The F will work and meter with Non-Ai, Ai, and AiS lenses. The meters for the F were made for non-Ai lenses, but Nikon's manual focus Ai and AiS lenses also work because Nikon continued putting the old non-Ai meter connection on the newer lenses for backward compatibility. The only ones that do not work are the AF-Nikkors, they do not have the metering connection for the non-Ai bodies like your F. The AF-Nikkor category also includes the digital lenses and the G-series lenses, which are also not compatible with the F.