Any of these old lenses worth chipping?

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Any of these old lenses worth chipping?
10 months ago

Can anyone help me decide if it's worth chipping any of my father's old lenses?

I've got a D5300 with a few nice DX lenses, 35mm 1.8, kit 18-55 zoom and 55-300 telephoto.

If my memory serves me right my dad loved using the 105 Micro.  He most enjoyed photographing wild flowers and things associated with up close work although he also took some great landscape shots over the years.

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I've looked at the "legacy2digital" site and would rather use them to chip a lens rather than botching it myself but wonder if some of the old pro's here could shed some light on whether any of these are worth spending a few bucks on to update a lens for a bit more functionality on my camera.

I know I won't get autofocus with my D5300 but might it be worth it for the metering and apeture control?

Thanks!

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Nikon D5300 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
Nikon D5300
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