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Compatible CPU lenses

This camera supports autofocus with AF-S and AF-I CPU lenses only. AF-S lenses have names beginning with AF-S, AF-I lenses names beginning with AF-I. Autofocus is not supported with other autofocus (AF) lenses. The features available with compatible CPU lenses are listed below:

Lens / Accessories
Camera settings
Focus
Mode
Metering
AF
MF (with electronic rangefinder)
MF
Auto and scene modes; P, S, A
M

3D
Color
AF-S, AF-I NIKKOR1
Compatible
Compatible
Compatible
Compatible
Compatible
Compatible
-
Compatible2
Other type G or D AF NIKKOR1
-
Compatible
Compatible
Compatible
Compatible
Compatible
-
Compatible2
PC-E NIKKOR series
-
Compatible3
Compatible
Compatible3
Compatible3
Compatible3
-
Compatible2,3
PC Micro 85mm f/2.8D4
-
Compatible3
Compatible
-
Compatible
Compatible
-
Compatible2,3
AF-S/AF-I teleconverter5
Compatible6
Compatible6
Compatible
Compatible
Compatible
Compatible
-
Compatible2
Other AF NIKKOR (except lenses for F3AF)
-
Compatible7
Compatible
Compatible
Compatible
-
Compatible
Compatible2
AI-P NIKKOR
-
Compatible8
Compatible
Compatible
Compatible
-
Compatible
Compatible2
  • Compatible : Compatible
  • -  : Not Compatible
  1. Use AF-S or AF-I lenses to get the most from your camera. Vibration Reduction (VR) supported with VR lenses.
  2. Spot metering meters selected focus point.
  3. Can not be used with shifting or tilting.
  4. The camera's exposure metering and flash control systems may not function as expected when the lens is shifted and/or tilted or an aperture other than the maximum aperture is used.
  5. AF-S or AF-I lens required.
  6. With maximum effective aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
  7. When AF 80-200mm f/2.8, AF 35-70mm f/2.8, AF 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5 (New), or AF 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5 lenses are zoomed all the way in at the minimum focus distance, the in-focus indicator may be displayed when the image on the matte screen in the viewfinder is not in focus. Focus manually until image in viewfinder is in focus.
  8. With maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.

Compatible Non-CPU lenses

Non-CPU lenses may only be used when the camera is in mode M. Selecting another mode disables the shutter release. Aperture must be adjusted manually via the lens aperture ring and the camera metering system, i-TTL flash control, and other features requiring a CPU lens can not be used. Some non-CPU lenses can not be used; see "Incompatible Accessories and Non-CPU Lenses," below.

Lens / Accessories
Camera settings
Focus
Mode
Metering
AF
MF (with electronic rangefinder)
MF
Auto and scene modes; P, S, A
M


AI-, AI-modified NIKKOR or Nikon Series E lenses
-
Compatible1
Compatible
-
Compatible2
-
Medical NIKKOR 120mm f/4
-
Compatible
Compatible
-
Compatible2,3
-
Reflex NIKKOR
-
-
Compatible
-
Compatible2
-
PC NIKKOR
-
Compatible4
Compatible
-
Compatible2
-
AI-type Teleconverter
-
Compatible5
Compatible
-
Compatible2
-
PB-6 Bellows Focusing Attachment6
-
Compatible1
Compatible
-
Compatible2
-
Auto extension rings (PK-series 11A, 12, or 13; PN-11)
-
Compatible1
Compatible
-
Compatible2
-
  • Compatible : Compatible
  • -  : Not Compatible
  1. With maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
  2. Exposure indicator can not be used.
  3. Can be used at shutter speeds slower than flash sync speed by one step or more.
  4. Can not be used with shifting or tilting.
  5. With maximum effective aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
  6. Attach in vertical orientation (can be used in horizontal orientation once attached).