What (used) Digital Camera to use old but good Nikkor Lenses?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Bill Boyce, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. Bill Boyce

    Bill Boyce Guest

    I've shot with Nikon film cameras for years and accumulated a large
    number of really great AI and AIS lenses as well as some autofocus used
    first with N2020 and then N70,and F100. My only digital is a Canon G2,
    which gives good results for my use at 4 Megapixels.

    I want to use these old Nikkors on a used DSLR; used because I don't
    have much to spend. I can borrow my wife's Nikon D50, but we go on
    assignment together and I have to shoot film then.

    I'm thinking of buying a used D50 body to use the old Nikkors, but see
    that an adapter is available for a Canon EOS digitalto use them. D50
    because I'm used to it. My question: anyone faced with same task, and
    what camera would give me most flexibility between Nikon and a Canon?
    I'm thinking 6 megapixes would be fine for my work, since mostly for
    newspaper work and relatively small prints, like 11 x 14 max. I'm not
    good with this type of research and I see a lot of knowledge here and
    maybe someone has already answered this question.

    Please note I'm not into starting a broad Nikon/Canon debate, just as
    far best choice for this particular narrow application. I just don't
    know anything about Canon and there are a bunch of used ones out there.

    Thanks, JPBill
     
    Bill Boyce, Dec 20, 2008
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Tough choice. Canon will give you metering but no aperture linkage
    (maybe the newest adapter but I think that one is not cheap) so it's
    stop-down metering: open up to focus then stop down to meter & shoot.

    A Nikon D50, D70, D80 (not D40, D60) will work perfect with your AF
    lenses but no metering on the AI lenses so you'll have to shoot those in
    manual and adjust after chimping the results. Ideally you'd want a D200
    but that's still not exactly cheap even used.

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    Paul Furman, Dec 20, 2008
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Or sell the lenses & get what you want, they should still fetch a decent
    price.

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    Paul Furman, Dec 20, 2008
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