I’m new to photography, and I’m interested If I use older lenses like series E ,AF, AF-D or AF-G will I have problems with metering system or just have to use manual controls ?


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For you D3400 camera, meter will not operate with E lenses, and Autofocus only will work with AF-G lenses.

I always check this page for DSLR and lens compatibility when I am planning to buy an old lens.


Most likely you'll be fine. You will most likely not have auto focus but other than, I don't see any inherent issues with using older f mount lenses

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    If the camera is unable to control the aperture on the lens, stop-down metering will be required.
    – xiota
    Nov 29, 2018 at 2:22
  • Well, it uses AF-P lenses without aperture ring, so i shouldn’t buy AF-D lenses? (I’m interested in 50mm 1.8D)
    – Nik Sot
    Nov 29, 2018 at 8:47
  • If you get a AF-D lens it will meter but not AF. Not important if you are okay with manually focusing the lens. And I'm think that this might only work in manual mode. Nov 29, 2018 at 17:34

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