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Forums Lobby MASTER YOUR NIKON CAMERA Nikon D5000/D3000 series (Public) topic #1849
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bmac4007   US  Registered since 20th May 2010 Thu 20-May-10 11:15 PM
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"D3000/Old Lens"



I recently purchased a D3000 and have three lenses I used with a Nikon FG. I am very much new to digital SLR photography. I can put the D3000 on the M setting and can take pictures but cannot determine if there is some type of meter in the view finder that will help me set the aperture correctly. The lens I'm attempting to use is a Nikon Series E 50mm 1:1.8. Hope my question makes sense. Thanks for any suggestions.

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas   US  Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007 Fri 21-May-10 12:04 AM
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Hi Bob,

Welcome to Nikonians!
The lenses will mount on the D3000 and will work in Manual exposure mode. However the light meter will not work. You can determine exposure by using the Sunny 16 Rule or by trial and error using the Histogram as a guide.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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bmac4007   US  Registered since 20th May 2010 Fri 21-May-10 12:18 AM
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Thanks for the response. Makes me feel better that I wasn't overlooking something. I will probably invest in a new lens soon.

  

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