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Interesting discussion. I believe some of the intermediate stops don't show up on at least one of my manual lenses. Maybe 1.4 in either the 50 1.2 or 55 1.2? There's a "snap" as John says, but the aperture reading only changes when I get down to 2. Will have to confirm.
Something I have thought about is that if the blades are in a particular intermediate setting which is not read, the aperture readout will be wrong. Would need to verify by looking at the blades when the lens is off the camera. For example, going between 5.6 and 8 there's plenty of stops that you see in G lenses. So the camera maybe reading 5.6 while the actual aperture is 7.1 in an older manual lens? Or am I overthinking this?
leighton w wrote:
Must be my camera then - I just tried it again and twisted with some force all the way open I can't get my camera to report f/2. There is definitely a snap at the f/2 position.
Oh well, it won't affect me other than it will be reporting f/2 when used at f/2 or f/1.8.
This is going to be a very silly question knowing what a techie you are John, but did you enter the lens correctly in the non-CPU register? Then another thought crosses my mind. Are you the first participant who has mounted the lens on a D800? Have we found an aberration in that new camera? Inquiring minds...
Curtis, Mihai used her on a D800.
Leighton, your CPU is brilliant
Yes, I've been using Nikki both on D800 and D7000. In my experience the 1.8 position was very unstable but with some care was still possible to use it.