D700 Lens Compatibility

D700 Lens Compatibility

CPU Lenses (Particularly types G and D) are recommended for use with the D700.
CPU lenses can be identified by the presence of CPU contacts, type G and D lenses by a letter on the lens barrel.
Type G lenses are not equipped with a lens aperture ring.

Compatible CPU Lenses1

Camera Setting

Focus

Exposure Mode

Metering System

Lens/accessory

SC

M
(with electronic finder)

M

P, S

A,M

3D Matrix

Color

Center-weighted Spot

Type G or D AF Nikkor2
AF-S, AF-I Nikkor

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Yes3

PC-E NIKKOR series -Yes4YesYes4Yes4Yes4-Yes3,4

PC Micro 85mm f/2.8D5

-

Yes4

Yes

-

Yes6

Yes

-

Yes3,4

AF-S / AF-I Teleconverter7

Yes8

Yes8

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Yes3

Other AF Nikkor
(Except lenses for F3AF)

Yes9

Yes9

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Yes3

AI-P Nikkor

-

Yes10

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Yes

Yes3

  1. IX-Nikkor lenses can not be used.
  2. Vibration Reduction (VR) supported with VR lenses.
  3. Spot metering meters selected focus point.
  4. Can not be used with shifting or tilting.
  5. The camera's exposure metering and flash control systems do not work properly when shifting and/or tilting the lens, or when an aperture other than the maximun aperture is used.
  6. Manual exposure mode only.
  7. Can be used with AF-S and AF-I lenses only.
  8. With maximun effective aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
  9. When focusing at minimun focus distance with AF 80-200mm f/2.8, AF 35-70mm f/2.8, AF 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5<New>, or AF 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5 lens at maximun zoom, in-focus indicator may be displayed when image on matte screen in viewfinder is not in focus. Adjust focus manually until image in viewfinder is in focus.
  10. With maximun aperture of f/5.6 or faster.

The AF-S/AF-I Teleconverter
The AF-S/AF-I teleconverter can be used with the following AF-S and AF-I lenses:

  • AF-S VR Micro 105mm f/2.8 ED1
  • AF-S VR 200mm f/2G ED
  • AF-S VR 300mm f/2.8G ED
  • AF-S 300mm f/2.8D ED II
  • AF-S 300mm f/2.8D ED
  • AF-I 300mm f/2.8D ED
  • AF-S 300mm f/4D ED2
  • AF-S NIKKOR 400 f/2.8G ED VR
  • AF-S 400mm f/2.8D ED II
  • AF-S 400mm f/2.8D ED
  • AF-I 400mm f/2.8D ED
  • AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR2
  • AF-S 500mm f/4D ED II2
  • AF-S 500mm f/4D ED2
  • AF-I 500mm f/4D ED2
  • AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR2
  • AF-S 600mm F/4 ED II2
  • AF-S 600mm f/4D ED2
  • AF-I 600mm f/4D ED2
  • AF-S VR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED
  • AF-S 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
  • AF-S VR 200-400mm f/4D ED2

1 Autofocus not supported.
2 Autofocus not supported when used with AF-S Teleconverter TC-17E II/TC-20E II.

Non-CPU lenses1

Camera Setting

Focus

Exposure Mode

Metering System

Lens/accessory

SC

M
(with electronic finder)

M

P, S

A,M

3D Matrix

Color

Center-weighted Spot¹

AI-, AI-modified, Nikkor or


Nikon Series E Lenses2

-

Yes3

Yes

-

Yes4

-

Yes5

Yes6

Medical-Nikkor 120mm f/4

-

Yes

Yes

-

Yes7

-

-

-

Reflex-Nikkor

-

-

Yes

-

Yes4

-

-

Yes6

PC-Nikkor

-

Yes8

Yes

-

Yes9

-

-

Yes

AI-type Teleconverter10

-

Yes11

Yes

-

Yes4

-

Yes5

Yes6

PB-6 Bellows Focusing Attachment12

-

Yes11

Yes

-

Yes13

-

-

Yes

Auto extension rings
(PK-series 11A, 12, or 13; PN-11)

-

Yes11

Yes

-

Yes4

-

-

Yes

  1. Some lenses can not be used. (refer to incompatible lenses below)
  2. Range of rotation for AI 80-200mm f/2.8 ED tripod mount is limited by camera body.
    Filters can not be exchanged while AI 200-400mm f/4ED is mounted on camera.
  3. With maximun aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
  4. If maximun aperture is specified using Non-CPU lens data, aperture value will be displayed in viewfinder and control panel
  5. Can be used only if lens focal length and maximum aperture are specified using Non-CPU lens data. Use spot or center-weighted metering if desired results are not achieved.
  6. For improved precision, specify lens focal length and maximun aperture using Non-CPU Lens data.
  7. Can be used in manual exposure modes at shutter speeds slower than 1/125s
  8. Electronic rangefinder cna not be used with shifting or tilting.
  9. Exposure determined by presetting lens aperture. In aperture-priority auto exposure mode, preset aperture using lens aperture ring before performing AE lock or shifting lens. In manual exposure mode, preset aperture using lens aperture ring and determine exposure before shifting lens.
  10. Exposure compensation required when used with AI 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5, AI 35-105mm f/3.5-4.5, AI 35-135mm f/3.5-4.5, or AF-S 80-200mm f/2.8d. See teleconverter manual for details.
  11. With maximum effective aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
  12. Requires PK-12 or PK-13 auto extension ring. PB-6D may be required depending on camera orientation.
  13. Use preset aperture. In aperture-priority auto exposure mode, set aperture using focusing attachment before determining exposure and taking photograph.
    • PF-4 Reprocopy Outfit requires PA-4 Camera Holder

The following accessories and non-CPU lenses CANNOT be used with D700. Doing so may damage the camera.

  • AF Teleconverter TC-16AS
  • Non-AI Lenses
  • Lenses that require the Focusing Unit AU-1 (400mm f/4.5, 600mm f/5.6, 800mm f/8, 1200mm f/11)
  • Fisheye (6mm f/5.6, 7.5mm f/5.6, 8mm f/8, OP 10mm f/5.6)
  • 2.1cm f/4
  • Extension Ring K2
  • 180 - 600mm f/8 ED
  • 360 - 1200mm f/11 ED
  • 200 – 600mm f/9.5
  • Lenses for the F3AF (AF 80mm f/2.8 AF 200mm f/3.5 ED, AF Teleconverter TC-16)
  • PC 28mm f/4
  • PC 35mm f/2.8
  • PC 35mm f/3.5 (old type)
  • Reflex 1000mm f/6.3 (old type)
  • Reflex 1000mm f/11
  • Reflex 2000mm f/11
 

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