Nikon DSLR for MF lenses

Started Feb 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
DigitalPhilosopher
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Re: Nikon DSLR for MF lenses

The most important thing, I believe, is to get a camera body that supports metering with AI-S lenses. That means (for cropped sensors) the D300 or the D7000 (if you want to go full frame that's a whole other game then).

Also older models, like the D200, support metering, but a D300 would probably be the best value right now. It supports matrix metering with AI-S lenses, plus you can store the details (focal length and maximum aperture) of up to 10 (I think) lenses in the camera's database, so that every time you mount one and select its number, the camera knows which lens you're using (important for accurate metering)

EDIT:

The D7000 has a slightly better IQ (at least in higher ISO), but the D300 is more sturdy, with better weather sealing, much better buffer, and overall more on the "pro" side

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