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Stupid lens on D60? (500mm Cad)

gkaiseril

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

gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005
Tue 06-Sep-11 05:09 PM | edited Tue 06-Sep-11 05:11 PM by gkaiseril

The Nikon F Photomic and the Nikormat line used 'ears' on the lens to communicate the aperture information to the metering system through a locating pin. Their lenses can be modified to work with the Nikon dSLRs but they will not report the aperture setting to the camera's metering system since the dSLR line of bodies do not have the aperture locating pin used by the Nikon F Photomic or Nikormat line.

The Nikon dSLRs are designed to use the chip in the lens. If there is no chip, the camera can not control the lens.

I have lenses that will focus on my D200 and D70 that your D60 can not automatically focus. Your camera does not have a focus motor within the body that these lenses require and both the D200 and D70 have this motor within their bodies.

Certain features require a very specific interface be present on the lens and camera body and if either device is missing the appropriate interface one can not expect the combination to work automatically or "auto-magically".

George
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