Any Nikon AF lens will fit on your F3, but the ones with a "G" designation
will not allow you to shoot in aperture priority or manual because there is
no way to set the aperture.
There are a few good lenses from third party manufacturers, but it would
take some research to find out if any given one has a good reputation. If
you ask about a specific lens, I'm sure someone here will be able to give a
first hand account.
Canon or Minolta lenses would not fit on a Nikon without some surgery,
making it very impractical. John Shaw (well-known nature photog) has a Canon
tilt-shift lens that has been converted to Nikon. I think it would be
cheaper to pick up a used Rebel body for a specific lens if Canon was the
only manufacturer and you didn't want to switch systems.
"I'llGetItRightSoonerOrLater" <agpmailnospam> wrote in message
news:bb1b3a5e.0307161209.6c51c554posting.google.c om...> I'm starting to shop for a new lens, but most lenses are now AF plus
> Nikon lenses cost a fortune. Does anyone know which AF lenses will
> fit a Nikon F3 and what other brands can be used on a Nikon? I know
> about Tamron, Sigma, and Vivitar but the quality is sometimes
> questionable. How about Minolta or Canon, etc.?