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    Nikon F5/F6 with series G lenses?

    Just what the title says... Will an F5 or F6 couple the Aperature/focus/meter on series G lenses,
    Are there any other Nikon cameras that will do this besides these two (if they do)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EASmithV View Post
    Just what the title says... Will an F5 or F6 couple the Aperature/focus/meter on series G lenses,
    Are there any other Nikon cameras that will do this besides these two (if they do)?
    Yes,

    So will F65,F75,F80,F100

    Here's a List http://www.nikonians.org/nikon/slr-lens.html
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    My N90 works with G glass in P and S; in M and A minimum aperture only.

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    The F5 was the furthest-back pro body that offered full VR-G functionality, and the F100 offers it too.

    Incidentally there's a compatibility list at B&H Photo, in the description in every G lens they offer.

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    I wouldn't buy a "G" lens unless it was very cheap or free. G is not a feature, G is a handicap. G lenses are crippled lenses without aperture rings and completely useless for manual photography. If it wouldn't work on my FM3a it isn't worth buying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Grodis View Post
    I wouldn't buy a "G" lens unless it was very cheap or free. G is not a feature, G is a handicap. G lenses are crippled lenses without aperture rings and completely useless for manual photography. If it wouldn't work on my FM3a it isn't worth buying.
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    You can control the aperture using the sub-command dial on the F5 and F6, so no problem.

    I sort of agree with Joe about the issue (although I prefer an F3HP to an FM3a) but I do own a G lens - I wanted a compact 24-85 and it's been a good lens. Still, I don't intend to buy any more G lenses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotoJim View Post
    You can control the aperture using the sub-command dial on the F5 and F6, so no problem.

    I sort of agree with Joe about the issue (although I prefer an F3HP to an FM3a) but I do own a G lens - I wanted a compact 24-85 and it's been a good lens. Still, I don't intend to buy any more G lenses.
    Just for my info, are you saying the G lens has aperture blades that the F5 or F6 can control somehow?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pylon757 View Post
    My N90 works with G glass in P and S; in M and A minimum aperture only.
    Unless you want M, that's totally fine. because in program, you can change the aperture with the command dial in P.
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