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reyebe   US  Registered since 18th May 2014 Sun 18-May-14 11:04 PM
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"D3300 capability re manual nikkor lenses"



I have a Nikon D300 and have programmed it for 9 of he 20 manual Nikkor lenses I own. I am considering the purchase of a Nikon D3300 for my son and I would like to know if the D3300 has the same programming capability for Nikkor manual lenses as my D300.

Thank you, Paul in Scottsdale, Arizona

  

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Reply message RE: D3300 capability re manual nikkor lenses aolander Silver Member
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Reply message RE: D3300 capability re manual nikkor lenses reyebe
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     Reply message RE: D3300 capability re manual nikkor lenses MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas
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Reply message RE: D3300 capability re manual nikkor lenses JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit.
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aolander Silver Member  Nevis, US  Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006 Sun 18-May-14 11:36 PM
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No, it does not. There is no metering with non-CPU lenses on a D3300. You can use them by estimating the exposure and using the histogram or by using a hand-held meter (in manual exposure mode). The D7100 will meter, however.

Alan

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reyebe   US  Registered since 18th May 2014 Mon 19-May-14 12:21 AM
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>No, it does not. There is no metering with non-CPU lenses on
>a D3300. You can use them by estimating the exposure and
>using the histogram or by using a hand-held meter (in manual
>exposure mode). The D7100 will meter, however.

4 of the manual Nikkor lenses mentioned are pre-ai will they still
meter in the D7100?

  

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aolander Silver Member  Nevis, US  Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006 Mon 19-May-14 12:35 AM
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Do not try to mount a non-ai on a D7100 or any other Nikon that will meter with non-CPU lenses. It will damage the aperture follower. They will, surprising, mount on the D3300 and similar cameras without causing damage. Stick to AI/AIS lenses for the D7100.

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jec6613   Norwalk, US  Registered since 12th Feb 2013 Mon 19-May-14 02:43 AM
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>Do not try to mount a non-ai on a D7100 or any other Nikon
>that will meter with non-CPU lenses. It will damage the
>aperture follower. They will, surprising, mount on the D3300
>and similar cameras without causing damage. Stick to AI/AIS
>lenses for the D7100.

Except for the Df, which has an aperture feeler that can be moved out of the way to mount pre-Ai lenses.

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas   US  Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007 Mon 19-May-14 05:47 PM
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#6. "RE: D3300 capability re manual nikkor lenses"
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Hi Paul,

Welcome to Nikonians!
The only Nikon DSLR that will meter with pre-Ai lenses is the Df.

Mounting a non-Ai modified pre-Ai lens on a D7000 Series, D_ Series, or D_00 Series including your D300 will damage the camera.

Pre-Ai lenses can be safely mounted on Electronic Coupling Only bodies: D40,D40X,D60,D3000,D3100,D3200,D3300,D5000,D5100,D5200, and D5300 but will not meter and can only be used in Manual mode.

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit.   Seattle, WA, US  Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006 Sun 18-May-14 11:46 PM
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#2. "RE: D3300 capability re manual nikkor lenses"
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If you are referring to the non-CPU data entry in the D300 Setup menu, no the D3x00 line does not do this. Along with the obvious manual focusing, you will probably (99+%) need to do manual exposures with no help from the camera.

Take a look at this thread for more info:
http://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=312&topic_id=37&mesg_id=37&page=

Also see the D3300 manual for what little discussion manual lenses get:
https://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/18824/session/L2F2LzEvdGltZS8xNDAwNDUzNDY5L3NpZC9pV29vV0JVbA%3D%3D

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Joseph K
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50mm f/1.4 D, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 DX

  

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PBlais Silver Member  Hayes, US  Nikonian since 19th Jan 2014 Tue 20-May-14 01:53 AM
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100% sure D3xxx and D5xxx cameras can not handle auto exposure with a non cpu lens. Manual exposure isn't the end of the world but doing both focus and exposure needs an external light meter and knowledge on reading a histogram. You may need to zoom the LCD to handle focus manually on low apertures.

I do that now shooting Lensbaby. It's not hideous just takes a bit of practice. It clearly is not suitable for snap shots. You can take great shots!

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