Best Nikon Pre-AI lenses for Nikon DF

2 months 1 week ago #696114 by iKokomo
I recently got a Nikon DF and I learned that it is the only DSLR that can use unmodified Nikon Pre-AI lenses. I am mainly a portrait photographer.I do have some manual AI lenses like the 50mm f/1.2, a 28mm, and a 105mm.I was wondering what the best (reasonably priced, cheaper) Nikon Pre-AI (or even non-AI) lenses that I should look for? I am mainly a portrait photographer.I would prefer to stick with Nikon branded lenses.


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2 months 1 week ago #696150 by Screamin Scott

iKokomo wrote: I recently got a Nikon DF and I learned that it is the only DSLR that can use unmodified Nikon Pre-AI lenses. I am mainly a portrait photographer.I do have some manual AI lenses like the 50mm f/1.2, a 28mm, and a 105mm.I was wondering what the best (reasonably priced, cheaper) Nikon Pre-AI (or even non-AI) lenses that I should look for? I am mainly a portrait photographer.I would prefer to stick with Nikon branded lenses.


Pre-Ai and Non-Ai are the same thing. There are other digital Nikon cameras that can mount and capture images with those lenses, they would be base models that have no aperture follower tabs to damage. That means no metering nor AF of course. As for what lenses, the most desirable are still going to be relatively costly compared to the mundane. That said, most are only single coated, if coated at all,. Better to look for the Ai or Ais versions out there...

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