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Old 03-24-2009   #1
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Default 50mm 1.4 MF lens question

I picked up an old 50mm 1.4 manual focus lense to use on my D700. I cannot control the Aperture setting from the camera, just the Shutter. Is this normal? It only shows full stops in increments of 1 as well from F/0- F/7.

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You can only control the aperture setting using the aperture ring as the lens lacks the CPU required for the camera to control it.

To have the camera display the actual aperture, you need to go into the menus; the set-up menu (wrench icon) has an item called "Non-CPU lens data" or something similar where you can store the focal length and maximum aperture of up to 9 lenses. Enter the information of your lens(es), choose the correct one, and shoot away.

The camera will not display in-between stops with manual focus lenses without CPUs.
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Thank you. The explanation is appreciated.


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