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BrooklynDodger Registered since 04th Aug 2013Sun 04-Aug-13 07:28 PM
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"D90 and Auto Nikkor lens"


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New to the forum. Any help with using my Nikkor-S Auto 1:1.4 50mm lens (purchased 1964) with my D90? Thanks.

  

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Leonard62 Gold Member Awarded for excellent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community, especially of Nikkor Lenses Nikonian since 15th Mar 2009Sun 04-Aug-13 10:29 PM
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#1. "RE: D90 and Auto Nikkor lens"
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Sun 04-Aug-13 10:36 PM by Leonard62

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The D90 requires a lens with an AI mount to prevent damaging the body. Nikon introduced the AI mount around 1978 so your 1964 lens will require machining the mount to the AI standard. The cost is about $35 plus shipping and is performed by a few shops on the internet.

One source I have used is john White. Check out his site here:

http://www.aiconversions.com/

After the lens is converted to the AI standard it will mount on the D90 but you won't be able to use the D90's metering. You will need to use an external light meter and use the lens in the manual mode. However the lens will still maintain it's auto stop down feature.

Len

edit: What can get damaged on the body is the little switch located just outside the chrome lens mount at about the 7:30 position looking at the front of the camera body.


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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Mon 05-Aug-13 04:16 AM
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#2. "RE: D90 and Auto Nikkor lens"
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Hi Joel,

Welcome to Nikonians!

Don't try mounting it on your D90 before you have it AI'd.

I would also recommend John White to convert your lens.
He does excellent work.

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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HenkB Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2004Mon 05-Aug-13 12:07 PM
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Another vote for John White. He AI'd just this lens for me. Works fine.

Best,

Hendrik

  

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JBD90 Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Nov 2011Thu 15-Aug-13 03:27 PM
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Thu 15-Aug-13 03:43 PM by JBD90

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Just a note, you can use an external light meter but I just use the Histogram. It is easy to adjust from a "off the top of your head guesstimate". Sunny 16 works if you are familiar with it as a starting point. Since you Shot "old School" your feel for initial exposure will be quite close I am sure. You can "dial In" your exposure easily referring to the Histogram. Also the D90 focus led works as well. Not having a Fresnel or split image screen it is an excellent confirmation of your focus with Ai lens. Good luck. JB

  

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