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Nikon Nikkor 50mm f2 Lens with D40

mesharp

UK
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mesharp Registered since 02nd Jun 2011
Thu 02-Jun-11 11:02 PM

Hi All,

Sorry if this is ridiculously noob, but I am just that!

I have a D40 and I thought Id play with some of the older lenses available on Ebay.

I bought one and when I attach it to the d40 the aperture locks totally open with me not able to change it using the aperture ring.

Am i being stupid? Is there something I need to do be able to adjust the F number?

Sorry again if its me being an idiot.

Thanks

Mike

aolander

Nevis, US
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#1. "RE: Nikon Nikkor 50mm f2 Lens with D40" | In response to Reply # 0

aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006
Fri 03-Jun-11 03:03 AM | edited Fri 03-Jun-11 03:05 AM by aolander

That's the way it is supposed to be. The aperture stays wide open, but closes down to the set aperture when the shutter is released. (Stop the lens down a bit, look into the lens, and release the shutter; you'll see the aperture close down.) You'll have to use manual exposure mode and check the histogram to get the exposure right, i.e. no metering with this lens.

Alan

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mesharp

UK
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#2. "RE: Nikon Nikkor 50mm f2 Lens with D40" | In response to Reply # 1

mesharp Registered since 02nd Jun 2011
Fri 03-Jun-11 08:36 PM

Thanks Alan, I told you it was me being stupid!

Im loving the lens, the pictures are great!

G