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

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

Hi and thanks for answering.

My question wasn't really about pre-ai lenses in general, we all know and understand the potential issues. Rather this is about this specific lens.

I've compared this lens to my AI and AI-S Nikkors and if anything they would be more likely to break something than this lens with it's perfectly flat flange and nothing protruding.

I'm incredibly careful with my cameras and there is absolutely no damage to the mount. It would take considerable force to damage a mount, and that's not my style.

I'm just curious if this particular lens is an exception or not. Nikon does not address this lens specifically, just that pre-ai are not compatible in a blanket statement.

Ofc I've stopped using the lens unless I can get clarification - and I have no intentions of converting it - not worth it.

Just to add one point, this lens is small and incredibly light, it mounts without any force whatsoever. A larger lens, say a telephoto, would definitely have enough torque and require enough mounting force to damage a camera body.

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