Nikon Lens works on Nikon film AF SLR

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by scurver, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. scurver

    scurver Guest

    I have a Nikon 8008s film AF SLR. I got a Nikon digital auto focus
    18-55mm soom lens. How do I get the thing to auto focus?

    scurver, Sep 8, 2006
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    Robert Brace Guest

    You won't. The 18-55 is an AF-S lens and, as such, focus is driven
    electronically. The 8008s is from an era when the AF lenses focus were
    driven by the small "driveshaft" at about the 7:00 o'clock position around
    the lens opening on the body. It is driven by the focusing motor in the
    body. The AF-S lenses have the focusing motor in the lens and generally
    focus much faster. The body needs to be of the era of the F70, F90 or the
    F4 to be able to focus with both the AF-S and the AF lenses.
    Robert Brace, Sep 8, 2006
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    babalooixnay Guest

    If by digital you mean a DX series lens return it before you can't. It
    will most likely give you bad vignetting on a 35 film body even if you
    sort out the autofocus problem. If a salesman sold you that lens
    knowing it was for a film body then smack him over the head with it
    till he takes it back. Check the Nikon website for appropriate lenses
    for that body.
    babalooixnay, Sep 9, 2006
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    George K Guest

    You were sold a DX lens. This lens projects an image circle 1/2 the
    size of the 35mm film lens. This lens is designed for the Nikon Digital
    SLRs. If you insist on using it, make sure the slider on the lens to
    the "A" position. You may get a usable image at the 55 mm focal length.
    George K, Sep 9, 2006
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