Nikon CPU lens question

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by BetterSense, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. BetterSense

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    I bought my wife a N75, but the pop-up flash has never worked. Recently she was reading the manual and said that the manual says the built-in flash only works with CPU-lenses. The lens I have is an old 50/1.4 AF Nikkor. The camera pops the flash up and charges it but fails to fire; if it was a matter of incompatibility I would hope the camera would fail more gracefully. Do I need to get a different lens for the flash to work, and if so, what kind?
     
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    Any AF Nikkor is a CPU lens far as I know. Do you have no other Nikon lenses that can even be borrowed to try?
     
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    I have an N75. Yes it needs a lens with a CPU. However, even with a CPU lens the flash will NOT pop up in the Program Mode [P], which I use so that it does not pop up. With a CPU lens it will pop up in the AUTO mode when it thinks the scene is dark enough.

    Steve
     
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    CPU lens has electrical contacts on the plastic part of the mount. I think, some earlier auto focus lens were purely mechanical in lens that they weren't considered cpu lens.
     
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    I think you could use an AF-D lens or an AI-S lens to get flash information to your N75. I think the real issue is the flash feedback from the lens CPU. The lens you need will have five electrical contacts (little bumps) on the mount end of the lens.
     
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    ALL AF-Nikkors, even the old ones, have the CPU.