Hello everyone, I would like to know if a particular lens will work safely on my new DSLR.
I ordered a Nikon D610 DSLR (body only) and it will arrive sometime today.
I have an old lens (Vivitar Series 1 28-105mm f/2.8-3.8 VMC Macro Focusing Zoom) that I used on my old film SLR camera (Minolta XG-1).
The following link gives information about this lens. http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Vivitar_Series_1_28-105mm_f/2.8-3.8_VMC_Macro_Focusing_Zoom
I called Nikon support to see if the Vivitar Series 1 lens outlined above would be compatible with the Nikon D610 camera although the representative on the phone stated that they can not recommend using any 3rd party lenses and was of little help to me (understandably).
When the camera arrives today, I'll see if the lens will at least mount to the body of the Nikon D610 camera.
If I can get the lens to mount the Nikon D610, I'm hesitant to turn on the camera and take a picture because I just do not know all the variables and the last thing I want to do is damage my brand new Nikon D610 camera.
The last part is, if I'm able to mount the lens and if the responses here say that it is relatively safe to use with the Nikon D610, I would like to know if metering will work on the camera given the combination of this particular lens with this camera?
Thanks for any and all of your input!