I have recently bought a Nikon D5000. Currently I'm visiting U.S.A. for a short period and my old Nikon FM 10 (film camera) with the 35-70mm lens is back home. Is this lens compatible with Nikon D5000? I understand that this will not do autofocus, but my question is whether I can fix this lens on my D5000, do manual focus and click pictures? My family will be coming here for a short visit. I would like to ask them to bring the other lens, if I can load it on this camera.
#1. "RE: FM 10 Lens on D5000" In response to Reply # 0
Their are several 35-70mm Nikon lenses, but if it is the "kit" lens that came with your FM10, yes, you can attach the lens to your D5000. However, as you stated, it is not an auto-focus lens and it will not meter with your camera. You can shoot pictures, but you'll have to guess at the exposure and use the histogram to fine tune.
There is a 35-70mm f/2.8 AF (and an AF-D version) that will still not AF on your camera, but will meter.
#2. "RE: FM 10 Lens on D5000" In response to Reply # 1
Thanks a lot for your quick response. Thanks also for warning that it will not meter. Yes, I have the 'kit' lens that came with my camera. In any case, since I will be using it in my digital camera, I can get a hang of approximate correct exposure after few shots.