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How is this for working with an old lens?

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I had some fun today working out with my Nikon Series E, 50mm f/1.8 Lens.  It is a little bright, but it is at times difficult to get a photo where you want it, only to lose resolution and brightness upon uploading.  I have this lens listed for sale in the classified section, however I am now having second thoughts on letting it go.  Please enjoy and feel free to offer any comments/suggestions/solutions.

 

Thank you for viewing.

 

Adios,

 

Antonio

 

Particulars:  Nikon D70 with Nikon Series E 50mm f1.8 lens.

 

SS 1/30s, F1.8. ISO @200.  Exposure Bias @0.33EV.

 

No Flash.  Exposure Program: Manual.

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Looks to be working quite good. Are you using a hand held exposure meter?



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Looks to be working quite good. Are you using a hand held exposure meter?

No light meter, just good old fashioned bracketing with a manual lens.  I ended up deleting two other photos because of under/over exposure.

Thanks very much for your comment.

 

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That works too. I was curious how you've been finding them to use on the D70. I have a few E series (silver rings) and used to have that body but I never tried using them together. Lack of metering was likely why along with no sense of adventure.  :D Good on you for putting them to good use.



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That works too. I was curious how you've been finding them to use on the D70. I have a few E series (silver rings) and used to have that body but I never tried using them together. Lack of metering was likely why along with no sense of adventure.  :D Good on you for putting them to good use.

The Nikon Series E 50mm 1.8 is the only manual Nikon lens that I have.  The others are both non D and D lenses.  In case you are not aware, you can go to Nikon Compatibility Chart.  There you will find your camera model on the left column and then follow the section headings until you come to the lenses that are compatible with your Nikon Camera.  This has been very helpful for me in arriving at decisions on what is available.

 

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Tony

 

Just type in: www.nikoncompatibilychart.  hope this helps.







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