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What Nikon DSLR to get to take my old lenses?

by utb01 / September 13, 2009 3:48 PM PDT

I am in the market for a Nikon Digital SLR and hope to be able to use 3 lenses I happily used for years with a Nikon 8008. They are (1) AF Nikkor 70-210mm f/1.4-5.6, (2) Nikkor-Q Auto 1:4 f=200mm, and (3) Promaster AF 28-105mm 1.4-5.6. Is that possible? If so...
a. Would I need the FX format or would they work on DX?
b. If I need FX, it looks like the Nikon D700 is the cheapest; right? It is more than I would like to spend, but if it takes that to make my lenses functional, I'll do it. I gather the D700 has in-body VR; right? If so, that would be a big plus, right? Also, I read that the D700 has a 95% viewfinder; is that much of a problem?
c. If my old lenses will not work, I was thinking about a D90 with an AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED VRII (due to be released this month).
Any advice would be most appreciated.

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by utb01 / September 14, 2009 1:25 AM PDT

Correction to the above request for advice. I think the 200 mm lens I had only used years ago on a non-autofocus Nikon F. But maybe it could be used manually with a Nikon digital SLR? Thanks again.

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Nikon Lenses Digital/Film
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / September 14, 2009 10:57 AM PDT
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Old Nikon lens on Nikon DSLR
by PerJuhl / September 14, 2009 6:55 PM PDT


Take a look at: (there is a list of lens/body match)

Nikon D200 might be a good option as the meter will work with old lenses.

BR Per

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Nikon lens
by PerJuhl / September 14, 2009 7:01 PM PDT


Nikon D200 might be a option. Yes old, but the meter will work.

BR Per

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VR on Nikon
by PerJuhl / September 14, 2009 10:59 PM PDT


Nikon has the VR in the lens, only, as I know.

So: "VR = New lens".

Not in the camera body !!!!!

A FX (full frame) lens will work on a DX camera.

A DX lens can work on some FX camera, as some FX's can "set"
the full frame censor to the smaller DX censor.

BR Per

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Several questions on Nikon lenses
by utb01 / September 22, 2009 4:01 PM PDT
In reply to: VR on Nikon

Many thanks for the information.

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