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How Do You Use A Lens With No Aperture Ring?  
User currently offlineLugonza_2001 From Spain, joined Oct 2001, 315 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4940 times:

Hi to all!

A few days ago i posted a topic regarding a Nikkor 70-300 f4.0-5.6 G lens, i have noticed this lens has no aperture ring. If i want to use this lens mounted on a Nikon N65, will i be able to use all the camera capabilities? I think that with this lens not all the exposure modes (aperture priority, shutter priority,...) are valid, but i am not really sure. Is this lens easy to use? i have never used a lens with no aperture ring, i thought the only lenses withouth ring were the mirror lenses.

Here in Spain the Nikkor 70-300 G costs about 180 euros (USD 180), many of you say that the Nikkor 70-300 ED offers a better quality and the price difference is small compared to the G model, could you tell me the price for the ED lens (approximately)?

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User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4903 times:

My lenses do not have a ring where you set the apperture manually. But my lenses are electronically operated. The camera sets the apperture through those little contacts you see on the mount. I dont know the Nikon models, but I assume the N65 is advanced enough to use this lens with all its features.

If you are not sure, ask the photoshop.

Good luck,


Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4832 times:

If your getting a 70-300 the ED one is the better way to go.

At worst, you screw up and die.
User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9823 posts, RR: 64
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4705 times:
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these are called "CPU lenses" by Nikon. Aperture is set by the body. Some people swear the G lens has better optics over the ED. I would go here for more info:


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