Nikkor Q lens and a D5600

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MikeM58 Contributing Member • Posts: 598
Nikkor Q lens and a D5600

If this is in the wrong forum, Sorry.  I was wondering if a Nikkor Q lens can be used on a D5600 body?

Thanks

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Bernard Delley Senior Member • Posts: 1,584
limited use for Nikkor Q lens on D5600

MikeM58 wrote:

If this is in the wrong forum, Sorry. I was wondering if a Nikkor Q lens can be used on a D5600 body?

Thanks

Nikkor Q points to a pre- AI lens like the Nikkor Q 200mm f/4 .

It may be an AI converted lens.

for the 3xxxx and 5xxx cameras there are missing backward compatibility features. They will not meter properly with the stopped down lens.

Nikon's FX and the DX models: D500 D7200 D7100 D7000 D300 D200 support original functionality including metering for  AI lenses.

not D7500 !

see also Ken Rockwell's page

Michael Benveniste
Michael Benveniste Veteran Member • Posts: 5,419
Re: limited use for Nikkor Q lens on D5600

Bernard Delley wrote:

MikeM58 wrote:

If this is in the wrong forum, Sorry. I was wondering if a Nikkor Q lens can be used on a D5600 body?

Thanks

Nikkor Q points to an AI lens like the AI 20)mm f/4 .

Lenses badged as Nikkor Q are Pre-AI lenses with 4 elements. Such lenses were made for Nikon Rangefinders, Nikon SLRs, and Bronica SLRs. In F-mount, that included such lenses as early versions of the 135mm f/3.5, 200mm f/4, and 400mm f/4.5 lenses.

Nikon's FX and the DX models: D500 D7200 D7100 D7000 D300 D200 support original functionality including metering of the AI lenses. not D7500 !

While that's true for non-CPU AI lenses, pre-AI lenses can not be safely mounted on any of those bodies except the Df without modification.

On the D5600 and other D3x00 and D5x00 bodies, many pre-AI lenses, including the 3 Q lenses, can be mounted, but they will only function in unmetered manual focus mode.

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OP MikeM58 Contributing Member • Posts: 598
Re: limited use for Nikkor Q lens on D5600

Michael Benveniste wrote:

Bernard Delley wrote:

MikeM58 wrote:

If this is in the wrong forum, Sorry. I was wondering if a Nikkor Q lens can be used on a D5600 body?

Thanks

Nikkor Q points to an AI lens like the AI 20)mm f/4 .

Lenses badged as Nikkor Q are Pre-AI lenses with 4 elements. Such lenses were made for Nikon Rangefinders, Nikon SLRs, and Bronica SLRs. In F-mount, that included such lenses as early versions of the 135mm f/3.5, 200mm f/4, and 400mm f/4.5 lenses.

Nikon's FX and the DX models: D500 D7200 D7100 D7000 D300 D200 support original functionality including metering of the AI lenses. not D7500 !

While that's true for non-CPU AI lenses, pre-AI lenses can not be safely mounted on any of those bodies except the Df without modification.

On the D5600 and other D3x00 and D5x00 bodies, many pre-AI lenses, including the 3 Q lenses, can be mounted, but they will only function in unmetered manual focus mode.

Don't mind the manual mode... want to use it for astrophotography. So, if I am understanding this correctly, I can use this lens on my D5600.

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Michael Benveniste
Michael Benveniste Veteran Member • Posts: 5,419
Re: limited use for Nikkor Q lens on D5600

MikeM58 wrote:

Don't mind the manual mode... want to use it for astrophotography. So, if I am understanding this correctly, I can use this lens on my D5600.

Just as a quick sanity check, which particular lens do you have in mind?

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OP MikeM58 Contributing Member • Posts: 598
Re: limited use for Nikkor Q lens on D5600

A 135mm f/2.8 telephoto

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Michael Benveniste
Michael Benveniste Veteran Member • Posts: 5,419
Re: limited use for Nikkor Q lens on D5600
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MikeM58 wrote:

A 135mm f/2.8 telephoto

Yes, that's should mount safely on a D5600.

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OP MikeM58 Contributing Member • Posts: 598
Re: limited use for Nikkor Q lens on D5600

Michael Benveniste wrote:

MikeM58 wrote:

A 135mm f/2.8 telephoto

Yes, that's should mount safely on a D5600.

Cool, Thanks

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