Only if it is rated as a Nikon AF-D lens. If it is it will be marked on the lens. A lot depends on how old the lens is. Most newer lenses are D compatible. (If still in doubt, you can contact Sigma.) If it isn't a D lens, you can still use it; however, the camera's computer will not be supplied the Distance Information a D lens would provide. In about 80% of the photos taken you will never see the difference. I have read some articles which say unless the subject focused on is quite close or you are using 3D matrix flash photography, you will never tell the difference between a D and non-D lens. Not sure if these articles are correct or not. As an owner of a couple F5s you will love the camera. It is fantastic. Doug
Thank you very much, Doug. I checked it out and it is a D lens. Rather new, as a matter of fact. As a sidebar, I started playing with the camera today. All that I can say is, "HOLY #####!" Wow, what a piece of work... and so ergo. I think that I found my favorite camera.
congratulations on your new F5! It's indeed marvelously engineered - whenever I use it I feel pure joy and the feeling has not changed an inch eventhough it's over a year since I bought mine.
I guess that wouldn't it have been for that F5, this site would never have been thought of, so a great thank you! goes out to all anonymous engineers and designers involved in the creation of this wonderful body!
By the way, an idea just came to my mind: It would be very nice to have a page devoted to the Nikon folks who developed this camera here at Nikonians. Just wonder how we could get them interested... Any ideas?