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Old Aug 15, 2006, 12:03 AM   #1
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Hi, im about to buy a slr nikon digital camera.

i wonder if old soligor lenses (one macro and two zooms) will fit on the new great nikon cameras such as: D50, D70, D80 or D200._?:?
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Old Aug 28, 2006, 2:47 PM   #2
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Hey - would you put discount tires on a Rolls Royce?

Buy better glass - no offense.
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Old Aug 28, 2006, 7:45 PM   #3
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Hey - would you put discount tires on a Rolls Royce?

Buy better glass - no offense.
You didn't answer the question, Hes not saying that hes going to be using the 3 lenses only, Just curious if they will fit the camera.
I use what would be considered crappy lenses by you, a Kitstar (no name) 28mm F2.8 and a 20$ 2x teleconvertor. And They have their uses.
for example the 28mm reversed is about a 3:1 macro magnification, and with the teleconvertor 6:1.
top quality glass isn't that big of a deal when you are shooting things smaller than a millimeter in diameter.

and to parody your analogy, Cup holders are still usefull in your Rolls Royce.
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Old Aug 28, 2006, 7:57 PM   #4
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Not sure of the d80, but the d70 wont and d200 will work with manual focus nikon mount lenses. Some third party lenses are better than Nikon lenses. alot aren't. More bad photos are because of bad technique than bad lenses.
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Old Aug 29, 2006, 9:52 AM   #5
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Lexiticus. Sorry if I can't hold the root tone you deliver so nicely.

My point was that you should buy lenses that matches your camera. A D200 features the newest and greatest DSLR techology, so why compromise in such an important matter as the lenses are? I can't see why other than ones economy.

For what the Rolls goes I still think that a Rolls owner will buy the best cup holders available, don't you.

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Old Sep 14, 2006, 9:15 AM   #6
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I am also eager to know whether D80 can provide metering for the Nikkor manual focusinglenses. If you happen to know that or if anybody out there knows thatt, please let us know. The best will be thatthey provide the source of such information.
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Old Sep 14, 2006, 11:17 PM   #7
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I happened to phone Nikon Hong Kong today and was given to understand that no metering was provided in the D80 when it was mounted on the manual Nikkors.
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Old Sep 15, 2006, 11:51 AM   #8
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I believe you are correct... no metering on the D50/D70... dunno about the D80... bodies for older lenses unless you have a chip installed in them (seach on google)... I saw that service being offered for $105 somewhere. I *believe* the D2x line of bodies is able to meter with these older lenses, but I'm not 100% sure...

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Thanks. Nikkors are alsocompatible on the D2 series andD200 but not for D100.
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