50mm f/1.8 D AF Nikkor--aperture ring locked?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by Dean Taylor, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. Dean Taylor

    Dean Taylor Member

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    hello--


    Regarding my preference of manual mode (setting focus and aperture on F100 myself), my novice/student question is: is the aperture ring normally locked when first mounted on the F100? And, to then set aperture via the aperture ring (versus the command dial) do I unlock it via the small orange tab?
    thanks to all!

    Dean Taylor
     
  2. L Gebhardt

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    On the F100 I think you must keep the lens locked on the smallest aperture if it's a CPU lens. You need to use the command dials to set the aperture. As far as I know there is no way around this, but I would love to hear that there is.
     
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    Just my opinion, but I think the feel of that plastic ring is so crappy I'd rather use the command dial.
     
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    AND an AIS lens.
     
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    The small tab is to lock the aperture at F22 so you dont get an Error code when shooting in Program mode. I think if I remember correctly as I don't use this lens anymore, is that you push in and turn to keep it unlocked and from being locked again. its a smart thing to do if you use Aperture priority mode or Program manual mode. Locks like these slow you down especially if you are accustomed to manual lenses.
     
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    +1 for that. Any lens I've used on anything more modern than my f90x has had to have the thing turned to f22 or whatever the smallest is.