Any images from Z cameras using AF-D lenses?

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I'm wondering about the use of D lenses with Z cameras because I own four of the former. I know that they can only be used as manual focus lenses with the Z cameras but does anyone actually have any pics taken this way? I'd also be interested in how effective the IBIS is, if indeed it works with D lenses. Thanks in advance for any pointers.
 
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I actually bought a 300mm f/2.8 DII (non-VR) specifically to use on a Z body and enjoy the benefits of IBIS. Here are some results at various shutter speeds, all were handheld except the portrait:

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I am glad I read this as I forget that my new Z has IBS and those non-VR lenses will work fine with it. Thanks for mentioning this! I am still learning the ins and outs of my two new Z's and am finding much to like about them.
 
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With 28-105 AF-D on my Z6:

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As long as you're willing to focus manually, don't forget that the Z with FTZ grants new life to any AI or AI-S lenses that are idling in your collection - or ones that you can inexpensively acquire. For example, I continue to use a 30-year-old copy of the Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 for product photography and copy work. That lens is just as good (or better) on a mirrorless body as ever, and can be found at very reasonable prices on the used market.
 
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As long as you're willing to focus manually, don't forget that the Z with FTZ grants new life to any AI or AI-S lenses that are idling in your collection - or ones that you can inexpensively acquire. For example, I continue to use a 30-year-old copy of the Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 for product photography and copy work. That lens is just as good (or better) on a mirrorless body as ever, and can be found at very reasonable prices on the used market.

I do that when needs be or when I just feel like it. I can, of course, use all of them (apart from Z lenses) on my D750 too. If it ever comes home from Nikon.
 

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