Question about Quantaray (261660245) for Nikon AF Lens Converter
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
FG's are pretty tough old cameras. You can use a cloth and a lenspen brush, but be very careful of the shutter curtain...its delicate and if you damage it you might as well get another FG ($30 or so on Ebay). My first Nikon was an FG-20...still works like new.
Posted on Nov 03, 2007
Depending on how new your Minolta SLR film camera was, the lens may or may not work on a Minolta Digital SLR. In many cases, a lens with the correct mount (in this case, a Minolta mount) can be used on the same brand of camera in the digital format.
One thing you should know is that DSLR sensors are, generally speaking, smaller than the size of a 35mm film negative. Long story short, that means that your lens will have a magnification factor on the DSLR. Usually, it is in the range of 150%, so a 70-300 lens from a film camera would cover 105 to 450 on a Digital SLR.
To be sure about the mount, you'll need to seek advice specific to Minoltas -- probably best to take your lens to a local camera shop and see for sure if it fits and what features will work (aperature, auto-focus, etc) and which won't work on the DSLR.
Posted on Dec 11, 2009
What is the question?
I'm going to assume that you're getting a featureless white blob for the moon, and you want to know how to fix it.
Switch to manual exposure mode. The camera's meter is trying to make the entire scene a midrange. Since the scene is dominated by a black sky, it will overexpose in an attempt to make the sky come out gray, resulting in the full moon washing out completely.
Think about what you're photographing. It's a big rock under a midday sun, isn't it? The proper exposure for that is the "Sunny-Sixteen-Rule." That simply means that the proper exposure is f/16 at a shutter speed of 1/ISO. So, for ISO 200, use an exposure of f/16 at 1/200 seconds, or an equivalent (such as f/11 at 1/400 seconds, etc.)
If you're using a digital camera, you can check the exposure and the histogram immediately and adjust if necessary. If you're shooting film, bracket a couple of stops in each direction.
Posted on Jan 20, 2010
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That's the Nikon error message for a lens with aperture ring set to something other than the minimum (i.e. highest number).
The camera insists on controlling the aperture ring, and to do so, the ring must be set to the minimum setting.
Unless it is a "G" lens, which has no aperture ring whatsoever.
The camera body sets the aperture of the lens wide open while auto-focusing, and displaying through the viewfinder. When it comes time to flip the mirror up and take a picture, the camera dials the aperture to the setting you (or the camera) have selected.
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