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Setting Up First Manual Camera Help


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Hi,

I have a D610 and thought it would be interesting to mount a 135MM F3.5 Carl Zeiss Jenna DDR lens to it.

I watched a number of youtube videos on how to set things up. It seemed pretty straight forward.

I bought a Urth Lens Mount Adapter: M42 Lens to Nikon F Camera Body.

I went into the menu system and under the Setup / Non-CPU Lens Data I created a new lens. Lens #1, Focal Length 135MM, Maximum Aperture F3.5.

I went into the camera’s menu system and created a shortcut where the F2 button allows me to pick a non-cpu lens.

I selected ‘M’ focus on the lens.

I selected ‘M’ focus on the camera.

I attached the lens.

Now how do I take a picture?

I was hoping for aperture priority but that does not look like it will work. Turning the aperture ring on the lens is not recognized on the camera.

Seemed to work for others did I buy the wrong adapter?

Is the correct setting complete Manual mode?

Do I select the desired aperture via the lens aperture ring and the shutter speed via the rear command dial on the camera?

Appreciate the help.

Alex


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The exchange between lenses and cameras happen by electric signals and brand specific protocols, therefore, while an adapter allows you to mount an « alien » lens on a camera, no information exchange occurs between the two pieces of hardware (lens and camera)

The most important to do is to set the camera to M(anual).

Setting the lens and/or camera to M is not necessary (as no information exchange happens)

For setting the aperture, use the ring on the lens.
For setting the shutterspeed, dial it in on the camera. Same for the setting of the (Auto) ISO

Hope this helps


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Hi,

I have a D610 and thought it would be interesting to mount a 135MM F3.5 Carl Zeiss Jenna DDR lens to it.

I watched a number of youtube videos on how to set things up. It seemed pretty straight forward.

I bought a Urth Lens Mount Adapter: M42 Lens to Nikon F Camera Body.

I went into the menu system and under the Setup / Non-CPU Lens Data I created a new lens. Lens #1, Focal Length 135MM, Maximum Aperture F3.5.

I went into the camera’s menu system and created a shortcut where the F2 button allows me to pick a non-cpu lens.

I selected ‘M’ focus on the lens.

I selected ‘M’ focus on the camera.

I attached the lens.

Now how do I take a picture?

I was hoping for aperture priority but that does not look like it will work. Turning the aperture ring on the lens is not recognized on the camera.

Seemed to work for others, did I buy the wrong adapter?

Is the correct setting complete Manual mode?

Do I select the desired aperture via the lens aperture ring and the shutter speed via the rear command dial on the camera?

Appreciate the help.

Alex


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