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Nikor Lens' for Film Nikon N65, Can I Use them for DSLR

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Initial post: Dec 10, 2012 11:54:16 AM PST
coeletti says:
I have a Nikon N65 film camera that I invested in when my son was born. He is about to turn 10 and I was thinking of getting a DSLR in addition to the digital point and shoot I already have. Can I use my Nikor lens' if I purchase a Nikon DSLR?

Posted on Dec 10, 2012 1:11:10 PM PST

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 10, 2012 1:28:33 PM PST
®ichard says:
The N65 took af-s lenses which is still the standard today (since 1996). Picture I am looking at showed it has a body motor too, so it could take AF lenses also. Nikon D7000 16.2MP can do both like your N65. The nikon D5100, d3200, d3100 only takes AF-S fine. It can mount AF lenses, but won't auto focus or something. Most likely yes, but do check the ken's rockwell chart other here linked.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 7:32:22 AM PST
coeletti says:
Thank you for taking the time to answer my question, I appreciate it! I see on Ken Rockwell's site that what you say is true--no autofocus but the lens will apparently work on manual.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 9:23:04 AM PST
Note that using a manual lens on a DSLR is not like using it on a SLR made before autofocus became standard. Those older cameras had larger viewfinders and focusing aids. I used to do manual focus all the time, on my canon ft-b, but now I can't hit focus well at all, manually.

Posted on Dec 29, 2012 10:47:47 PM PST
R. Sutton says:
I have a Nikon N65 as well and all of my Nikon lenses that I used on that camera I have used on my D50 and also my current D7000 with no problems.

Posted on Dec 30, 2012 8:32:12 AM PST
coeletti says:
I ended up reading Ken Rockwell's website and ended up purchasing a D3100, my old lenses fit fine, no autofocus, but I can do that myself just fine. My budget didn' t allow for D7000 this time-- maybe in the future. The biggest thing I learned is that the newer cameras is all the power is in the lens, you have to go up to a more expensive camera to get the motor (I don' t know if that is the right term) in the body as well. The lens size on the end is smaller as well with the new lens so I cannot interchange lens caps or filters from my older lenses. That was disappointing.

Posted on Dec 30, 2012 9:11:50 AM PST
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