Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The end of Nikon Backwards compatibility

Today is the day that we can confirm that Nikon is full steam ahead on breaking the backwards compatibility we have enjoyed for so long between cameras and lenses.

Today Nikon released the D60, a camera that is just as lacking as the D40x it replaced. Many people were hoping for a true D50 replacement with AF drive motor.

We also saw two knew prime lenses. The PC-E NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED Tilt Shift lens. The other is the replacement of the 60mm f/2.8D Micro Nikkor the AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED.

Now we kind of knew that the primes coming out from Nikon would be lacking aperture rings, but a modern manual focus lens lacking one? I guess my less than a decade old FM3a is really obsolete.


Big BAD Benny said...

You'll have to 'switch' to Canon bodies and this http://www.16-9.net/nikon_g/ adapter with your G nikkors!

Paul T. said...

Heh. Yah. It's sad really. Old used MF Nikkors are dropping in price which makes finding gear for my FM3a less annoying. But it's still frustrating having to have two lenses.