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I'm a Canon user and recently picked up a nikon D750 for time-lapse. I have one manual Zeiss lens that works great but I'm wanting to expand. I checked out a used 28-70 2.8 ED lens on Craigs List. The lens has a manual aperture ring but apparently needs to be set at 22 for the electronics to control the lens. I tried moving it off 22 but it would only give me an error message. The guy who was selling it could not advise me if there was a way to manually set/lock the aperture to avoid flicker. Since I had no idea if this is easily solved I passed on getting the lens. Any insights? Can this be done? Thanks!


Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:29 pm
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Post Re: Rookie nikon question ...
hi sam
i am a canon user with a few manual focus pentax lenses with an adapter that i use for time lapses .
i have heard that you can adapt nikon lenses to canon eos bodies quite easily. i haven't been down that path yet. not so why it only works on f22 sounds a bit suspect to me. but then i have no experience with nikon lenses. but my moneys on it being broke.
i reckon you could probably mount it to the canon and use it that way providing that the blades moved when the aperture ring is turned. seeing that theres no electronic connection to the canon. the canon won't care that the lens wants to send an error message. however if the aperture ring doesn't control the blades then its most likely only good for a paper weight unless you get it cheap and the repairs aren't too pricey thats my 2 cents worth :-)

Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:56 am

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Post Re: Rookie nikon question ...
Hi Chardie, Thanks for the input. The f22 thing I think is just a default (auto) setting for the lens. Perhaps the manual ring is there for legacy cameras. The thing works the way it's supposed to, I know that much. This nikon body I have is converted for IR and my interest in this lens is for that purpose. I know the "twisted lens" technique does not really work on Nikons so I'm hoping there is some alternative to that.

Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:59 am
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