Had anyone tried to use a normal SLR len in DSLR?


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bonafido

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Hi,

I had just brgt a new Nikon D40 DSLR and will like to use my SLR len with the DSLR camera,is it viable?what are the pros and cons?
 

westwest1

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nothing wrong with that...just use...no worries...
 

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For D40 I think only AFS lenses will autofocus. Other than that it should mount no problem, unless it's a really old lens.
 

fjozn

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You will need an AFS lens. The D40 only works with AFS lens for AF. I think you can use any other compatible lens for MF.
 

bonafido

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my Len is a 60-300mm Koboron Len,issit ok?
 

raptor84

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Unless its a nikon mount you might need an adpater.Even then you might have to set the apreature on the lens manualy and dial thecorrect setting on the camera. You might lose the AF capability too.
 

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For D40 I think only AFS lenses will autofocus. Other than that it should mount no problem, unless it's a really old lens.
i am not sure for D40, but for D100, D70/s, and D50, you cannot meter with those manual focus lenses, so much for the backward and forward "compatibility" of F-mount :bsmilie:

http://photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00CddW

BTW, if you are using really old non-AI lens, better dont use on new bodies or it may cause mechanical damages

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-mount
 

bonafido

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i am not sure for D40, but for D100, D70/s, and D50, you cannot meter with those manual focus lenses, so much for the backward and forward "compatibility" of F-mount :bsmilie:

http://photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00CddW

BTW, if you are using really old non-AI lens, better dont use on new bodies or it may cause mechanical damages

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-mount
tks bro, do u have anybody or any photography shop that i can bring my camera and len there to consult them?
 

kivcarrot

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where you bought ur cam? go ask them lol. else i can suggest john 3:16 very good customer service, just that you might need to wait a while, usually after 9pm best
 

bonafido

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where you bought ur cam? go ask them lol. else i can suggest john 3:16 very good customer service, just that you might need to wait a while, usually after 9pm best
bro,where is this John from 3:16?:dunno:
 

ah.zeep

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tks bro!so mind i ask which shop?3:16 issit the unit number?
The shop's name is "John 3:16"; the guy to ask for is Sam, but I think all the staff will be
equally friendly and helpful. The shop will be right in front of you when the escalators get
you up to the 5th floor.

All the best!
 

bonafido

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The shop's name is "John 3:16 Photo Supplies" is on Level 5 in front of the escalator.
The shop's name is "John 3:16"; the guy to ask for is Sam, but I think all the staff will be
equally friendly and helpful. The shop will be right in front of you when the escalators get
you up to the 5th floor.

All the best!
tks u very much for the advise bro!!tks u:) :)
 

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