Support of Nikon AI-S lenses on future DSLRs ...

Started Aug 25, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Re: Support of Nikon AI-S lenses on future DSLRs ...
In reply to AndreasSchaefer, Aug 26, 2011

looking at the price of the D3x, D3s, D700, D300s ... including the ability to use these old AI lenses is a tiny tiny fraction of the final price of these cameras. The cost savings are happing on the D3100/D5100 with pentamirror for example (and the fact that most D3100/D5100 users will only have the bundled kit lens and never remove it).

Seeing AI support on the D7000 is great. I would expect the D7100 and D7200 to have AI support too, and the D3200/5200 to continue without it.

The marketing damage they would cause by not putting AI support into the next cameras 'D4/D400/D800' would be pretty big.

Zeiss will have worked and met with Nikon before updating their ZF to ZF.2 ... while a Zeiss lens does Nikon no direct good (unless they get a royality for each sale from using the lens mount?), but it does continue interest in the F mount so it will keep people Nikon rather than move to Canon (who Zeiss also make lenses for).

AI - no reason to remove it from the top end. If the pros have a bundle of lenses, plus their old 16/2.8 AIS Fisheye that they have no reason to replace ... they'd just be annoyed if Nikon drop the AI support.

Even if Nikon stopped making the 8 or so AIS lenses, I reckon they will continue to have the support on the D7000/D9000 (D400) + FX bodies
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