Yet Another Newbie Question

Discussion in 'Photography' started by vlucas, May 8, 2006.

  1. vlucas

    vlucas Guest


    This is my first post, so please be kind. I'm seriously thinking of
    getting a Nikon D50 digital SLR camera to replace my old Nikon film
    camera (N90S). Since I'm on a fixed income, I want to keep the costs as
    low as possible so I want to try to keep and use as many of my old
    Nikon lens and accessories as possible to use with the D50. I have a
    Nikon ED AF Micro Nikkor 70-180mm lens that I'm pretty sure will work
    with the D50 or will it only "partially" work? My other lenses are a
    Nikon ED AF Nikkor 300mm, a Nikon AF Nikkor 24-50mm, and a Sigma APO
    Tele Macro 400mm lens. I also have a Nikon TC-201 2X Teleconverter and
    a Nikon SB-28 flash plus other miscellaneous accessories like a Nikon
    MB-10 Multi-Power Vertical Grip, Nikon MF-26 Data Back, plus various
    filters and close-up attachments like a Nikon No. 6T, etc. etc. So my
    question is, what will work and what won't, with the D50? And if it
    will only partially work, how so? Please explain. Will I need to buy
    some extra adaptive equipment in order to make these lenses and SB-28
    flash work with the D50? If so, what? Thanks to anyone and everyone in
    advance who can help me out here. . . .
    vlucas, May 8, 2006
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    dj_nme Guest

    Your lenses, filter, teleconverters and flashguns should work as you
    expect with the DSLR camera.
    What won't work are the attachment made specificaly for your current
    SLR; such as motor winders, data backs and accessory grips.

    The lenses that may not work are any totaly manual lenses that don't
    have an "A" or "auto" aperture setting on the lens.
    If they have an auto aperture setting, they sould work fine.
    dj_nme, May 9, 2006
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Be careful with the flash. Supposedly some will damage the circuitry.
    Also you'll want the newest latest flash to get auto metering features
    on a DSLR. What you will be missing is a wide angle lens because all
    those lenses will be 1.5x longer in field of view. The D50 kit lens is
    not great either.
    Paul Furman, May 9, 2006
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    Rob Novak Guest

    Your lenses will work (as they're all AF) in all metering modes. Your
    data back and winder (of course) will be useless. The flash will not
    work in TTL modes, since you need a speedlight that uses the new iTTL
    protocol which works in conjunction with the new color matrix metering
    (SB600, SB800).

    You can also go to (D50 manual in PDF form)
    and start at page 104, "Optional Accessories" for all the
    compatibility information you could want.
    Rob Novak, May 9, 2006
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