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I'm new to the Nikon 8008S

sluggomagoo

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sluggomagoo Registered since 18th Oct 2010
Mon 18-Oct-10 11:30 AM

Hi, I've owned a Canon A-1 since 1984. I love the photos it shoots. It's a manual focus camera with two modes of automatic and program. I have several lenses ranging from 17mm to 200mm. I use them all.

I'm not ready to shell out the cash yet for a quality DSLR camera so instead I finally decided to get a auto focus camera and start giving my 54 year old eyes a break. I know I'm way behind the times with this technology and worse I'm an IT professional so one would think I'd be into anything digital. Nope, I love the old film SLR cameras! They take great photos.

I remember the reviews for the Nikon 8008S back when it came out in the late 80's and how I wanted one but, due to other issues I was never able too. Well, today I purchased my first 8008S camera body. I'm now searching for a couple of good lens for it. I know next to nothing about Nikon. I did some reading this afternoon and I'm finding out there's some do's and don't regarding lenses for this camera. As far as I can tell, to take full advantage of the 8008S auto focus and automatic exposure modes, I should be looking for a Nikon AF, AF-D, AF-I, or a AF-S. I know that the camera doesn't measure distance so with that being said, are there other issues I would encounter with AF-D, AF-I, or a AF-S lens attached to the 8008S besides no distance information through the lens for TTL flash?

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