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AI and AIS lenses on the D200

wfbjr

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wfbjr Registered since 01st Jan 2004
Wed 02-Nov-05 12:58 PM

One of the nicest features I see on the D200 is the ability to use AI and AIS lenses with metering. I have looked around and sort of have an idea of how they are doing it, but I am not sure.

I have read the MF indexing in the two page release, and need to know more. From all of the picture there is an indexing notch, but it appears to be fixed. It looks like a black plastic notch on a black plastic ring outside of the lens mount. The older transition models all had a release button to move it away so non-ai lenses would fit. I am not sure of any other models (digital or otherwise) that Nikon has released lately that have this capability or function. Perhaps someone else does. While it is probably too much to ask, can you see a chrome barrel lens on a D200? What a company.

If anyone has had a chance to actually try this out on a D200 it would be great if they could tell how the lens indexing is done. It sounds like you can enter the maximum aperture and focal length some how and then the AI lens is operated like a DX or AF lens. Is it by turning the aperture ring, like us old MF users are acustomed to doing, or is it by a control dial?

I could never bring myself to selling my older primes, and now the reason for keeping them is rewarded.

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