Ellis Vener , Jan 21, 2009; 06:01 a.m.
From my experience; D1X, D2x, D200, D300, D3, D700, D3x bodies: no problems as long as they are AI or AI-S Nikkors. Starting with =with D300, D3, D3x & D700: you can program the camera for up to 10 AI /AI-S Nikkors (programming meaning: enter the focal length & maximum aperture into the memory bank ) and then you have to choose the lens you are using and can vary the aperture from the aperture ring . Full aperture metering with all of these lenses.
Depending on the specific lens you might be disappointed in the results as those older lens are not all great or even good with digital bodies, but some are however; in my experience that includes a 50mm f/1.8 AI-S, a 100mm f/4 AI-S Micro-Nikkor. Butthe 28mm f/8 AI-S blows chunks: a whole lotta color fringing problems.