I have many pieces of older Nikon bodies and lenses and want to use one of my older Nikor 2.8 55MM lens on a digital body.
I plan to start selling some very small pieces on eBay and need to be able to photograph them. I know the auto metering systems won't work, but will any of the newer digital bodies let me use the lens manually?
Or........should I just accept the fact that I need to replace the lens with a newer one that a D100 or D200 will accept? I have access to these bodies.
Sun 16-Jun-13 12:30 PM | edited Sun 16-Jun-13 03:55 PM by briantilley
The equipment tab of your user profile is blank, so we can't tell which (if any) of the newer Nikon DSLR(s) you have, but you may be OK...
Whilst it's true that cameras like the D5200 and D3200 won't meter with AI-S lenses, they will still mount and can be used manually. But... all current models from the D7100 upwards (and several older models) will all meter with AI-S lenses
My first Nikon was a FM with a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8. This was in 1978 or 1979. The second lens purchase was the Nikkor AIS 55mm f/2.8 Macro. Over the years I have bought and sold many lenses and camera bodies but I still have that 55mm f/2.8 macro. It metered easily and worked great with my previously owned D200 as well as with my present D300 & D800. It's focus after all these years is silky smooth. I love this lens!