Nikon Nikkor 50mm f2 Lens with D40
Sorry if this is ridiculously noob, but I am just that!
I have a D40 and I thought Id play with some of the older lenses available on Ebay.
I bought one and when I attach it to the d40 the aperture locks totally open with me not able to change it using the aperture ring.
Am i being stupid? Is there something I need to do be able to adjust the F number?
Sorry again if its me being an idiot.
#1. "RE: Nikon Nikkor 50mm f2 Lens with D40" | In response to Reply # 0aolander Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006Fri 03-Jun-11 01:03 AM | edited Fri 03-Jun-11 01:05 AM by aolander
That's the way it is supposed to be. The aperture stays wide open, but closes down to the set aperture when the shutter is released. (Stop the lens down a bit, look into the lens, and release the shutter; you'll see the aperture close down.) You'll have to use manual exposure mode and check the histogram to get the exposure right, i.e. no metering with this lens.