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

    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 [sub]command dial) do I unlock it via the small orange tab?
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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.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
    Just my opinion, but I think the feel of that plastic ring is so crappy I'd rather use the command dial.
    AND an AIS lens.
    Heavily sedated for your protection.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by L Gebhardt View Post
    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.

    +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.
    All that really matters in the end is the image, not what your using to create it.



 

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