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Off-brand lenses with N/F80


Cary, US
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JustSomeGuy Basic Member
Tue 10-Oct-00 10:50 PM

I bought an N80 a couple of weeks ago, and was wondering if anyone else has had similar experiences with off-brand lenses.

12 years ago, when I had a lot less money in hand, I bought a second hand Nikon 4004 with store-brand zoom lenses (ProSpec (JCPenney department store, USA) 35-70 zoom and a 80-200 zoom). Both are working well in the 4004 body, but when attached to the N80, the N80 body gets completely confused. The metering circuitry seems to juggle wildly among f-stop and shutter settings. In addition, the 35-70 autofocuses remarkably slowly - even slower than in the lethargic 4004, if you can believe that.

I imagine it is due to off-brand out-of-spec lens circuitry desigin - my Nikkors (50mm 1.8, 70-300D ED zoom) are performing perfectly. Has anyone else had similar experiences with non-Nikkors in the N80?

- David