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    Hello! All,

    I am trying to buy the right lens for my adapter that I just bought for my DVX100A. I saw this lens on KEH.COM and Ebay as well, it does say "Auto" on the front of the lens, but the description says "Manual." Would I be able to use this lens with my adapter? This is the url for the lens in question:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Nikon-Nikkor-S-5...item1c1c1a235b


    Thank you in advance DVX gurus!
    Rene Hinojosa


     

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    Yes you will be able to use it. Just make sure that the lens is fully manuall (the focus and F stop). Since a 35mm adapter don't have any ability to adjust your lens as a DSLR camera has, you simply have to do it all by hand (as it always has been done in the film camera world). Redrock has a thing called live lens that lets you use Canon lenses with "automatic" apertures on their adapter.

    Any older Nikon lens like the one you want to buy will work, just look for the aperture ring and the focus ring


     

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    That reference to "Auto" on the front of the lens is in regards to the old auto exposure indexing function that the Nikon film cameras had at the time. The lens is NOT what is called an "AI" lens though, which is evident by the solid blades on the exposure indexing notch, which is on the aperture ring.

    That is a great lens, and that is a good price. I have one I use on a Canon HD-DSLR and a Sony FS100. I love it. It is very hard to go wrong with manual Nikkor lenses.

    EDIT: BTW, with that serial number, 1033401, it looks like that lens was made about 1972.

    http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/niko...es.html#50fast
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    Thank you very much gentleman, I can now make my choice with confidence. I wasn't sure at first but you guys provided the right info so things are much clearer now. Thanks again!
    Rene Hinojosa


     

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    Yes, you could use any Pre-AI (like the lens you bought), AI, and AIS lenses. No Digital lenses since the blades stay closed until you give it a power source to the lens. Try to buy fastest lens you can afford. My signature will tell you what I have to give you a reference point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smithy View Post
    Yes, you could use any Pre-AI (like the lens you bought), AI, and AIS lenses.
    You can also use many of the dozens of AF lenses made. Anything with an aperture ring will work. The AF lenses have some legendary designs; the focus feel is less damped than manual lenses, but there are some amazing lenses in the AF and AF-D designations, many quite affordable.


     

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