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D. guys I just did buy e Nikon D 300 and i'd would like to use my 20 years old adaptors including a ring for macro Q. can I do that with out damaging the camera?? and do I have alternatives thank U in advance EZ

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Depends on the adaptors. If they're AI or AI-compatible, then they will work. Of course, you won't get autofocus and you'll have to meter in Manual mode.

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