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Using the Nikon D200 with Manual Focus Lenses
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Use with Manual Focus Lenses

My D200 works GREAT! Metering works fine in manual and aperture-priority (A) automatic modes just by popping on a lens.

Unlike the D70s and D50, you may enter the lens' focal length and maximum aperture under SHOOTING Menu > Non CPU Lens Data. Once you've done that you get full matrix metering and the apertures displayed in the finder and recorded in the EXIF data!

You'll possibly get faster operation since the D200 will never have to wait for autofocus. It just goes off when you press the shutter regardless of if you're in focus or not.

The EXIF data also reflects the exact exposure and focal length data. The EXIF data does not know the actual lens model (is it a 28mm f/2.8 or f/2.0?) or the set focal length of a zoom, unless of course you tell it the hard way through the menus.

All the focus points work. Just turn the focus ring till the green dot on the lower left of the finder lights.


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