I use manual lenses on my d3100 all the time theyre ais lenses no af at all no cpu just mechanical linkages focusing is a problem the rangefinder function of the camera works fine with them in any mode other than manual mode. Nikon d3100 manual nikkor lens anyone tried that jan 29 2011 i have a bunch of nikkor ai s lenses that were formerly used for my nikon fa film camera could them be used on a d3100 body anybody has a say on this i know by using manual lens both af and programed ae of the camera will not be functioning and one can only use its m . The d3100 comes equipped with nikons easy to use guide mode to help you take better photos and capture breathtaking full 1080p hd movies best of all the d3100 is ready to go out of the box with an included af s dx nikkor 18 55mm f 35 56g vr lens. Hi i sold my nikon d40x and i would like to buy a nikon d3100 i used to use a 50mm f 18 lens i know i need to manually focus this lens but seriously i like it and i dont want to shoot moving subjects my questions can i use the 50mm f 18 on a nikon d3100 is the live view work with a manually focused lens does it update the screen if i39m rotating the focus ring of the lens. But often its simply easier and faster to switch to manual focusing for best results follow these manual focusing steps adjust the viewfinder to your eyesight set the focus switch on the lens to m this step assumes that youre using a lens like the nikon dslr kit lens select a focus point
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