When I acquired my D7000 in April, I had big dreams for the six Nikon film lenses sitting unused in a hard carry case since 1995. I worked for a big publisher in Tokyo and we bought Nikon gear direct from the factory. All the lenses were pre-1978.
And none of them would synch up with the D7000. I was afraid I would break off the f-stop lever if I tried too hard. Even the camera store that sold me the D7000 and my two digital lenses couldn't get the description of my old lenses right. AI? AIS? What were these things.
The loss of my 300mm f4 E lens was particularly disappointing. But you know, I got good prices for them all on eBay and they are a distant memory.