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How Do You Use A Lens With No Aperture Ring?

Thu Dec 19, 2002 4:44 pm

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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RE: How Do You Use A Lens With No Aperture Ring?

Thu Dec 19, 2002 5:16 pm

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.

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RE: How Do You Use A Lens With No Aperture Ring?

Thu Dec 19, 2002 6:44 pm

If your getting a 70-300 the ED one is the better way to go.
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RE: How Do You Use A Lens With No Aperture Ring?

Thu Dec 19, 2002 11:16 pm

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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