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Lens Compatibility Chart for Nikon F801 Series (F-801 and F-801s)

Focusing/Exposure Mode/Metering System-Lens Compatibility Chart for Nikon F-801

Lens type or accessory

Focusing Methods

Exposure Mode

Metering System

Autofocus

Manual with Electronic Rangefinder

Programmed Auto

Shutter Priority Auto

Aperture Priority Auto

Manual

Matrix Metering

Center-Weighted Metering

AF-I Nikkor

Manual focus *

AF-S Nikkor

Manual focus *

D-type AF Nikkor

Non D-type AF Nikkor

AI-P Nikkor

1

F3 AF Lenses

1

AI-Nikkor (Including AI-S & Series E)

1

2

AI-modified Nikkor * (1)

2

Medical-Nikkor 120mm f4

5

Reflex Nikkor

6

6

PC-Nikkor

1

2

7

7

Teleconverter TC-16A

1

3

8

8

AI-type Teleconverter (Including AI-S)

4

8

8

Bellows Focusing Attachment PB-6

8

9

Auto Extension Rings

4


 

 

Operational or Compatible

 

 

Compatible with conditions

 

 

Incompatible or not operational



1) With maximum effective aperture of F5.6 or faster when using TC-16A Autofocus Converter.
2) With maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster. (Unless PC-Nikkor lenses are shifted.)
3 Manual focusing not possible.
4) With maximum effective aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
5) With shutter speed set to 1/125 sec. or slower. Flash necessary.
6) Aperture cannot be selected.
7) Exposure determined by presetting lens aperture. Exposure must also be determined before shifting; in A mode, use AE Lock lever before shifting.
8) If maximum aperture of master lens is faster than aperture selected, exposure compensation is necessary. See instruction matinal.
9) Shutter should be released after exposure is measured by stopping down PB-6.

Credit: Manual focus * ".... I must remark that the 801 and 801s does NOT take AF-I and AF-S lenses (which is one of its bad marks!) (of coarse it does MF them.. but not AF!) Thanks ! Gerben. (the Netherlands)

The following accessories cannot be used with the Nikon F-801.
´ Close-up Attachments PK-1 - 3, PN-1, K-2, BR-2 Body Cap BF-1
´ Eyepiece Accessories for F3HP/F3T
´ PK-1, PK-11, BR-4 and K-1 Rings cannot be mounted directly on AF Nikkor lenses.
´ Filters with a large exposure factor may affect the camera's Matrix Metering. Use Centre-Weighted Metering.
´Polarizing filters cannot be used for autofocus or auto exposure; use circular polarizing filter only.
´Special filters, such as soft focus filters, cannot be used for autofocus or for manual focus with electronic range finder.

Focusing/Exposure Mode/Metering System
- Lens Compatibility Chart for Nikon F-801s

Lens type or accessory

Focusing Methods

Exposure Mode

Metering System

Autofocus

Manual with Electronic Rangefinder

Programmed Auto

Shutter Priority Auto

Aperture Priority Auto

Manual

Matrix Metering

Center-Weighted Metering

Spot Metering

AF-I Nikkor

Manual focus *

AF-S Nikkor

Manual focus *

D-type AF Nikkor

Non D-type AF Nikkor

AI-P Nikkor

1

2

AI-Nikkor (Including AI-S & Series E)

1

2

AI-modified Nikkor

2

Medical-Nikkor 120mm f4

3

4

4

Reflex Nikkor *

5

5

PC-Nikkor *

6

7

Teleconverter TC-16A

8

AI-type Teleconverter (Including AI-S)

9

Bellows Focusing Attachment PB-6

9

10

10

Auto Extension Rings PK-11A,12,13 and PN-11 ***

K Ring Set (K1, K3, K4 and K5) **

9

11

11


* Some lenses cannot be attached to the F-801s
** K1 Ring cannot be attached to AF Nikhor lenses The ring may damage CPU contacts. Use PK-11A or BR-6 instead.
*** PK-1, PK-2, PK-3 and PN-1 rings cannot be attached to the F-801s. PK-11 ring cannot be attached to AF Nikkor lenses. These rings may damage CPU contacts. Use PK-11A for AF Nikkor lenses instead of PK-11

1) With maximum effective aperture of f/5.6 or faster when using the TC-16A Autofocus Converter
2) With maximum aperture faster than f/5.6.
3) Set shutter speed to 1/125 sec. or slower.
4) Because the diaphragm is coupled to the focusing ring, determining exposure is independent from camera's metering system.
5) Aperture cannot be selected.
6) Set preset ring, then use AE-lock lever before shifting.
7) Set preset ring, then determine exposure before shifting.
8) With AI- or AI-S-type Nikkor lenses having maximum aperture of f/3.5 or faster.
9) With maximum effective aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
10) Shuter should be released after exposure is measured by stopping down PB-6.
11) Stop-down exposure measurement will be performed.

Credit: Manual focus * ".... I must remark that the 801 and 801s does NOT take AF-I and AF-S lenses (which is one of its bad marks!) (of course, it does MF them.. but not AF!). Thanks ! Gerben. (the Netherlands).

The following accessories cannot be used with the Nikon
F 801s.

´ Close-up Attachments PK-1 - 3, PN-1, K2, BR-2
´ Body Cap BF-1
´Eyepiece Accessories for F3HP/F3T
´PK-1, PK-11, BR-4 and K-1 rings cannot be mounted directly on AF Nikkor lenses.

Note:(1) The Nikon Matrix meter evaluates scene brightness and contrast using a five-segment sensor. Since coloured filters and neutral density filters which have a high exposure factor will also significantly affect a scene's contrast rendition, they may cause the meter to incorrectly identify the scene's actual contrast/brightness condition. The blue (B12), orange (056) and red (R60) filters are examples of such coloured filters.
Note:(2) Linear polarisers are not compatible with the viewing system used in Nikon AF cameras. For the best results and to maintain autofocus and exposure operation, we recommend using a circular polariser, which is fully compatible with the Nikon system. Using a linear polariser, however, will not damage the Nikon system, and it may be used for fully manual focusing and exposure settings made without using the built-in meter or electronic rangefinder.
Note: (3) Special filters, such as soft focus filters, cannot be used for autofocus or for manual focus with electronic range finder.




 
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