Old Nikkor lens on a new DSLR?

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    I was given an old Nikkor 55mm/1.2.
    Can I just put it on a D90 or do I need to do anything special?

    Sorry if this is a really stupid question :blushing:
     
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    To be completely honest I am not really sure but I have been looking into purchasing a new lens and it seems that some of the lenses used on film cameras will work on the dslr's and I had asked someone a while back and I recall them telling me that as long as the electrical mounts are the same and they haven't changed their mounting system it should work. So in other words if you had a fancy Nikon that shot film and you wanted to use your lens on the new nikon DSLR then as long as the mounting was the same you would be fine... Someone please correct me if I am wrong. I would love to know the answer to this too : )
     
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    What lens is it. Post pics. Some of the older lenses will mount but will damage the camera.
     
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    There are actually 3 lenses, I hope at least one is workable :)

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    Thanks for the link, I will look but I am afraid I still won't know if it is OK or not.
    Wish me luck :)
     
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    I think that lens can only be used for the old rangefinder cameras. Im pretty sure it isnt compatible with the D90. But I could be wrong. Unless its modified. N that idk how to do.
     
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    It seems as though the last lens, the 24mm f/2, should fit onto your D90. However, you will only be able to use Manual mode on your camera, and you'll only be able to use manual focus (however, the focus conformation dot in your viewfinder will still work).

    As for the others, I'm afraid I have no idea. Take the rear lens cap off and look carefully at the mounts. If they look similar to the 24mm f/2, they should work. If you're unsure, just slowly and gently screw it onto the camera, if it seems to slide and click into place nicely, odds are that it'll be fine, although you'll have the same limitations as to focusing and exposure metering.

    Nikon lenses basically all work on modern cameras from the 1950's onwards, using the "F" mount.
     

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