Remember those AI-S lenses?

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  1. SCHNOOBS

    SCHNOOBS TPF Noob!

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    will a Nikon AI-S lens work for a Nikon N80 or Nikon F3?

    Kinda wondering if the coupling will get in the way?!
     
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    oh yeah, they'll work on anything. It will work perfect on the F3, but it just won't meter on the N80.
     
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    i've used a 50mm f1.4 AI-S lens on a D80 with out any problems...other then not being able to meter... but its pretty easy to guess a close exposure...at least for me
     
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    I still use AI-s lenses, a lot of them. The F3 is MADE for them. (my favorite film camera of all time) The N80 won't meter, but pick up a hand-held and away you go, old school.
     
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    anyone ever try the 50mm F/1.2 AI-S lens... quality of picture I ehard was some what of an issue...

    Thanks
     
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    Ya, the 50 1.2 is not as sharp as the 50 1.4, but it's not bad. I have the 55 1.2, it's worse that the 50 1.2 but if you need the speed it's acceptable. The fast Nikkor lens to have is the 58mm f/1.2 Nocto. It is sharpest at f/1.2 and is tack sharp. I does demand a hell of a price for a 35 year old lens.
     

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