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Is the 1988 Nikkor 28-85mm F3.5-5.6 lens a good alternative mid rang lens for Nikon D700?

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Absolutely. Here's what one reviewer has to say about it:
http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/2885af.htm

Posted on Aug 24, 2011

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When I plug nikkor 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 D lens to D700, show aputure error.


Turn the aperture ring to its smallest setting (largest f/number). You control the aperture from the camera body, the same was as on a lens without an aperture ring.

Dec 08, 2012 | Nikon D700 Digital Camera

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What is 55-200mm?


That's the focal range of a zoom lens. Unlike a single focal-length lens (or a "prime" lens) a zoom lens lets you adjust the focal range. "55-200mm" specifies the lens's focal range from 55mm at the low end to 200mm at the long end.

You can read a general description of zoom lenses at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoom_lens

Nikon current has two different 55-200mm lenses:
http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Products/Product/Camera-Lenses/
2156/AF-S-DX-Zoom-NIKKOR-55-200mm-f%252F4-5.6G-ED.html
and
http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Products/Product/Camera-Lenses/
2156/AF-S-DX-Zoom-NIKKOR-55-200mm-f%252F4-5.6G-ED.html

If you're asking about the L110, it has a permanently-affixed lens and will not use either of the above lenses.

Aug 11, 2011 | Nikon Coolpix L110 Digital Camera

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What digital nikon cam works autofocus in a nikkor micro AF 105mm f/2.8D?


This lens lacks the autofocus motor, so it will only autofocus on cameras with the motor. This lens will autofocus on every Nikon digital SLR except for the D40, D40x, D60, D3000, D3100, D5000, and D5100. It will autofocus with the D1 family, D2 family, D3 family, D50, D70, D70s, D80, D90, D100, D200, D300, D300s, and D700 (I hope I haven't left any out).

Jul 03, 2011 | Nikon Cameras

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I have a Nikon F55 fitted with a NIKKOR AF 28-100mm lense I wish to upgrade to digital. Can I use this lense on a digital body?


Yes. In general any Nikon lens made in the last half-century will work on the newest Nikon cameras, and this lens is no exception. Be aware that on most Nikon bodies (everything except the D700 and the D3 family) the smaller sensor will make the lens behave as if it were a 42-150mm. Also, on the lower-end bodies such as the D3000, this lens will not autofocus.

Mar 18, 2011 | Nikon Cameras

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My autofocus is broken on my Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D Is it worth it to have it repaired or should I just purchase a new lens? I can take pictures on Manual Focus still and all of the camera functions worth....


As it isn't really a very special lens, I wouldn't pay for a repair, which is likely to be more than the lens is really worth (you will get back a repaired second-hand lens, which might go bad again). Better to put the money towards a nice mid-range zoom.

Dec 13, 2010 | Nikon Normal AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D...

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Is D700 or D3 compatable for this lens AF 70-210mm f/4.5-6 D


Yes. The lens is fully compatible and functional on both the D700 and the D3.

Oct 21, 2010 | Nikon AF 70-210mm f/4-5.6D Zoom-Nikkor...

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Please recommend digital SLR nikon cacmera for this lens


Any Nikon digital SLR will work with this lens. However, there are two things to consider.

On cameras other than the D700 and the D3 family, the smaller sensor will make the lens appear as a 105-315mm. On the D40, D40x, D60, D3000, D3100, and D5000 cameras, you will lose the autofocus capability.

Oct 18, 2010 | Nikon AF 70-210mm f/4-5.6D Zoom-Nikkor...

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Nikon D700 viewfinder dark


It sounds as if there is a problem with aperture blades not fully opening.

A quick test...

With a known good lens on the camera, set it to shutter priority mode. Point the camera at a plain wall or ceiling, half press the shutter button and note the aperture reading suggested by the camera. (Play around with the shutter speed settings until you get something around about f11.)

If possible, switch to another good lens and do the same. (You will need to point the camera at the same wall or ceiling!) You should find that without altering any settings, you will get the same, or very similar, aperture reading as before.

Now try the suspect lens. If there is a a fault with the aperture, the camera will almost certainly suggest that a significantly different aperture setting is required.

Hope this helps!

Jun 20, 2009 | Nikon D50 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens

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Sigma 70-300mm DL Macro Super Lens compatibility for Nikon D40X DSLR Camera


Here is Nikon's specs of lens compatibility for the D40X:


Compatible Lenses*: Nikon F mount with AF coupling and AF contacts Type G or D AF Nikkor:
1) AF-S, AF-I: All functions supported;
2) Other Type G or D AF Nikkor: All functions supported except autofocus
3) PC Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/2.8D: Can only be used in mode M; all other functions supported except autofocus
4) Other AF Nikkor*â¹/AI-P Nikkor: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II
5) Non-CPU: Can be used in mode M, but exposure meter does not function; electronic range finder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster
6) IX Nikkor lenses cannot be used
*â¹ Excluding lenses for F3AF

They do not recommend 3rd party lenses, ever

Feb 01, 2008 | Cameras

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