MANUAL FOCUS LENS ON NIKON D800
Using old Nikon Manual Lenses on a D800: Nikon SLR Lens
I've came across two Nikon manual lenses. One is a Nikon 28mm f/3.5 AI and the other is a Nikon 135mm f/3.5 AI. I would like to use them on a D800. I read the instructions and just to confirm, all I have to do is set the camera to manual focus, and then go to the menu to add them as "Non CPU Lenses", configure the focal length and aperture.
Critical Focus: Getting The Most Out Of Your D800 from Nikon
In most cases it's not necessary to use this feature, but Michael has done it with his D800 and all his lenses, and he felt it might be of particular interest to D800 shooters. Using a third-party target program (Michael chose LensAlign), and accessing the feature through the D800's Custom Settings menu, the process allows photographers to fine tune all of their lenses to their camera.
Using Manual Focus Lenses on Nikon DSLR Cameras
The Tamron SP and Adaptall 2 manual lenses are truly wonderful superior performance lenses, and they couple incredibly well with Nikon DSLR Cameras (the 35-135mm f/ 3.5, model 40A Push/Pull zoom is incredible on my D600, very sharp at any aperture, even in macro mode, and amazing colors and light, seems as it was made specifically for my camera!
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Nikon D800 and D800E Autofocus Settings - Ken Rockwell
Lens Focus Mode Switch. Nikon D800 and D800E AF Controls. bigger. M/A - M Switch. Most newer AF-S lenses have an M/A - M switch as shown. The M/A position means AUTOFOCUS and M is manual focus. The reason autofocus is marked M/A is because you may grab the focus ring at any time for instant manual-focus override. It's a combination auto-manual