Nikon mount experts needed!

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Phil, Squid-in-Training, Jul 15, 2003.

  1. Hi all. This ISN'T spam. I'm selling a Nikon-mount Vivitar lens on eBay,
    and I received the following question from a bidder:

    "What nikon mt is this for I need it to fit a nikon fg i think it is Ais???
    Thanks"

    My experience is with EOS, not the old Nikon mounts I'm selling... So I
    don't know exactly what mount this is, but it fits just fine on a Nikon EM
    camera. I thought Nikon never changed their actual mount... they just added
    contacts and stuff.

    The pictures of the lens are here:
    http://plaza.ufl.edu/phillee/crap/viv4.jpg (This shows the mount itself)
    http://plaza.ufl.edu/phillee/crap/viv1.jpg
    http://plaza.ufl.edu/phillee/crap/viv2.jpg
    http://plaza.ufl.edu/phillee/crap/viv3.jpg

    So my question is, how do I answer the bidder? Thank you so much!
     
    Phil, Squid-in-Training, Jul 15, 2003
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  2. It looks like a first generation Vivitar Series 1, made by Kiron for
    Vivitar. It's a 1977 design, but this particular lens appears to have
    been made in 1981.

    IIRC, this is an AI lens, not an AI-S. But the FG was designed to
    work with AI lenses, even in program mode, so it should meet your
    potential buyer's immediate needs.
     
    Michael Benveniste, Jul 15, 2003
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  3. It's an AI. AIS lenses have a little semi-circular groove
    on the face of the mount - the camera has a pin that senses
    the groove in order to determine if the lens is AIS.
     
    Nicholas O. Lindan, Jul 15, 2003
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  4. Phil, Squid-in-Training

    T P Guest


    The FG does not have "Program" mode.

    However, it does have Aperture Priority
    AE mode, for which the extra features
    of AIS are not needed.
     
    T P, Jul 15, 2003
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  5. Sure it does. It was the first Nikon camera with
    P mode. Its cheaper cousin, the FG-20 does _not_
    have a program mode, though.

    Regards,
    Chris
     
    Christoph Breitkopf, Jul 15, 2003
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  6. Phil, Squid-in-Training

    T P Guest


    you could have fooled me ... !
     
    T P, Jul 18, 2003
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