.

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Automatic focus not working


The D40x only autofocuses with the latest AF-S (and old professional AF-I) lenses. Most traditional (screw-type) AF lenses from 1986 through today will not autofocus on the D40x. If your lens says "AF-S," you're fine.
Most lenses sold today for the D40x are AF-S, and so is the included 18-55mm kit lens. Many non-Nikon lenses from Tamron, Tokina, Quantaray, Sigma and anyone other than Nikon still won't autofocus on the D40x. Try before you buy, but honestly, there isn't much the included 18-55mm lens won't do.
Autofocus systems are fast, but not usually instantaneous. You have to hold the shutter down halfway as you compose the first shot so the AF system can focus and lock, and then the camera fires instantaneously when you press the shutter the rest of the way. See Preventing Shutter Delay for more.

Jul 14, 2009 | Nikon D40x Digital Camera

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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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Nikon D40X stopped auto-focusing yesterday


I had the same problem. My issue was with all my lenses. I solved it by going to the menu and selecting the custom setting menu (pencil icon). Then from the right menu select the AE-L/AF-L and press OK. Then make sure it is set on AE/AF Lock. Presto...all my lenses worked on auto-focus.

Feb 24, 2008 | Nikon D40x Digital Camera

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