New to Nikon D40

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  1. Pappywolf

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    Hello, I am new to digital cameras. I have a Nikon D40 with a Tamron 70-300. Great camera. My old camera was a Pentex SLR. So... Will all Nikon type lens fit this camera. I understand about the auto focus deal. I have no problem with using manual mode. I am used to that with my Pentex. Thanks for your time.
     
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    No, you have to have certain lenses for certain cameras with Nikon. You could've stayed with Pentax, bought a DSLR and used your old pentax lenses, because they are all compatible with all Pentax cameras, regardless if they're an SLR or DSLR.
     
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    well the D40 has no problems with old lenses except the autofocus, despite of that the lenses work properly with the camera
     
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    Older lenses will mount up to the D40, but if they do not have the CPU connection then you cannot use the Meetering in the camera. So you will be doing a lot of Trial and Error to get your exposure down. I have several lenses that are like this, and mainly use them in my lightbox where the exposure is not likely to change that drastically.

    If you get a AF lens then it should have the CPU connections so your Meeter will work, but not the AutoFocus part.
     
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    Say what? Could you be a bit more specific?

    Nikon has been using the F-mount for a long time now. True, as krayon mentioned, if you put an older lens, devoid the proper elecronics, on any of today's Nikon's they will not meter and possibly not auto focus either.
     

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