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"RE: Film SLR Lenses on DSLR"

meper Registered since 08th Dec 2012
Sat 29-Dec-12 10:55 PM

>>>
>>How do you use the "non-AI" lenses on the d5100?
>
>>....by just removing the "rabbit-ears"?
>>
>>Meper
>>
>
>You don't have to do anything to the lens at all. The D5xxx,
>D3xxx, D60 ,and D40 do not have the AI lever found on the more
>advanced cameras which can break if you attempt to add a
>non-AI lens. So non-AI lenses can be mounted with no problem.
>The only thing you need to do is use a handheld exposure meter
>to set the proper exposure while the camera is in Manual mode.
>These cameras can't meter with non-CPU lenses. You can still
>manually focus the lens though. The focusing dot in the
>viewfinder will still show when you are in focus. You can
>still focus the lens wide open and it will still stop down
>automatically to any preset f stop.
>
>Here's a non-AI 55mm f1.2 lens mounted on a D3200. It works
>just fine.
>
>

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>Len
>
>

OK!
I see what you mean. It is a big advantage of the "low range" DSLR's. I have a lot of non-AI lenses I have never tried. I have a D2x in the moment and will still keep it when I probably will get a d5200. Maybe prices will raise on non-AI lenses when more and more people finds usage for the old non-AI lenses. They tend to be much cheaper than AI-lenses. So maybe we should not tell anybody

A general, generic topic Film SLR Lenses on DSLR [View all] , grnzbra Silver Member, Thu 20-Dec-12 05:19 PM
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