nikon 43-86 f3.5 ai lens
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30-04-12, 07:31 AM
Join Date: Sep 2009
First, Derek, why not post this in the Nikon Equipment section of the forum, rather than the NPhoto Magazine section? It's not about the magazine after all.
Second, AI lenses will fit and meter on your D300s. You need to enter the lens data for Matrix metering to work. You're limited to A and M modes. See page 342 of your manual. The lens will work on the D90 (manual page 230) but there will be no metering and you're limited to M mode. use the histogram, sunny 16, or whatever to determine exposure. You won't 'lose' autofocus - the lens never had it.
Third, though, is just because you can doesn't mean it's worth doing. The 43-86 has a reputation as one of Nikon's worst ever lenses, although the version that became the AI wasn't as bad as the earlier ones.
Last edited by greenwing; 30-04-12 at
. Reason: Added D90 manual ref.
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