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Lock aperture for timelapse photography?

daniel_browning

Vancouver, US
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daniel_browning Registered since 21st Mar 2012
Mon 02-Apr-12 03:14 PM

How do you lock the aperture on Nikon cameras? Normally the camera stops down the lens only during the exposure. This causes a major problem for timelapse photography because of aperture activation variance: it stops down to a slightly different aperture every time (varying around 1/6 to 1/3 stop), which causes a flicker when the timelapse frame rate is increased for viewing.

I recently switched from Canon, and the method I used there was to select the aperture I wanted and then untwist the lens slightly, which disabled electronic communication while preserving the stopped-down aperture that I wanted. Is there a similar workaround for Nikon?

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