AIS Zooms on D2X Body

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.


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.
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