D700. The d90 will not meter with non CPU lenses. The D300 and above will. In the Set Up Menu, under Non CPU Lenses, you enter the focal length and minimum f-stop. You then have to remember to select that lens in the menu when you mount it.What body do you have? I have someAIS lenses...it seems logical that I could enter some type of data and get TTL metering but I don't know how...actually, I thought it was not possible. I have a D90.
CPU lens has contacts on the lens mount which tell the body what lens is mounted. AIS is an older lens from manual focus days.Im going to sound like a complete noob here but what is the difference between ais and cpu? I dont really look into lenses much i cant afford them.
When the zoom position has been changed you have to enter the new focal length (and aperture) in the menu. I would think it makes it very tedious to use these lenses for anything other than very static shooting.So what do you do if you have a zoom ais lens? How do you program the focal length into the camera?
Yup, I could edit the EXIF data. If I knew what it was! I wasn't paying attention. Poor discipline, but there you have it. There are a few shots I remember which lens I used and could probably figure out the correct f-stop, but I might just take my licks on this one and move on.Rich don't feel bad, I have done that more often then I'd like to admit. Is there a way of editing the EXIF data?
In the earlier cameras(D2, etc) they had a spot in the menu for every listed focal length. The limitation to 9 was moronic and unwarranted. -KB-Even monkeys fall out of tree's.:tongue:
It's a pain to set my Nikkor AIS glass data into the D3. But I generally remember. Why they only have room for 9 lenses at a time makes about as much sense as not being about to set my Nkkor 300 2.0 with a 1.4 at 420mm. It goes from 300, 360 400 500 ? It's funny they have so much other stuff on the camera which I never use(AF) It would be nice to be able to program the real focal length in. However the good part is when Im in Aperture priority having the wrong setting dosnt seem to make much difference in exposer.
Why don't you assign the Non-cpu list to the Fn button. Then you can have 9 choices ready to set with only the Fn button plus turning the command dial...very fast to change the selected lens.D700. The d90 will not meter with non CPU lenses. The D300 and above will. In the Set Up Menu, under Non CPU Lenses, you enter the focal length and minimum f-stop. You then have to remember to select that lens in the menu when you mount it.