#2. "RE: Would you ever use a D700 with manual focus primes?" In response to In response to 0
Akiva - As you are no doubt aware, since your lenses are NOT AI capable, while they will focus manually and allow you to set f/stops the same way, they do not communicate with your camera. Nonetheless, the arrows and green light indicating sharp focus should serve well. I have one remaining AI Nikon lens, a 50mm f1.2, and it performs quite well on my D700. The only problem is that if you are used to autofocus there may be a moment's hesitation when it doesn't do that! I used to use this lens, which I have had since my first Nikon FE, on my D100 and D200, but the considerably smaller image on the screen made it harder to see focus -- although again, the green light confirmed focus. Good luck! Just make sure your lenses are mechanically compatable and don't introduce any mechanical conflicts. I cannot even suggest if each of your non-Nikon lenses will work without that. In fact, a few Nikon lenses don't work for that reason.