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N80 incompatible with aftermarket lenses... first report

BJNicholls

Salt Lake City, US
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Tue 01-Aug-00 03:44 AM

LAST EDITED ON Aug-02-00 AT 03:01 AM (GMT)

I just found some information that may relate some folks problems with autofocus. Here's a snip of information I found on the photoreview site:

>>i got my n80 at Ritz and tried a couple of
Quantaray lenses on the body, it shocked both me and the salesperson that the AF won't work at all! the lenses i tried are a 28-80 and a 70-240 if i remember them correct. i tried two n80 camera bodies and neither will work with these lenses. they went through the camera manual and tried everything including the af/mf switch but they just won't work. then i tried several nikon lenses they have in stock and they worked great! since i was the first to buy this camera in the store the staff had no experience about this lens/body combo. all they could tell me was 'odd... weird...', and in the end they suggested me to stick to nikkor lenses - and that's where i'm going.
hope this helps. <<

It seems that anyone owning an N80 body should be very careful to check the function of an aftermarket lens before purchasing. I wonder if there's a subtle change that has been introduced in the N80 that makes it incompatible with Sigma (the maker of Quantaray) lenses and potentially other lenses. I'll start a new thread on this topic and see if we can learn how extensive this problem is.

Best luck,

BJ Nicholls
Salt Lake City, UT

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