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I'm curious what problems (if any) one might encounter when moving
from a Nikon F5 and SB28-DX speedlight system with mostly AF-S
lenses and a few older "D" lenses to a D1, D2, D100, D70, etc.

The "small print" seems to indicate there are some variations,
and I'd kind of like to know how the lenses move across, and
also if the speedlight will need to be replaced as well.

If there is a good website that spells all of this out a
link would be great.

Thanks...
 
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Randy Howard <randyhoward@fooverizonbar.net> wrote:

> I'm curious what problems (if any) one might encounter when moving
> from a Nikon F5 and SB28-DX speedlight system with mostly AF-S
> lenses and a few older "D" lenses to a D1, D2, D100, D70, etc.

Should be fine with The D1/D1x, etc. The SB-28DX is the digital ready
flash: either you got lucky or bought with foresight. The AF-S and D
lenses will be fine.

> The "small print" seems to indicate there are some variations,
> and I'd kind of like to know how the lenses move across, and
> also if the speedlight will need to be replaced as well.

The lenses move across fine to the D1x. Non-CPU lenses won't work
with matrix metering: you have to use centre weighted or spot instead.
That's it, I think.

You have to make allowances for the fact that the sensor is 23.7mm x
15.6mm: you may find that 17-35 is no longer the wide angle you loved.

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"Randy Howard" <randyhoward@FOOverizonBAR.net> wrote in message
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> If there is a good website that spells all of this out a
> link would be great.

For lenses:
http://www.nikonians.org/html/resources/nikon_articles/other/compatibility.html

For flashes: (partial, hard to read unless printed)
http://www.nikon-image.com/eng/speedlights/compatibility.pdf

The D2x follows the same rules as the D2h and D70. For older models,
if a speedlight has a DX suffix, it will work in dTTL mode with the
D100 and D1 series. Otherwise, assume it will not work in TTL mode
with a Nikon dSLR.

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Randy Howard <randyhoward@FOOverizonBAR.net> writes:

> > > Thanks for responding so quickly. Need a new one to take advantage
> > > of new features, or "must have" to work at all?
> >
> > Need a new one to do TTL.
>
> Ok, presumably the newer models will work with an F5 just fine though,
> or so I would hope.

Yes, the downside to this is the increasing manual size as they
support more and more body families.

You can probbal find specs/compatibility for these cameras and flashed
on the nikon website.

> > I have a couple of older speedlights around which I'm going to play
> > with using as background flashes etc. Of course, I don't need TTL for
> > that.
>
> Good idea.

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andrew29@littlepinkcloud.invalid writes:

> Randy Howard <randyhoward@fooverizonbar.net> wrote:
>
> > I'm curious what problems (if any) one might encounter when moving
> > from a Nikon F5 and SB28-DX speedlight system with mostly AF-S
> > lenses and a few older "D" lenses to a D1, D2, D100, D70, etc.
>
> Should be fine with The D1/D1x, etc. The SB-28DX is the digital ready
> flash: either you got lucky or bought with foresight. The AF-S and D
> lenses will be fine.

The 28DX isn't happy with the D2X/H or D70.

> > The "small print" seems to indicate there are some variations,
> > and I'd kind of like to know how the lenses move across, and
> > also if the speedlight will need to be replaced as well.
>
> The lenses move across fine to the D1x. Non-CPU lenses won't work
> with matrix metering: you have to use centre weighted or spot instead.
> That's it, I think.

It varies with the camera. Did you read the other posts in this thread?

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I have a Nikon 2008s that I bought in 1989 or early 1990. How well
would the lenses I bought with it work with a D70? Will the auto focus
work? How about the TTL metering and auto exposure adjustment?

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Bruce Murphy <pack-news@rattus.net> wrote:
> andrew29@littlepinkcloud.invalid writes:

>> Randy Howard <randyhoward@fooverizonbar.net> wrote:
>>
>> > I'm curious what problems (if any) one might encounter when moving
>> > from a Nikon F5 and SB28-DX speedlight system with mostly AF-S
>> > lenses and a few older "D" lenses to a D1, D2, D100, D70, etc.
>>
>> Should be fine with The D1/D1x, etc. The SB-28DX is the digital ready
>> flash: either you got lucky or bought with foresight. The AF-S and D
>> lenses will be fine.

> The 28DX isn't happy with the D2X/H or D70.

Oh, nasty. Is that for certain with regard to the D2x?

>> > The "small print" seems to indicate there are some variations,
>> > and I'd kind of like to know how the lenses move across, and
>> > also if the speedlight will need to be replaced as well.
>>
>> The lenses move across fine to the D1x. Non-CPU lenses won't work
>> with matrix metering: you have to use centre weighted or spot instead.
>> That's it, I think.

> It varies with the camera.

Huh? I'm talking about the D1x.

> Did you read the other posts in this thread?

Yes.

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Michelle Steiner <michelle@michelle.org> wrote:

> I have a Nikon 2008s that I bought in 1989 or early 1990. How well
> would the lenses I bought with it work with a D70? Will the auto focus
> work? How about the TTL metering and auto exposure adjustment?

Lenses from that era will work fine with the D70. I've got a couple
myself. The only thing you likely won't get is the "D" distance stuff
for 3D matrix metering, which I've never seen to actually matter anyway,
and for flash metering, where it might actually make some difference.
But it general the "D" stuff isn't anything to care about.

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In article <10rh2d31jmvgu72@corp.supernews.com>,
Jeremy Nixon <jeremy@exit109.com> wrote:

> > I have a Nikon 2008s that I bought in 1989 or early 1990. How well
> > would the lenses I bought with it work with a D70? Will the auto
> > focus work? How about the TTL metering and auto exposure
> > adjustment?
>
> Lenses from that era will work fine with the D70. I've got a couple
> myself. The only thing you likely won't get is the "D" distance
> stuff for 3D matrix metering, which I've never seen to actually
> matter anyway, and for flash metering, where it might actually make
> some difference. But it general the "D" stuff isn't anything to care
> about.

Thanks. Now all I have to do is convince myself that I can afford the
camera.

I can get a very good deal on it; 10% off the price of the camera or of
the camera and lens combo, plus the $100 rebate from Nikon. All that
plus no sales tax or shipping charges.

$1299 * 0.9 = $1169.10 - $100 = 1069.10
$999 * 0.9 = $899.10 - $100 = 799.10

And I have only about three weeks to decide. <sigh>

Decisions, decisions...

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