Nikon E Series Lens - Compability?

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  1. Craddosk

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    Quick question, will an E series lens (in this case, Nikon 50mm 1.8) fit on a modern digital camera (ie D40x)? I realize autofocus will not work, but for $45, if it fits the camera, I'll be just fine.

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    Yes. The mounts are the same. Check Nikonians.org for a list of what lens series will/will not work on your camera. However yes, the 30 dollar Series E 50MM is a perfect choice for the D40x since the more expensive (and similarly built) AF-D will require the same manual focus effort.
     
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    Yes, it will mount of your D40x and you can take photos with it. You will have focus manually (obviously) and metering will be complete guess-work.

    Series E lenses are exactly the same as their AI-S counterparts, only built using more plastic components and sometimes having slightly different optical designs.

    In the case of the 50mm f/1.8, it's an excellent lens. I had a 50mm f/1.8 Nikkor AI-S for a bit. The only difference I could find was that the Nikkor was a bit heavier and close-focused to 1.5 feet (the Series E close focuses to 2 feet).
     
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    Perfect. Thanks for the info. I think I'll save up a bit longer to get the one with a CPU so as to meter properly. Make's my life just easier.
     
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    I'll just say that getting the Series E has really helped me learn a lot about metering, but the 50/1.8 AF-D is so cheap that it's almost silly not to buy that one instead.
     

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