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I have a D90 Nikon, I mounted my Nikkor 50mm 1.8d

I have a D90 Nikon camera, I mounted my Nikkor 50mm 1.8D AF lens, but it's not giving me an AF mode, how can I set it up?

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Make sure you set the aperture ring on the lens to its smallest setting (largest f/number) and lock it. Without doing so, the lens will not communicate properly with the camera and thus you will not get the autofocusing.

Posted on Jan 28, 2011

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