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Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad)

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SMMAssociates Registered since 28th Aug 2011
Sun 28-Aug-11 07:56 AM

(Sorry if this is the FAQ of the month.)

Picked up a cheap 500mm Cad lens a while back. Fixed F8 aperture.

It mounts (of course )on the D60, but in Aperture Preferred mode, isn't there.

"Manual" mode seems to work. It looks like it's getting some kind of shutter speed selection from someplace, but....

However, I'm confused from there - I'd like match needle or automatic shutter speed, but I can't see (from the manual) how to get either one.

Naturally, the thing seems to like my old N6006, but I gave that to my daughter (who promptly gave it back, but that's another story) and I'm trying to abandon film.

My first Nikon was an N4004. Couldn't stand it - great camera, but if I wanted to go off "automatic", the fool thing pretty much needed to be on a tripod, or I needed to grow another hand. The N6006, although a bit confusingly computerized, did the job, but after playing with a cheap digital, I had to take the plunge. Naturally, there was a new model within hours, but WTH - for a "consumer" camera, it's pretty decent. I've been at this for a tad over 40 years if you don't count playing with an FR kit back in the mid 50's. The N4004 was preceded by a Spotmatic SPIIa. I gave that (and some lenses) and my whole darkroom (never set back up after a move in 1989) to my daughter's girlfriend.

TIA

Stu.

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Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad) aolander Silver Member
28th Aug 2011
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Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad) SMMAssociates
28th Aug 2011
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     Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad) MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas
29th Aug 2011
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          Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad) SMMAssociates
29th Aug 2011
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               Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad) MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas
30th Aug 2011
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                    Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad) SMMAssociates
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                         Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad) briantilley Moderator Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
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                              Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad) SMMAssociates
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                                   Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad) briantilley Moderator Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
31st Aug 2011
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                                        Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad) SMMAssociates
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Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad) aolander Silver Member
28th Aug 2011
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Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad) blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas
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Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad) SMMAssociates
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Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad) gkaiseril Gold Member
06th Sep 2011
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          Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad) gkaiseril Gold Member
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          Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad) MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas
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               Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad) SMMAssociates
07th Sep 2011
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                    Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad) briantilley Moderator Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
07th Sep 2011
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                         Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad) SMMAssociates
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Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad) petie3
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Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad) MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas
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