Pre-Ai Compatibility - One size fits all? D780/NIKKOR-H Auto 28mm f3.5

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JohnBoy99 Junior Member • Posts: 25
Pre-Ai Compatibility - One size fits all? D780/NIKKOR-H Auto 28mm f3.5

I've been using a 28mm Pre-AI (not converted), circa 1959/1960 on my D780 (previously on my F2AS).

When I bought the D780 I did my research on lens compatibility and although the user manual and most sites say not to use Pre-AI on modern DSLRs, I have personally had no issues with this specific lens.

I've done quite a bit of research and most sites spew out the same stuff, word for word, about how you will destroy your camera. The only contrarian advice I found was this:

"Important: despite the fact that this is Nikon NON AI (PRE AI) lens, for some reason it is easy to install any modern Nikon cameras."

https://radojuva.com/en/2016/09/nikon-nikkor-h-auto-3-5-28mm/

Ok, ok, I understand easy to install doesn't mean safe. However on inspecting the flange vs my AI and AI-S vintage Nikkors I don't see how this can damage my mount and it certainly won't go anywhere near the mirror.

Anyone have experience with this particular lens on a modern DSLR?

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