Will non AI manual focus nikkor lenses work on the D5000? They have been customized and the clip/hook-up has been removed.
Will the camera function without any elect. contact with lens?
#1. "RE: D5000 video mode." | In response to Reply # 0MEMcD Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Fri 12-Feb-10 05:15 AM
Welcome to Nikonians!
I assume you are referring to the prongs or ears have been taken off the lens. Pre AI lenses are not compatible with the D5000. See page 195 of the D5000 Useres Manual.
If you have the lenses converted to AI spec.: http://www.aiconversions.com/
You will be able to mount them on your D5000 and use them in Manual mode. The cameras light meter will not work but you can use a hand held light meter, trial and error using the Histogram, or the Sunny 16 rule to set the correct exposure after the lenses have been converted to AI spec.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
#3. "RE: D5000 video mode." | In response to Reply # 1bigfeet Registered since 02nd Apr 2010Fri 02-Apr-10 09:12 PM
>I assume you are referring to the prongs or ears have been
>taken off the lens. Pre AI lenses are not compatible with the
>D5000. See page 195 of the D5000 Useres Manual.
>If you have the lenses converted to AI spec.:
Not really true.
I have two pre AI lens, a 135 mm and a 50 mm 1.4. both mount and "work" after a fashion. Manual Focus of course and yes exposure is more manual but not as big a deal as people make it out to be.
as far as I know, the so called conversion gets you nothing with the d5000.
Live view will show what it looks like and its quite fun to use a 40 year old tack sharp lens on a computer camera.
for more info on this, i would suggest.
very well written, makes sense and helped me tons.