lenses for nikon fm10 and D60

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  1. Qatar916

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    i'm sorry if this is a stupid question, i'm a new photography student and i have a nikon 35mm fm10, and a DSLR D60..

    what kind of lens can i use on both camera's?? and what would you recommend?
     
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    Technically, just about any Nikon lens can be mounted and used to take photos on either camera, but not very usefully.

    The D60 only autofocuses with AF-S lenses and only meters with CPU lenses (AF, AF-D, AF-S, AI-P)

    The FM-10 will meter with any lens, but it will only be able to use the minimum aperture on G lenses (Nikon lenses without an aperture ring).

    Unfortunately, these two cameras aren't an ideal combination for total lens compatibility between eachother. Nikon makes very few AF-S lenses with an aperture ring, and I think they are all expensive pro lenses.

    Also keep in mind that a film camera will have a different field of view at a given focal length than a crop digital camera like the D60.

    I suggest using your kit lens and whatever other AF-S lenses you buy for the D60 and picking up a few Series E lenses on eBay for the FM-10. Series E lenses were Nikon's "economy" brand manual focus lenses that were made with cheaper materials at the time, but they are still better-built than today's most expensive autofocus lenses. You can pick a 50/1.8 E and 28/2.8 E for $30 a piece, and a 100/2.8 E for around $100.
     
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    that was very useful..
    thank you for the fast reply :)
     

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