Nikon has several sorts of manual lenses, not sure which category your Tokina falls under. There is a chart here:.
That shows which lenses will work on which cameras. The D80 has decent compatibility with older lenses, so you *may* be able to use the lens. You just have to figure out which category it falls into..
It may help to post the full designation off the lens, someone here may have a better idea if they know which specific lens you have..
You could even look in the manual that came with the lens if you have it. It may state what sort of F mount lens you have..
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Thanks for the reply, below is the detail of my manual lens:.
Model:SL-17, MF 17mm f/3.5Mount availability: Canon, Minolta, Nikon, Pentax,YashicaFocal length: 17mmAperture Range: f/3.5-16Optical construction: 11 elements in 9 groupsAngle of view: 10340'Closest Focus Distance from Film Plane: 0.25m (0.82ft)Focusing system: rotary focusFilter size: 67mmMaximum outer diameter: 70mm (2.7")Overall length: 49.2mm (1.9")Weight: 305g (10.7 oz.)Lens Hood: RH722.
Any advice are appreciated...
Clearly you will not have auto focus, and in all probability or will not have metering either. It may be possible to meter by stopping down..
I think you would get more information by posting on the Nikon SLR Lens forum than on this Beginners forum..
The FM2 is an AI/AIS camera. Assuming the lens is AI or AIS, you get no metering on a D80. You need a D200 to meter with most MF lenses...
Greg Nut wrote:.
The FM2 is an AI/AIS camera. Assuming the lens is AI or AIS, you getno metering on a D80. You need a D200 to meter with most MF lenses..
D200 would be the best solution, if it is within the OP's budget..
Or any Canon or Olympus DSLR with an adapter. You'll get metering, but no meter coupling (i.e. you need to operate the aperture yourself, open to focus, stopped down to meter & shoot)..
Pick your poison..
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