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Will these old Nikkor's work on a D800?

Ajjra

Brooklyn, US
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Ajjra Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2010
Sat 09-Feb-13 08:08 PM

Can anyone tell me if these 2 lenses can be used on a D800? They belonged to my Father-in-law who has passed on and I thought it would be fun to shoot some images with them. I realize of course that autofocus/metering/etc will not function but I want to make sure they wouldn't do any damage to the camera body mount or mirror. They are F-mount lenses but they are as old as at least the 1979's.

Thanks for any help.

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briantilley

Paignton, UK
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#1. "RE: Will these old Nikkor's work on a D800?" | In response to Reply # 0

briantilley Gold Member Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003
Sat 09-Feb-13 07:38 PM

Welcome to Nikonians!

Judging by the serial numbers, both lenses are "Ai" models - if so, they will certainly mount with no problems on a D800. As you say, they are obviously manual focus, but metering should work if you enter the lenses' details into the camera's Non-CPU Lens data in the menus.

You might want to check out our Manual Focus Lenses Forum to discuss the lenses further.

Brian
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Ajjra

Brooklyn, US
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#2. "RE: Will these old Nikkor's work on a D800?" | In response to Reply # 1

Ajjra Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2010
Sat 09-Feb-13 07:45 PM

Thank you so much!

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