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SnapSnapSnap Registered since 08th Nov 2010Mon 07-Mar-11 03:33 PM
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"D Type Lens and Manual Focus"


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I accidentally tried to manual focus a 50 f/1.8 D a few twists before realizing it was fighting me because the camera was in AF mode.

Is a few turns no big deal?

It made no funny noises, just had significant tension.

Thanks, and btw, the lens is great for 139.

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luckyphoto Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Dec 2010Mon 07-Mar-11 07:34 PM
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Not sure, but you might get a better answer in the Nikon lens forum.
BTW - I've got the 50mm f/1.8 also and it is a great lens.

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gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005Mon 07-Mar-11 08:07 PM
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#2. "RE: D Type Lens and Manual Focus"
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Mon 07-Mar-11 08:15 PM by gkaiseril

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Have you looked at page 269 of your camera's reference manual?

Note the column headings for the two columns under the "Focus". One is "AF" the other is "M (with electronic range finder)". This means you can refocus and hold the focus lens. If you want you can set the focus mode selector to 'M' and just focus the lens but you will be able to take the shot even if focus is not obtained.

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ReadnFool Registered since 16th Jan 2011Wed 09-Mar-11 12:28 AM
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I too have on occasion forgotten to switch to manual mode on an AF (Not AF-S) lens. I have gotten spoiled by the new G lenses with the A/M setting that lets you fine tune with manual without having to turn of the autofocus.

I always notice when I feel the increased resistance and stop immediately. To date I have not seen this adversely impact the operation, although as instructed by the manual I try to avoid doing it.

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