Can manual focus Nikkors be used on a D60 or D40?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Donald Specker, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. My duaghter is looking for a digital body and already has a few manual
    nikkors. Will they work on the newer digital bodies?

    Donald Specker, Apr 17, 2008
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  2. Donald Specker

    Tony Polson Guest

    AI and AIS Nikkors will fit the D40, D40X and D60, but the light meter
    will not work. You can use a separate light meter and make manual

    Obviously, these lenses will not offer autofocus on AF bodies.
    Tony Polson, Apr 17, 2008
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  3. Donald Specker

    Yoshi Guest

    On the D40/D40x, D50/D70s, D80, and D60 the MF lenses (if AI or AIS) will
    mount but the meter won't function. So you will have to use an external
    meter or guesstimate/trial and error for the exposure. Higher end Nikons
    like the D200/D300 and the D2x/D3 will meter with the MF lenses.

    Yoshi, Apr 17, 2008
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