A&P nikkor 50 1.8d on fm3a?

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  1. anthem404

    anthem404 not my cup of mud

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    Quick question, I have a nikkor 50 1.8d af lens and was wondering if the mount would work with my old man's fm3a. I want to jump into film a little, but all of our nikon film glass is pretty shitty (father was a pentax guy). Would my 50 mount to the fm3a or am I shit out of luck?

    google showed answers as of yet.
     
  2. 00soul

    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    if its a nikon f mount, it will mount on a f mount camera...the auto focus probably won't work.
     
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    Tedrzz New Member

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    it comes down to this...every single nikon lens made from 1959-2007 will mount on every single nikon body made from 1959-2007. if it will meter or not, that is a different question. your 50 f/1.8 will meter on that fm3a, but take for example a 50 f/1.2 AIS lens won't meter on a nikon d70.
     
  4. MeanFiddler

    MeanFiddler The C.I.A. is Trying to Kill Me

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    Older pre-AI lenses can damage newer bodies, but not the other way around.
     
  5. 1200mk

    1200mk Still same OG

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    why would it damage newer bodies?
     
  6. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    I'm not sure if he's referring to the same thing, but i've heard rumors that the non-D lenses require too much power from the motor drive, and the digital bodies can't handle it.

    But i've been using my 70-210 non D for a year now, and it's had absolutely NO problems what so ever.

    See my coopers hawk thread for proof.
     
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    MeanFiddler The C.I.A. is Trying to Kill Me

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    Not at all. I don't know where you've heard non-D lenses damage anything.

    I said pre-AI, because of their meter coupling system. All the newer lenses are designed to work with adjustable meter-coupling levers, which newer bodies have. The old lenses damage the body because the lever is in the wrong place/doesn't move.

    You can get the lens modified, anyway.
     
  8. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    ok, that makes sense.

    I know it's not true, but I heard that people thought the non D would cause damage. I wasn't sure if thats what you were talking about though, so I didn't jump out in OT fashion and call you a liar...
     
  9. MeanFiddler

    MeanFiddler The C.I.A. is Trying to Kill Me

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    Don't worry mate, wasn't getting on your case or anything. I was confused because the D means that the lens can be used with 3D matrix metering and doesn't have anything to do with autofocus.

    Oh btw, I just remembered this webpage; http://www.nikonians.org/nikon/slr-lens.html. May help any Nikon users with lens compatibility in future.
     

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