Nikon F5 lens compability

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Swedishphotographer New Member • Posts: 1
Nikon F5 lens compability

I have just bought a Nikon F5 and I did think that my lenses to my other camera, D850, would work. But no? The problem is that the subwheel for the aperture is locked on 2,8, no matter how I rotate it.I have one AF-S Nikkor 18-35/3,5-4,5. With that one there is no problem to set the aperture. BUT. I have the new 24-70/2,8 E ED and the new 70-200/2,8 E FL ED, and they both are stuck on aperture 2,8, no matter what I´m doing.I did think that I would be able to use all three lenses on my new film-camera, but that does not seem the case.Have you discovered this problem. I don´t think I´m missing some hidden setting. (There are not many settings at all, and I have checked the custom settings as well) I have been working with Nikon as a pro newspaper photographer for more than 35 years so that`s annoying me even more that I´ve got this problem.

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Leonard Migliore
Leonard Migliore Forum Pro • Posts: 17,697
Right

Swedishphotographer wrote:

I have just bought a Nikon F5 and I did think that my lenses to my other camera, D850, would work. But no? The problem is that the subwheel for the aperture is locked on 2,8, no matter how I rotate it.I have one AF-S Nikkor 18-35/3,5-4,5. With that one there is no problem to set the aperture. BUT. I have the new 24-70/2,8 E ED and the new 70-200/2,8 E FL ED, and they both are stuck on aperture 2,8, no matter what I´m doing.I did think that I would be able to use all three lenses on my new film-camera, but that does not seem the case.Have you discovered this problem. I don´t think I´m missing some hidden setting. (There are not many settings at all, and I have checked the custom settings as well) I have been working with Nikon as a pro newspaper photographer for more than 35 years so that`s annoying me even more that I´ve got this problem.

Nikon "E" lenses have electrically controlled diaphragms rather than the mechanical lever used since the beginning of the F-mount. Nikon film cameras can't operate them.

For that matter, older Nikon DSLR's can't operate them. I think the D300 was the first camera that is compatible with "E" lenses.

https://www.nikonimgsupport.com/ni/NI_article?articleNo=000004725&configured=1&lang=en_US

Welcome to F-mount compatibility.

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Mitrajoon Senior Member • Posts: 2,011
Re: Right

The good news is that E lenses will work on an F5 at whatever is their widest aperture.

a_c_skinner Veteran Member • Posts: 8,812
Re: Nikon F5 lens compability

Dear old Ken is probably the best source: https://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/compatibility-lens.htm .

One of the reasons I fell out of love with Nikon was when their latest lenses wouldn't work on my D800; it wasn't an immediate issue but I simply tired of trying to keep up with what worked with what.

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Weegee
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That is why I still have ( and Use ) my Nikon D700

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