What AF Nikon to accept old AI or AI'd lenses

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Lazarus Long, Jul 26, 2003.

  1. Lazarus Long

    Lazarus Long Guest

    Is there an autofocus Nikon SLR to which my old AI & AI'd lenses will
    mount to and work? Even if most of the new features won't work with
    them, will the lenses mount and create an image?

    If there is no AF body that'll work with them, what's the newest body
    in the Nikon line that'll use them?

    If there's a web page explaining such things, would anyone be so kind
    as to point me to it?
     
    Lazarus Long, Jul 26, 2003
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  2. All of the autofocus Nikon SLR's will mount most AI & AI'd lenses.
    However, most of the latest consumer models will not meter with them.
    The D2H, announced this week.
    Redirects to B&H Photo and Video:
    http://tinyurl.com/i3ry
     
    Michael Benveniste, Jul 26, 2003
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  3. Lazarus Long

    Wes J Guest

    When you say "disabled", are we to assume there may be a retrofit to enable
    matrix metering on MF Nikkors with the F100?
     
    Wes J, Jul 27, 2003
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  4. There is at least one technician who offers a "chip transplant" service
    on some AI lenses. This not only permits matrix metering, but also
    permits metering on the other AF nikkor bodies, such as the N80 and
    D100.

    See:
    http://home.carolina.rr.com/headshots/Nikonhome.htm
     
    Michael Benveniste, Jul 28, 2003
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  5. However, unless you modify an AI-S lens, you run the risk of aperture error.
    AI lenses weren't made to have their apertures selected by the camera; AI-S
    were. (This is the difference between them.) I wouldn't recommend using
    chipped AI lenses on any body except one that permits you to set the
    aperture via the aperture ring (e.g. F100).

    Jim
     
    Jim MacKenzie, Jul 28, 2003
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