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Lense will not work with SLR Nikon D90

I recently purchaced the new digital SLR Nikon D90. When I attach an old Vivitar 80-200 1:4.5 mc zoom no. 280209980, the camera will not take a photo. The lense will zoom and focus but it will not capture the image.

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  • Bart Pulverman May 11, 2010

    Have you tried using the lens with the D90 in the fully manual mode?

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This lens is too old for the D90, it has not got the electronics for metering and autofocus.
You can use it manually in M mode but you will have to set the aperture and shutter yourself.
The D90 manual has a section on compatible lenses, page 228 in my version.
This recommends CPU lenses for the D90, type G and D.

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