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  1. #1
    Potshot24 Guest

    E-lenses on D40x?


    I have several E-lenses from my film camera. Could I use them on a D40x? I notice the description says it takes F-series lenses.

    Thanks for any help.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Yes, but with some caveats. You can only use the camera in full manual mode. You'll have to focus manually and guess on exposure. The only indicator you'll get in the viewfinder is the green focus dot will light when the camera 'thinks' you are in focus. As for exposure, you'll have to set your aperture ring on the lens, guess at a shutter speed and shoot. Check your LCD for results. Too dark, longer shutter or open up the lens. Too light, the opposite. It's actually not too bad for landscapes and static subjects. A few exposures and you can usually get it dialed pretty close. Being able to use your old glass at all is a bonus, despite the obvious disadvantages.

    Nikon D80
    18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX
    55-200mm f/4.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR
    Legacy non-AF Nikkor/Nikon glass:
    28mm f/2.8, 35mm f/2.8, 50mm f/2, 100mm f/2.8, 135mm f/2.8, 50-135mm f/3.5, 100-300mm f/5.6

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Sydney Australia
    If you are from the E series era you will know how to manual focus and hopefully can use or learned the sunny 18 rule? if so go for your life.

    Also learning the histrogram and visually checking the LCD will help. Easier then sending in to proshop to see the results

    If you get into it, may be katz eye micro prism will help you focus, though you can you the green AF focus Dot in the VF.

    I am lead to belief even non AI will mount with no problems. But check this last statement.
    2x D200 KatzEye + 28-70mm F2.8D and 10-20mm HSM + SB-800 + MB-D200

    D40 + 18-200mm Vr + SB-400

    Plus other bits and pieces
    70-200mm Vr, 20mm AFD, 30mm F1.8 Sigma,

    Novelty Stuff
    35mm f1.4 AIS, 50mm f1.4, 10.5mm and 75-150mm E series.

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