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  1. Tennessee Landscape

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    does anyone know what the Nikon AIS lenses are? will they work on a D80?
     
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    I've got my user manual open for the D300 and for this camera at least, it will work but since it is a non-cpu lens the focus is manual and will only work in Aperture Priority or Manual exposure modes. I am assumming that you are talking about the AI-S lens? Check your manual for compatible lenses
     
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    AI-S means they have a "silent" internal focus ring in the lens. It does not require the camera to focus it.

    Yes, it will work on your D80 as well as non S.
     
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    Thank you......
     
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    Whoa! Whoa! They technically will work, yes, but you should know that the D80 won't meter them, and will only work in the M(manual) setting. You'll either have to use a handheld light meter, or just shoot/review until you get the right exposure. (that's what I do with my d70 and the ai lenses I own) If you're ok with that, then the older lenses are great. I have some I use with my FE and they just feel great compared to modern lenses. (non-pro ones anyway)


    Just to make sure you know, AI and AI-S are older manual focus lenses.
     
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    guess i was halfway ignorant... Thanks for clarification bhop
     
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    very helpful, thanks........
     
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    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Maybe some one could tell you if they will work in shutter priority. That might not give you Matrix metering but CF should still work.

    Full manual is not a bad thing and can be quite liberating. ;)

    If you look on e-bay you can usually find a Q 135mm Nikkor that has been AI'd for around $30. This will give the equivalent of a 200mm f2.8 lens. Not too bad a bang for the buck. (AI'd means that the lens has been milled to fit a newer camera)
     
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    They will not meter at all on a D80, matrix or no. Nor will they meter on a D40/D40x (although even non AI'd lenses will fit on a D40, which is quite cool).
     

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