What lenses can/can't I use with a standard F5?

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  1. Markok765

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    I pretty much just can't use those lenses that have "rabbit ears" or that metal thing that sticks up to couple the aperture?
     
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    Check the manual. Should have a list of older lenses that can't be mounted. IIRC AI etc lenses can be used on a F5 but you lose metering. But some older lenses don't mount .Wide angles mostly I think.
     
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    There are a number of good books on the F5. I am thinking there is one by a fellow named Rockwell, if I remember correctly. No! Not that Rockwell, nor the other one either.... another one :wink: I still have the book, and when I had my F5 I found it useful.
     
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    Lenses with rabbit ears will mount and meter IF the rabbit ears have holes in them. If the ears are solid, that means they are pre-AI lenses and won't mount.
     
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    So:
    AI lenses: Lenses with 2 sets of aperture numbers. With the F5 I can use AI in manual and Aperture priority With centerweighed or spot.

    Is this correct?
     
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    Yes. :smile:
     
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    Yes! Now I know what to look out for when I go lens shopping!
     
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    I use AI lenses on the F5 often. They works fine. Don't have the matrix metering but I don't miss it.
     
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    every single nikon lens made since 1977 except the fisheyes that receded into the camera body will work.

    all f-mount lenses will mount to the camera body, however, and i think pre-AI lenses can still work with stop-down metering.
     
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    Will it also take the G-lenses? I know my F100 will but its newer than the F5.
    Kind regards
     
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    Yes, G lenses are fine on all bodies after the N90s, I believe.
     
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    And the N90S / F90X is capable of use in auto or shutter priority modes. I'm considering upgrading from my F90X to an F100 for this reason. (an F5 also being considered a little, but i think its just too big!)

    Obviously you can use DX / Crop lenses (Well, you can, but you might have some vignetting / edge sharpness issues!)
     
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    There is no might about it. There will be vignetting and edge sharpness deficiencies if the lens is not designed to cover a large enough image circle.
     
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