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Use of Manual Focus lenses on autofocus bodies.

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by danielbaer, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. Hello, i'm half sure this is the right forum for this question, if nothing else it gets more traffic. I'm buying an ai/s 300mm 2.8 lens soon. I remeber reading once that a guy put a Nikon MF lens on his F5, but his auto focus was still 'on' so when he half depressed the shutter to check for exposure, it messed up the f5's autofocus motor. Is this a real event? Do I always need to have my D2h in 'M' mode when using MF lenses? Or is this just hearsay? Thanks.
  2. panda81


    Feb 7, 2008
    I almost never bother to change to M on my D300 when I use an AIS lens, and I never hear a motor churning when I press down the shutter button. I have no clue about the D2H or other cameras though.
  3. AndyE


    May 2, 2005
    Vienna, Austria
    I have quite often manual lenses on all kinds of Nikon DSLR bodies - never heard, never an issue.

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