Stop down metering with Nikon

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  1. Matt5791

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    I recently acquired a really nice Nikon 20mm UD Nikkor, which is a non-AI lens.

    I use a Nikon FE2 - can someone let me know the correct procedure to meter with this lens?

    Many thanks,

    Matt
     
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    Stop down metering with FE2..

    Matt : from the FE2 instruction book : " Lenses with auto diaphragms : camera set "Auto" :depress d.o.f lever all the way,and,while holding it in,take the shot.Or: depress dof lever,hold it in,push the self timer lever towards the camera body to lock in the exposure setting and take the shot.
    Camera on Manual setting: Match the needle( & green bar) by adjusting shutter/diaphragm, while holding in the dof lever. Then release the lever and take the shot".
    Note : make sure the lens clears the meter coupling lever when fitted, or you will damage the camera.
     
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    Won't the aperture ring bind the meter coupling? You might need the lens AI'd.
     
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    Since I find through the lens metering with pre-AI and preset lenses to be a pain, I usually just use a hand meter to determine exposure.
     
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    Mounting this lens on the FE2 will very likely break or damage your AI meter coupling tab unless you have it AI-modified.