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Russell A., Camera and Video Technician
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I have an old Nikon F3 film camera with a 50mm 1.2 lens. I

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Hi, I have an old Nikon F3 film camera with a 50mm 1.2 lens. I have recently bought a digital Nikon D800MP SLR(36.3 MP). I want to know if I can use the old 1.2 lens on the D800 ( in manual mode ) or will this lens damage the mirror or other parts of the D800 if I attempt to install it. The old 1.2 lens is bayonet mounted. I'm looking forward to your response or advice.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

Hi. My name is*****'m a camera repair technician with over 20 years in the business and I'll be glad to help you with your question today.

One of the nice things about Nikon is their lens interchangeability. The lens should fit just fine but you'll need to set the manual properties in the cameras custom functions.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have not yet received the D800 camera, so I do have it in my hand to look at the settings. Could you tell me where to look on this camera to set it to manual? Where are these custom functions located?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are you going to answer us tonight?
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

The settings for the lens should be in the shooting menus. They are the ones linked to the camera icon.

Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

Just a note to see if I can be of any further assistance?


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No. We have cancelled our subscription to the service.
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

Very good