AIS Zooms on D2X Body

Discussion in 'Nikon DX DSLR' started by jfenton, Jun 21, 2005.

  1. jfenton


    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    I know that I can enter non CPU lens date for fixed focal length lenses, but what are you folks doing on AIS zooms?

    I assume that you are either remote metering all of your shots or simply setting the shortest or mid range focal length in the non CPU lens data fields along with the aperture.

    Can anyone enlighten me? There are several zooms that I'd like to try.
  2. Jim, are you considering the 50-300 AIS? I saw some info on it and it seems like a great lens. Just curious.
  3. nfoto

    nfoto Guest

    Very simple: I just enter the combination of focal length *and* aperture that makes the data unique. So, for example, with the 25-50/4, I set D2X to 25 mm and f/4. With my 50-135/3.5, the unique combination is 50 mm f/3.5 etc.

    With regard to the 50-300 lens, be sure you have the "ED" version. It is very clearly marked so should be easy to verify (non-ED versions are inferior). AI or AIS doesn't matter much, since the optics are identical. The 50-300 due to its max. f/4.5 can be slightly troublesome to focus with weary "old" eyes, but it often helps zooming out to the long end. The 50-300/4.5 is one of my favourites on the D2X.
  4. jfenton


    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Thanks Bjørn

    That answers my question perfectly :)
  5. jfenton


    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA

    Actually I am considering two lenses:

    A) a 25-50 f4 AIS

    B) a 50-135 f3.5 AIS
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