I have used Nikon F2's for many, many years and still own them with joy. I recently purchased a D7100, with lenses, and am wondering if I can use my 50mm f1.4 non-ai lens with it. Can anyone offer me help about using older Nikon lenses with a DSLR, specifically the D7100?
You shouldn't try to use any non-AI lens on the D7100. You could break the aperture follower on the camera. AI and AIS lenses will work fine in manual and aperture priority exposure modes. You can enter the information for AI/AIS lenses in the non-CPU lens data (see your owner's manual).
How can I tell if a nikon lens is ai. I have a d200 and a d7100. I'm using a dx 12-24, and non dx nikon 35 - 70 and 80 - 200. I also have an older 200 - 400 that I've used successfully on my d200 and a 24mm prime non dx. I originally bought those lenses for my now almost worthless N90s cameras. Would they (the 200 - 400 and the 24prime) work on my D7100?
If your lens is AF, you have nothing to worry about. If it's manual focus and built after 1978, you have nothing to worry about. If it was built in 1977, you MAY have to worry about it. If it was built before 1977, don't try to mount it.
>Hi, > >How can I tell if a nikon lens is ai. I have a d200 and a >d7100. I'm using a dx 12-24, and non dx nikon 35 - 70 and 80 - >200. I also have an older 200 - 400 that I've used >successfully on my d200 and a 24mm prime non dx. I originally >bought those lenses for my now almost worthless N90s cameras. >Would they (the 200 - 400 and the 24prime) work on my D7100? > >Thanks, Mike
>Cost me $350 to repair GF's D300. >Pre AI lenses can be modified, and I have a 135 f2.8 that has >been, but don't use unmodified lenses.
One curiosity is that the bodies that do not have the indexing ring will work just fine with the older non-AI lenses. My older D40 and D60 work perfectly with the non-AI lenses interestingly enough. I did notice they would not mate with the D7K until I got them converted, so if you're not careful, you can definitely hose up the aperture index ring.
>Getting your non-AI lens modified will only cost about $35, >getting your camera repaired if you try to mount it >un-modified would cost much much more. > >You can read all about the modification here. I've had my >older lenses modified by John. He does a nice job. > >http://www.aiconversions.com/ > >Len > > > > Wanted to second John's work - very quick turnaround time, high quality work, reasonable price.
I bought a ring from him, and it was very simple to swap it out. He will swap the ring if you want to ship the lens to him as well. The nice thing about the NOS is that the index numbers are etched and painted which is a slightly more polished look.