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    Manual lens on a F601

    Is it possible to use the internal light meter with a manual lens on a F601? The manual make no such reference, that I can see.

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    Yes, but matrix metering won't work. This is true as long as the lens is AI (or AI-converted) or newer.
    Jim MacKenzie - Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

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    Essentially, the camera becomes an FG-20 or an FE with a built-in winder and flash when a manual focus Nikkor is mounted that doesn't have the chip in it. Just did that a couple weeks ago on an N6006 (same camera), when I mounted my 85f1.8 Nikkor to it.

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    And oddly, there is an F601M (N6000) that lacks autofocus, but still requires AF lenses (or one of the two or three rare AI-P lenses with contacts) to use matrix metering and P and S mode. I never quite saw the point in it since one could buy the F601 with AF and simply disable AF.
    Jim MacKenzie - Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

    A bunch of Nikons; Feds, Zorkis and a Kiev; Pentax 67-II (inherited from my deceased father-in-law); Bronica SQ-A; and a nice Shen Hao 4x5 field camera with 3 decent lenses that needs to be taken outside more. Oh, and as of mid-2012, one of those bodies we don't talk about here.

    Favourite film: do I need to pick only one?



 

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