Can Manual Lens Fit On Digitl SLR ?
Hi, I have a manual Tokina 17mm wide angle lens use in Nikon FM2, can I use it on Nikon Digital SLR D80?.

I think cannot but wish to get some confirmation here..

Below are some item confused me:.

(1) The foucs and aperture setting have to be manual (as there is not link from camera body to lens), what about the exposure ? Can it be done automatic by fix the aperture in camera body to match with lens aperture setting and let the camera shuttle speed to adjust the exposure ? .

(2) Will the camera prompt error as it not able to command the lens?.

(3) What about the image fall on the sensor? Will it be crop or I will see black border around the image ? .

Sorry for post so many question and look stupid as I am new.Thanks...

Comments (5)

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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Comment #1

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...

Comment #2

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..

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Comment #3

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...

Comment #4

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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