Quoted from Nikon website
"Electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism is incorporated for enhanced stability in auto exposure control during continuous shooting even when the teleconverter is used (Not compatible with the D2 series, D1 series, D200, D100, D90, D80, D70 series, D3000, D60, D50, D40 series, 35mm film cameras)"

It said not compatible with 35mm film camera. Nothing before the D3 (Nikon 3rd generation digital).