D200 Metering and Non-CPU Lens
When using my D200 and a non-CPU lens, how do I use the exposure meter with manually setting both shutter speed and aperture? I can set the camera for aperture priority but would prefer full manual control. Can I do this? Thanks. Martha
#1. "RE: D200 Metering and Non-CPU Lens" | In response to Reply # 0Iggier Registered since 25th Feb 2006Tue 03-Apr-07 02:24 AM
Set the camera to "M" mode. Adjust aperture/shutter speed at will while viewing the meter through the viewfinder display or top of the camera LCD.
I have a really old AI-converted MF 105mm f/2.5 mounted on the D200 right now and am using it with the camera set to fully manual mode.
#2. "RE: D200 Metering and Non-CPU Lens" | In response to Reply # 1archivue Registered since 26th Mar 2002Tue 03-Apr-07 06:46 AM
I would add that with auto-ISO on in a 100-400 bracket you can cover quite a lot of situations in a "new" semi-manual mode...
Setting the function button (under the DOF one) to Non CPU lens menu, allows to quickly change the lens settings after a lens change. Those settings are kept in memory (focal and min. aperture) for the set of lenses you use.
The D200 is a great camera for all those old lenses, but mileage may vary on some because of CA or blooming...
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#3. "RE: D200 Metering and Non-CPU Lens" | In response to Reply # 0
Set your camera to "M" and set an aperture or shutter speed you prefer. Then adjust the other until the analog meter display zeros out. The analog meter display has the "0" in the middle, + on the left end, and - on the right end.