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Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad)

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"RE: Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad)"

SMMAssociates Registered since 28th Aug 2011
Tue 30-Aug-11 11:49 PM

Brian:

That there are very few fixed-aperture non-CPU lenses out there, I can't contest....

But I've got a few non-CPU lenses with adjustable apertures that don't "communicate" with the camera's metering system at all. As long as you're not trying to do wide-open metering (v.s. metering at whatever aperture the user sets on the lens) the camera doesn't need to know what the lens is up to. What you see is what you get , and the camera just picks an appropriate shutter speed, or lets you find one via a match-needle function.

(The D60's thumbwheel for shutter speed makes that very convenient.)

Not to mention being able to use (albeit at reduced functionality) the lenses I already had....

As I mentioned, I am upset to not find this simple a feature, but it's not the end of the world. Kind of a "WHAT?!" response here when I tried "aperture priority" and the camera insisted I didn't have a lens installed. Then, on "manual", no metering at all...

If I'd paid $350 for it, I guess "entry level" wouldn't bother me too much - Nikon not wanting to confuse new people with match needle metering, perhaps, but at the price I paid, a very basic feature to leave out, even if most people wouldn't bother with it.

But, this isn't a "Don't Buy A Nikon" thread, either.... More of a "don't buy that cheap Cad" .... I could have done worse. The two lenses I ended up with (a "package", both Nikon lenses - a short VR zoom and a long one - something like 35MM to 300MM in 35mm equivalence) are as good as I would ever need. I just wanted that Cad ....

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