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    Re: FX Lenses on D7500

    Quote Originally Posted by Marcel View Post
    You probably are right about the 7500. But the 500 and 7200 still support these great oldies. Of course the Df will take all of them.
    Hmm, you got me thinking. I went to the NikonUSA website and looked up the technical specs for both the Df and the D850. Both had this entry under "Metering Method":

    Color Matrix Metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data

    I also see no lens restrictions under "Exposure Modes." So does this mean that if I supplied the lens data to the D850 it would offer Color Matrix Metering in all exposure modes? Ugh, I really hadn't planned on spending over $3000 for my next camera.

    What I really don't get is why Nikon would drop a capability its "prosumer" camera (the D90 ten years ago and the D7500 now) used to possess. Was there an engineering reason, or was it just to push the customer up the food chain? That would be a real crap move on their part.





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    Re: FX Lenses on D7500

    Quote Originally Posted by Pocono_ACE View Post
    What I really don't get is why Nikon would drop a capability its "prosumer" camera (the D90 ten years ago and the D7500 now) used to possess. Was there an engineering reason, or was it just to push the customer up the food chain? That would be a real crap move on their part.
    Why did Nikon drop dual card slots and the option for a battery grip from the D7500, when the previous versions of this "prosumer" body had those capabilities? Absolutely to create feature distinction between models so that there was a feature driver towards higher-end (i.e. more expensive) models. If you have old glass from the 90's, you aren't spending enough money with Nikon and buying into the refresh cycle. So, they catch up on that lost revenue by driving you into a higher camera body when the time comes.
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  3. #13
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    Re: FX Lenses on D7500

    Quote Originally Posted by Pocono_ACE View Post


    What I really don't get is why Nikon would drop a capability its "prosumer" camera (the D90 ten years ago and the D7500 now) used to possess. Was there an engineering reason, or was it just to push the customer up the food chain? That would be a real crap move on their part.


    I felt the same way when the 7500 came out. I stuck with my 7200. It will work with the older glass and for what I shoot it works well. I have a D700 and D7200 and they both work well for me. Maybe an 850 one day to replace the 700, but I am good for now. If I were upgrading in crop sensors it would be the 500 but I am really happy with my D7200.
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    Re: FX Lenses on D7500

    Quote Originally Posted by Pocono_ACE View Post
    Hmm, you got me thinking. I went to the NikonUSA website and looked up the technical specs for both the Df and the D850. Both had this entry under "Metering Method":

    Color Matrix Metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data

    I also see no lens restrictions under "Exposure Modes." So does this mean that if I supplied the lens data to the D850 it would offer Color Matrix Metering in all exposure modes? Ugh, I really hadn't planned on spending over $3000 for my next camera.

    What I really don't get is why Nikon would drop a capability its "prosumer" camera (the D90 ten years ago and the D7500 now) used to possess. Was there an engineering reason, or was it just to push the customer up the food chain? That would be a real crap move on their part.


    Yes, that is how it works. There is a menu for adding different non-CPU lenses, if I remember correctly you can enter 5 or 6. You enter the focal lenght AND the maximum aperture. This is how the camera can now know what the aperture is actually used in order to provide metering. When the camera doesn't know the aperture, it can't meter.
    But with digital, this is not that important since you can view the shot and histogram and then correct if you have to. Manual exposure is not rocket science.
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    Re: FX Lenses on D7500

    There is a very easy solution to the D7500 issue. Skip the crippled D7500 and get a D7200. My ancient 80-200 f2.8 works great on my D7200.
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    Re: FX Lenses on D7500

    Just go to the CPU part of menu system and add your older Nikon lenses focal length and maximum aperture. I think you van save up to ten lenses.
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  7. #17
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    Re: FX Lenses on D7500

    Quote Originally Posted by nzswift View Post
    Just go to the CPU part of menu system and add your older Nikon lenses focal length and maximum aperture. I think you van save up to ten lenses.
    I wish this were true, but I found this on the D7500 Tech Specs page:



    • Compatible Lenses

      AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G, E, and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) and AI-P NIKKOR lenses and non- CPU AI lenses (M mode only)




    How does this square with your comment above?

  8. #18
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    Re: FX Lenses on D7500

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikerbrent View Post
    There is a very easy solution to the D7500 issue. Skip the crippled D7500 and get a D7200. My ancient 80-200 f2.8 works great on my D7200.
    It's a compelling suggestion, as the D7200 can be bought CHEAP these days. I guess I was thinking I wanted that Bluetooth/SnapBridge feature on the D7500, although I've read that SnapBridge has had its problems. It would be nice, while traveling, to be able to upload a photo to Facebook on the spot. It's probably not a deal-breaker for me, however.

  9. #19
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    Re: FX Lenses on D7500

    Quote Originally Posted by Pocono_ACE View Post
    It's a compelling suggestion, as the D7200 can be bought CHEAP these days. I guess I was thinking I wanted that Bluetooth/SnapBridge feature on the D7500, although I've read that SnapBridge has had its problems. It would be nice, while traveling, to be able to upload a photo to Facebook on the spot. It's probably not a deal-breaker for me, however.
    Well I personally own Nikon D7500 and extra features are really helpful, at least to me, because I want to have that flexibility, uploading picture as soon as I take it etc. Of course everything has its ups and downs.
    As for the OP question, a lot of people get confused about it, there are many terms in photography area and not all are clear what they mean from the start. What helped me LEARN and become better photographer is reading some guides on google such as https://lensespro.org/best-lenses-for-nikon-d7500/, they explain a little bit about FX, lens compatibility etc so I think they will help you.

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    Re: FX Lenses on D7500

    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    I felt the same way when the 7500 came out. I stuck with my 7200. It will work with the older glass and for what I shoot it works well. I have a D700 and D7200 and they both work well for me. Maybe an 850 one day to replace the 700, but I am good for now. If I were upgrading in crop sensors it would be the 500 but I am really happy with my D7200.
    Same. I kept my D7100 as well. The D7500 is a neutered D7200 basically. My guess is to drive more traffic to the D500 body.
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