nikonians

Even though we ARE Nikon lovers,we are NOT affiliated with Nikon Corp. in any way.

| |

Sign up Login
Home Forums Articles Galleries News Workshops Shop Recommended
members
All members Wiki Contests Vouchers Apps Newsletter THE NIKONIAN™ Magazines Podcasts Fundraising

Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad)

SMMAssociates

US
13 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author
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.

Why just a quick note when you can write a novel?

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Subject
ID
Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad)
1
Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad)
2
     Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad)
4
          Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad)
5
               Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad)
6
                    Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad)
7
                         Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad)
8
                              Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad)
9
                                   Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad)
10
                                        Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad)
11
Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad)
3
Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad)
12
Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad)
13
Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad)
14
     Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad)
15
          Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad)
16
          Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad)
17
               Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad)
18
                    Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad)
19
                         Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad)
20
Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad)
22
Reply message RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad)
21

G