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Old Jan 21, 2008, 12:38 AM   #1
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Sorry, I should have added its a 35mm. lens.. will the slr 35mm lens work with the slr Nikon d80?
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Old Jan 21, 2008, 2:29 AM   #2
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a series E lens will fit the camera and take pictures in manual mode, but you will not have autofocus or an exposure meter.
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I read somewhere that the series E 35mm lens would damage the d80 , is there any concerns that I should have about that?

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You should not try to mount non-AI (Auto Indexing) Lenses any DSLR models other D40/D40X or you'll risk damaging the camera and/or lens. You can have non-AI lenses converted to AI.

E Series lenses probably won't need conversion. You still won't have metering though. See this chart:

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

The least expensive current Nikon model that will meter with non-CPU lenses is the D200. So, you'd be shooting blind with the entry level models (for example, the D40, D40x D50, D70, D70s, D80 will not meter with a non-CPU lens). With those models, you'd have to estimate exposure or use a separate meter.

You can see more information on lens compatiblity here:

http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/compatibility-lens.htm

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Series E lenses are AI lenses they are safe to use.

Once again though no metering. either guess or use a hand held metter then check your histigram.
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