Using older Nikon lens on new DSLR

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by rp1600, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. rp1600

    rp1600 TPF Noob!

    Jul 20, 2006
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    A friend approached me about advice on purchasing a new entry level DSLR. Since I'm a canon user my first advice was the Digi Rebel XTi -- within her budget and meets her needs for "vacation" type photos.

    Then she advised me she has a Nikon N5005 auto-focus film camera with a few lens.

    In an effort to maybe safe her some money, i told her i'd look into a good entry level Nikon camera and want to find out if she'll lose anything with her current lens, i.e. AF, metering, etc. capabilities.

    As always, thanks for the advice.
  2. Don Simon

    Don Simon TPF Noob!

    Jul 4, 2005
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    Hi. If the lenses are manual focus then it all gets a bit too complicated for me. If they're auto-focus lenses, then you would lose the AF on the D40 or D40x (but retain it with any other Nikon body, e.g. D50, D80).

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