nikon lens compatibility

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  • 12-24-2006, 06:32 PM
    nikon lens compatibility

    I currently own a 35mm Nikon F70 SLR, and was wondering if anyone knows whether or not my existing lenses (nikon af mount) would fit a digital Nikon body, or would buying a digital SLR entail having to buy all new lenses? This is my first post here, so would just like to say hello to everybody.

  • 12-25-2006, 02:22 AM
    Re: nikon lens compatibility
    It will certainly fit. The degree of compatibility depends on exactly what body you buy and exactly what type of lens you have:

    Lens types:

    AF = oldest, cannot used latest flash technology
    AF-D = next generation, can use latest flash technology
    AF-G = same as AF-D but no aperture ring
    AF-S = latest generation, focussing motor is in body


    D200 = works with just about anything including non-autofocus lenses
    D70/D50 = works with AF-D AF-G and AF-S and even AF
    D40 = can only focus with AF-S

    If I were you I would get a body with the kit lens. These are really good value and they are optimised for digital. Don't forget that the view you get with a given lens on a Nikon DSLR is not the same as on a film camera. The digital sensor is smaller so you multiply the focal length by 1.5 to get the equivalent view. A 28-105 becomes the equivalent of a 42-157mm

  • 12-25-2006, 04:19 AM
    Re: nikon lens compatibility
    here is a great page I came across yesterday that explains all the nikon lenses and a chart that explains if they will mount and what will work on the camera with certain lenses