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Older Lens Compatibility with Nikon D7100

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vettenuts New Member • Posts: 3
Older Lens Compatibility with Nikon D7100

I have two lenses for an older 35mm Nikon camera (6006).  One of these is the 75-300mm AF Zoom Nikkor lense, which was always a favorite to use.  Can anyone tell me if this lens is compatible with the newer DSLR cameras, specifically the D7100 which is on my current short list for a new camera.

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kaffina Regular Member • Posts: 274
Re: Older Lens Compatibility with Nikon D7100

If its the AF zoom from nikon , then you should have no problems at all.  The 7100 is compatible with most Nikon lenses from Ai, Ais , Screw drive AF and the new AF lenses.

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afoton
afoton Senior Member • Posts: 1,111
Re: Older Lens Compatibility with Nikon D7100

vettenuts wrote:

I have two lenses for an older 35mm Nikon camera (6006).

All lenses that is compatible with your old camera, is also compatible with D7100.

vettenuts OP New Member • Posts: 3
Re: Older Lens Compatibility with Nikon D7100

Thanks for the information.  Does that mean the stabilization of the D7100 will work correctly as well?  As you can tell, I am not an expert.  But being able to use my older lenses will allow me to buy the body only plus I got some great shots with my older lenses although the zoom is quite heavy because it is all metal.

Cope
Cope Veteran Member • Posts: 6,327
Re: Older Lens Compatibility with Nikon D7100

vettenuts wrote:

Thanks for the information. Does that mean the stabilization of the D7100 will work correctly as well? As you can tell, I am not an expert. But being able to use my older lenses will allow me to buy the body only plus I got some great shots with my older lenses although the zoom is quite heavy because it is all metal.

Stabilization is on the lens, not the body.

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carauction Veteran Member • Posts: 6,644
Re: Older Lens Compatibility with Nikon D7100

vettenuts wrote:

I have two lenses for an older 35mm Nikon camera (6006). One of these is the 75-300mm AF Zoom Nikkor lense, which was always a favorite to use. Can anyone tell me if this lens is compatible with the newer DSLR cameras, specifically the D7100 which is on my current short list for a new camera.

Do you need 24 megapix? The more pixels, the tougher it will be to produce nice IQ with the older esp slower lenses. I just bought a D7000 with 16 megapix....just a thought.

Mike

Leonard Migliore
Leonard Migliore Forum Pro • Posts: 13,462
Re: Older Lens Compatibility with Nikon D7100

vettenuts wrote:

I have two lenses for an older 35mm Nikon camera (6006). One of these is the 75-300mm AF Zoom Nikkor lense, which was always a favorite to use. Can anyone tell me if this lens is compatible with the newer DSLR cameras, specifically the D7100 which is on my current short list for a new camera.

It will work but it might not be your favorite anymore; that's an old design and won't be real sharp on a D7100, which has a smaller sensor than a 35mm film camera.

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