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  1. #1
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    Ruined Nikon N-90 body - want digital replacement to use N-90 lenses

    I have an N-90 body that melted in my car. I have a 28-70 zoom, a 105 Micro, and a 70-210 D? zoom for it, all in perfect shape. All are AF.

    Is there an inexpensive digital body I can buy to use these lenses - doesn't have to be the latest stuff.

    Also, I don't know how to compare 35mm to digital focal lengths so I really don't know what I have.Many thanks - Rick

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    No probs, the current bottom end digital body is the D3200 although you may still find the D3100 available. I like my sons D3200 though some controls I use (ISO & WB) are buried in menu systems but for me that is tolerable to get the image quality at the price.

    Your lenses will be 1.5 times the effective focal length on this or any other DX body. ie what your 105 micro will give you the field of view of a 160mm micro on your old full frame film camera.
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    None of your lenses will auto focus on the low end bodies like the D3200. I think that you will need at least a D7100 body to get one with a screw drive for older lenses in a new camera.
    In older bodies I think the D90 still had the screw drive and either the D200 or D300 are definite possibilities in fact I would be suggesting a good used D300 as a DX sensor body (you will get the 1.5x lens crop) or if you want lenses to retain the same field of view the full frame D700 bodies are now dropping in price as second hand units.

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    Excellent advice K1W1, sorry I missed it Rickyc. Yes the D90 has a screw drive so will autofocus.
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    The D7000 also has a built-in motor for motorless AF lenses. With the advent of the D7100, it can also be found at quite a discount compared to its last-year price.
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    [QUOTE=Your lenses will be 1.5 times the effective focal length on this or any other DX body. ie what your 105 micro will give you the field of view of a 160mm micro on your old full frame film camera.[/QUOTE]

    Thanks for all of the recommendations. I'm still confused about a couple of things.

    My lenses will become 1.5 times the old numbers? My 28-70 zoom will be a 42-105 zoom? That seems to be the range most digitals are sold with - right? Will it cut anything off? Will it match the viewfinder image?

    What decent body in the $300-400 range, even used, would AF my lenses?

    My 105 Micro says D - does that mean digital AF?

    I have a great Panasonic FZ-20 that I use for everyday use. I just wanted to put these N90 lenses to use again and use them on a digital body. Maybe I should just sell them.

    My N90 back is just sticky slime. I thought of sending it to Nikon for recovering but I would still have a 35mm instead of digital.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickyc View Post
    Thanks for all of the recommendations. I'm still confused about a couple of things.

    My lenses will become 1.5 times the old numbers? My 28-70 zoom will be a 42-105 zoom? That seems to be the range most digitals are sold with - right? Will it cut anything off? Will it match the viewfinder image?.
    Note: There are 2 types of DSLR bodies on the market. They are DX sensor, and FX sensor types. DX sensors are ~16 x 24mm and generally called APSC size. FX sensors are full frame 24 x 35mm and are generally called Full Frame sensors. When compared to 35mm film (24 x 35mm) DX sensors crop the field by a factor of ~1.5X. The D70, 80, 90, 200, 300, 3000 series, 5000 series, and 7000 series, are DX sensors. D3 series, D4 series, D700, and D800 are FX sensors. There are also 1.3X APSC from Cannon, and 4:3 Cameras (2x crop) from Olympus.

    Yup 28-70 will be equivalent to 42-105 on a DX sensored body. Most DX (APSC sensored) DSLR kit lenses run 18mm at the wide FL (27mm equivalent). Viewfinder coverage for any lens is about 96% on the D90. On other DSLR's it can be up to 100%. Lens type makes no difference.

    What decent body in the $300-400 range, even used, would AF my lenses?
    A used D90 body runs about $400 on e-bay.

    My 105 Micro says D - does that mean digital AF?
    D type lenses allow for on-lens aperture setting. G type lenses control aperture via the camera body. There are DX lenses for APSC (smaller sensor 16x24mm DSLR's) and FX lenses for full frame (24x35mm) cameras. Your older lenses are D type FX so will work great on newer DX and FX DSLR's. You will probably have to set the aperature to f/22 on your current D type lenses on a digital body.
    Last edited by D70FAN; 06-29-2013 at 12:06 PM.
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    I'm not sure about the US but here in Australia I have seen D300 bodies down into the $500 range. I would rather pay $500 for a D300 than $400 for a D90.

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    Rich, yes indeed, the D300's are in the $500 area on e-bay.

    rickyc had a range of $300-$400, but the D300 would definitely be worth forking over the extra $100 or so.
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    Looks like Rickyc headed over to the general thread.

    Sorry if we gave you more info than you needed Rickyc.
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