Strip and Streamline : The D3500 Review

Started Jan 3, 2019 | User reviews thread
Richard Murdey
OP Richard Murdey Senior Member • Posts: 2,971

Huh... they dropped support for AF-D and Ai-P "chipped" MF lenses in the D3500.

I confirmed that both these lens types now behave just like a regular, "unchipped" Ai lens: no metering, no rangefinder (other than the green dot), no A, S or P modes.

That kinda sucks. My Voigtlander 40/2 SLIIs, Nikkor 45/2.8P, all my AF-D lenses. They work ... but no metering.

It's written in the manual --

Metering and PASM modes are enabled in the D3300:

"other modes" and "metering" are checked for D AF Nikkor

But this is gone in the D3500:

"other modes" and "metering" are not checked for D-type lens

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