Question about Bower 650-1300mm f/8-16 Manual Focus Lens for Sony/Minolta

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Problem conecting the Bower 650-1300.. to the camera.

Hello, I have a Nikon D5200. I bought a Bower 650-1300mm f/8-16- and I put to the manual point, and now when I take pictures, the pictures are black. It means that it is not working. Can you help me? (

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What exposure are you setting? Try pointing your camera out the window during the day, with the ISO at 200, the aperture at f/8, and the shutter speed at 1/125. Don't worry about holding the camera steady, we're just trying to get the exposure. Does it still come out black? Try slower shutter speeds (1/60, 1/30, etc.). Any change?

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