Old F-mount lenses on new FX camera

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Old F-mount lenses on new FX camera
Mar 5, 2012

I have a couple of really old F-mount lenses, left over from my Nikon F2 days. A splendid 55mm macro, and a 35-105 zoom that was also very nice. Neither is auto-anything; they did couple to the F2's metering system, but there was no autofocus in those days, nor VR. Supposedly, they would work with a new FX camera (the D800 comes to mind :)) but I'm not sure how. Manual focus doesn't bother me, but what happens to metering? Two reasons for using them: sharpness worthy of the D800, and zero cost, which is an issue at the moment.

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