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Old Oct 15, 2007, 8:42 PM   #1
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so i've heard, i could use a older lens from film camera on my DSLR since i do have the auto focus motor built in to the body.

true? and is it for EVERY nikon lens?

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Old Oct 16, 2007, 5:59 AM   #2
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yes and yes.
You can even put old manual focus lenses on your camera. (even non-AIS ones if you file the back ring off a bit)
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Old Oct 16, 2007, 8:27 AM   #3
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Be careful what you try to mount on it. Autofocusing lenses will be fine.

See the section on this page about lenses you should *not* mount on a D50:

http://support.nikontech.com/cgi-bin...php?p_faqid=57

You also won't have metering with non-CPU lenses on a D50, even if they have been converted to AI.

Here's another compatiblity chart that you may find helpful:

http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/com...-lens.htm#dslr

Here's another one from someone that can convert older lenses to AI.

http://www.aiconversions.com/compatibilitytable.htm

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