Matrix of Nikkor lenses to be used on professional
Nikon SLR film cameras
In principle all Nikkor lenses (including teleconverters, macro-rings and bellows) with an F-mount (as listed below) can be mounted on any Nikon SLR (35mm. film, APS and digital), but autofocus, vibration reduction and some exposure and flash programs will not work. Not all cameras do have an AI-tab (see picture) or have all necessary electronic contacts. Before mounting a lens, converter, macro-ring or bellows, check the manual of your camera.
Exposure meter and autofocus (of whatever camera!) will not work if a lens (or lens-converter combo) is used with an effective aperture of f/5.6 or smaller!
the little metal tab can be lifted when pressing the button to its right (Nikon F4) before mounting non-AI Nikkors etc.
*AI-tab should be lifted - stop down metering only;
** exposure metering in M, A and P = OK, in S max. aperture ring should be locked;
*** exposure metering in S and P = OK, in M and A camera will switch to P;
+ AF-G lenses have no aperture ring
Note: IX-Nikkors, CX-Nikkors, RF-Nikkors, Z-Nikkors and Nikonos lenses cannot be mounted on above cameras.