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p.3181 #1 · p.3181 #1 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Works terrific while you have 9 non-CPU lenses or less. This function should be programmable for any number of lenses.



pburke wrote:
Ken Rockwell to the rescue

http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d700/users-guide/menus-custom-ctls.htm#func

scratch that - this is better

http://my.safaribooksonline.com/book/photography/9781933952802/custom-setting-menu/f_controls

under

4.9.4. f3 Assign Fn Button, f4 Assign Preview Button, f5 Assign AE-L/AF-L Button

"Choose non-CPU lens number – This function allows you to shoot with some older AI or AI-S Nikkor lenses that do not have a CPU chip in them. You must first register the lens in the Setup Menu > Non-CPU lens data function. After you have registered one or more lenses, you can select them by assigning Choose non-CPU lens number to the Selected button. Simply hold down the Selected button while rotating the rear Main command dial
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Oct 04, 2013 at 10:11 AM
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p.3181 #2 · p.3181 #2 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


kwoodard wrote:
Is this the level that displays on the LCD? By default I think if you press the INFO button it displays. I wish there was a level in the viewfinder, I hate cropping crooked pictures.


Kevin, you have two buttons on the front which can both be programmed. The one for non-cpu and the other for the horizon level. The level shows up in your viewfinder a little differently than on the LCD. It is at the bottom of the viewfinder and they use the + and - with zero being level. Hope this helps.



Oct 04, 2013 at 10:22 AM
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p.3181 #3 · p.3181 #3 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


r_o_b_s_o_n wrote:
A few more with my D700 & 35mm F1.4 Ai-s... I find 35mm to be such a comfortable focal length to shoot.... I love this lens! These were shot on sunday at the my first cyclocross race of the season. Cyclocross is essentially racing road bikes, off road with a knobby tire... through mud, and over barriers which force you to have to dismount at speed and run over the barriers and remount the bike again... it's a very tough sport as it keeps you at the redline for 45min-1hr, with few opportunities to recover... the best part about cyclocross
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Geoff, these are VERY good, but this one is fantastic! I love the processing you did on these as well. What are you using?



Oct 04, 2013 at 10:24 AM
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saph wrote:
Works terrific while you have 9 non-CPU lenses or less. This function should be programmable for any number of lenses.



I agree Samy, I think they could do a simple firmware update to fix this. I guess they didn't realize that there would be so many like-minded folks that were using so many of these old lenses.



Oct 04, 2013 at 10:26 AM
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dpbingham wrote:
Thanks guys. I figured out the aperture ring. My first time using a manual lens .

Here's my first test shot... this lens will take some getting used to...


Dan, glad you got it sorted out, you're gonna have a blast with this lens judging by your first example.



Oct 04, 2013 at 10:28 AM
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p.3181 #6 · p.3181 #6 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Welcome new folks!

And where's enabler in chief Curtis? Someone needs to tell the new folks the joys of turning scalloped aperture rings.



Here's a website that goes into much comrehensive technical detail of all Nikon SLR lenses going back to 1959:

http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/lenses.html

And this one tends more to the history:

http://mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/nikon/nikkoresources/6070nikkor/telephoto/105mm.htm


MDoc9523 wrote:
Yep it's old school - turn the ring and it auto meters for the aperture that you set on the ring. You will see it change in the top window




Oct 04, 2013 at 10:29 AM
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p.3181 #7 · p.3181 #7 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


There's a few, like the 500 F4 P, the 45 2.8 P and the crazy one linked below, that are manual focus but had the CPU.

http://mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/nikon/nikkoresources/zoomsMF/12001700mm.htm


r_o_b_s_o_n wrote:
are you trying to set the aperture via the camera controls or the aperture ring?

with any manual focus lens (except for the 24/45/85 PC lenses?) you have to set the aperture via the ring on the lens...




Oct 04, 2013 at 10:37 AM
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p.3181 #8 · p.3181 #8 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


I just purchased the Nik software bundle for $126.00 using this coupon code "HDRsoftware15" if anyone's interested. It seems like a great deal considering what it used to cost.


Oct 04, 2013 at 11:02 AM
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Geoff, love the whole set! Great and highly inspiring work with the 35/1.4 and the 20/2.8!

Dan welcome! your first shot with the 180/2.8 looks promising, can't wait to see more

Ray and Ray - thanks for your kind words, I'm really glad you guys like the stuff from yesterday ;-)



Oct 04, 2013 at 11:45 AM
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Samy, thank you for making an effort to compare those 105mm lenses. It´s amazing to see the subtle differences, even at one and the same aperture.

I really like how the old 10.5cm f4 lens renders the out of focus detail. It really does a great job of subtly smoothing everything out. It would be very interesting to see how that lens does when taking pictures of fish in a tank with wireless strobes. The later 105 f2.5 P.C surprised me in that respect in that it gives better sharpness and more pleasing color rendition then the latest AF-S 105 f2.8 VR.

Dan, looking forward to see more magnificent images from the D600 with a 180mm lens taped to the mount. Which version of the 180 did you win?

Ray, those are some awesome butterfly shots. The are pin sharp and the compostition isn´t half bad either Looking forward to more of these

Mark, that 2nd night shot with the 180mm lens is just about perfect. I like the wide range of colors

I just got back from the customs office.





Picked this up from ebay a little while ago.

It doesn´t have the factor Ai conversion kit but the original aperture ring shows a finely machined surface on cutout needed for the Ai conversion. It moves through all the stops nicely with crisp clicks. Looks like a job well done.

The focus ring has no play watsoever but runs a bit dry. Not too much resistance but I might have it lubed just the same.

The exterior is in somewhat rough shape but the glass is like new. It looks like someone recently cleaned it. Will go out now to make some test pictures with the lens to see how it behaves.




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p.3181 #11 · p.3181 #11 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Chin - great series, love "walled in"

Ray - nice butterflies

Petrolheads - like the car shots (petrol = gasoline in SA)

Good to see a D300 here - why wasn't it more popular?




Oct 04, 2013 at 01:04 PM
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I´m quite sure it will be the small viewfinder Peter.

There is a lot to like about the camera though. It´s built tough and can take quite a beating which is a good thing because for me this camera is a real workhorse and travels with me wherever I go.

It has quite fast AF, a really usable buffer size and processes 12 bit RAW at a high rate. All of that and the reliable light metering make this the best available crop sensor camera available at the time for me.

For manual focus I ordered a split thingy focus screen which should be here in a few days from now.



Oct 04, 2013 at 01:17 PM
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p.3181 #13 · p.3181 #13 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


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Oct 04, 2013 at 03:32 PM
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p.3181 #14 · p.3181 #14 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Oosty wrote:


Good to see a D300 here - why wasn't it more popular?



because everyone was already waiting for the D400 then



Oct 04, 2013 at 03:33 PM
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p.3181 #15 · p.3181 #15 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Thanks everyone, I'm running out of photos to process though re: unprolific me
Gotta ration them out
I must say that as a clean freak, I can't see myself participating in a cyclocross anytime soon... hehe
Beautiful series though



Oct 04, 2013 at 04:03 PM
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Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 20mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 20mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



Oct 04, 2013 at 04:43 PM
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p.3181 #17 · p.3181 #17 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass







D3 55mm f/1.2
A $50 find, this has good glass but looks like a war correspondent's.
Someone had butchered an AI attempt but I fixed it with a paperclip.
This shares the 50mm f1.2 quirk of having radically different personalities as you start to stop them down.
-Jay-



Oct 04, 2013 at 04:57 PM
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p.3181 #18 · p.3181 #18 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Ray wetlands make very interesting photos. The colors are great.
Buddy congrats on the new lens, it looks like a beauty
Molson that's a really nice set of lenses. Don't they look wonderful all lined up
Ronny wonderful shots with the 135mm, expertly done!
Jay I love the symmetry of your photo and the reds are outstanding. I had a 105 that someone had done a butchers job on the aperture ring. I waited patiently on Ebay until a 105 with fungus became available on the cheap and bought it for the ring. I doubt that another 55 1.2 will ever come for that cheap again
Thanks to everyone for the comments on my butterflies




Oct 04, 2013 at 05:20 PM
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p.3181 #19 · p.3181 #19 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Ronny _Olsson wrote:
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3791/10086882654_1fe09bfca1_b.jpg
Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 20mm by Ronny Olsson



Ronny, this one is just perfect. I have to get back to my tubes again, and I guess the camera itself. Lately I have my head wrapped around my slide scanner, so nothing new for here in a while. Haven't touched my camera since the fisheye fail.

I did buy a bunch of studio light gear shopping on ebay lately - getting ready for those winter-shut-in photo shoots.



Oct 04, 2013 at 05:25 PM
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Last of the San Luis Rey 15mm, heavy post, just for fun.


nikon nikkor 15mm 3.5 ais D800 mission san luis rey museum by Rafael CA, on Flickr


nikon nikkor 15mm 3.5 ais D800 mission san luis rey museum 2 by Rafael CA, on Flickr


nikon nikkor 15mm 3.5 ais D800 mission san luis rey garden gate by Rafael CA, on Flickr


nikon nikkor 15mm 3.5 ais D800 mission san luis rey yield to your destiny by Rafael CA, on Flickr



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