There have been a number of comments on this and i wonder if someone could educate me on the following ...
I have a Tamron SP 200-500mm f5.6 Adaptall 2 MF lens, which has given me some fabulous pics, first with my F4s and lately with my F5. In fact one of the best pictures I have, and anyone on our African safari has, was taken with this lens with a 2x teleconverter (yes, at 1000mm!). It shows vultures eating a dead waterbuffalo and not only are their eyes sharp but the fine wingtip feathers on an incoming bird with wings outstretched are clearly individually visible. (Taken in bright sunlight wide open at effective f11, Aperture priority, on a monopod from a boat beached on shore, Kodak 800). Most of the other pictures our party took need an explanation that goes like ..."This brown shape is a dead buffalo and those tiny dots are vultures ...". My 8x12 doesn't need an explanation.
Now, I can't afford a nice 600mm Nikkor AFS. Question is, will this old lens work on the D200? In what meter and program modes? Thanks!
D300, D200, 14-24mm f2.8 AFS, 28-70mm AFS, 80-200 f2.8 AFS, 85mm f1.4D, Sigma 150 Macro, 200-400mm AFS/VR, TC 14 & 17, 50mm f1.8 AF
#1. "RE: D200 and "old" glass" | In response to Reply # 0nfoto Basic MemberTue 08-Nov-05 06:58 AM
D200 with your Tamron will do colour matrix metering and work in exposure modes "A" and "M". If you set the camera to "P" or "S", these modes fall back to the default, "A". You can switch between matrix, centre-weighted, or spot metering modes if you need to do so.
For matrix metering to become available, you have to enter lens data into the camera. For a zoom lens, you probably would use the short end specifications. This works well for me for my manual-focus zoom lenses (on D2X, also tested on D200).