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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:18 am 
I have more than 10 non AI, nikkor lenses that I used to use with my Nikon F2 and some Nikkormats. They are all bayonet mount. I'd like to know if these lenses can be adapted to work with a DSLR. I'm not concerned about auto focus, or even auto metering. I'd just like to know if these lenses will work, and work well, with a DSLR camera. If they will, are there any recommended models to use them with?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:19 pm 
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These lenses will mount on modern F-mount Nikon DSLR cameras, though metering will only work with top-level DSLRs. I will let the Nikon experts help you more in that regard. (My wife's Nikon D7000 meters
well with AI/AI-s lenses, but I am unsure about pre-AI.)

With an adapter, modern Canon DSLRs will meter with virtually any lens. This is true at least as far back as the 7D and 5D Mark II at the semi-pro/pro-sumer level. I have used my Novoflex adapter to mount AI-s lenses on a 7D, with very good results in Aperture Value mode. People have adapted Nikkor manual lenses to Micro Four-Thirds and Sony NEX cameras, and there are probably other combinations that work. The Novoflex web site can be of help. (If purchasing a Novoflex adapter, much of the line is available from Amazon.com, and if accessed through the link at Cameralabs.com, the purchase will benefit Cameralabs financially.)

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:40 pm 
I think only the Nikon D3/D3s/D3x/D4 have this function built in. I believe i read that somewhere, tried to find it again and failed. Someone do correct me if i am wrong :/


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