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i dont know if theres a best way but one way is to shoot in manual mode or aperture priority mode.second turn off AF.Not sure if matrx metering works but spot dose and remember tostop down the lens a stop or 2 for max resolution. carfuly focus.
I believe if you're not using a 'variable' aperture zoom - like the 75-150 E - then setting the focal length, I think to the longest, and then it's widest aperture in the D300's manual lens menu setup will allow for accurate metering but the exif data won't be correct.
I did it the other way around, on the Tamron SP 35-80 f/2.8-3.5,
I set the lens at the widest (35mm) and to the largest aperture which was f/2.8.
It seems to meter OK but will report that all shots are at 35mm...
This shot was at 180mm but the EXIF shows it to be at 35mm but it does show the correct F stop...
Just check the EXIF data...:smile:
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Part of the Exif data...
Image input equipment model: NIKON D300
Exposure time: 2
F number: 5.6
Lens focal length: 35
Focal length in 35 mm film: 52