Recently I came across a Nikon N 2000 camera with a self focusing 35mm Macro lense. I was told all I had to do was put the f stop at f 22 point and shoot. This is confusing to me as I did not get a manual for the camera, so I can not look up any information as how to use the camera. I do not have the confidence in myself just to point and shoot as i have always had a camera that i had to focuse first. I do not wish to waste film, it is a nice heavy camera and would like to use it for Macro picrure taking. Can you please help me?
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The N2000/F301 should be a manual focus only camera. The autofocus version of this camera was called the N2020/F501. The lens you have should still work on the camera, but you should have to focus the camera manually. I have an autofocus camera and whenever I shoot macro images I would much prefer manually focusing anyway.
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The user manuals coming with lenses most of the time have little information about how to use them. The lens will have a MF and AF and perhaps a VR switch. If you want to learn more about macro photography, check this site from Ken Rockwell, where he is explaining how to do so with a Nikon camera.
Be aware the macro lenses are designed to focus close to the camera and will have the sharpest pictures close to the camera. I would not say you can't use a micro as a tele, but the results with a normal 105 could be better.
Still I think you have a great lens with your Sigma. How to Shoot Macro
This Quantaray lens is similar to a Nikon D-type lens in that it has an aperture ring. However, Nikon D- and G-type lenses communicate subject distance information to the camera using a proprietary protocol. Third-party manufacturers have to reverse-engineer the protocol, and they don't always get it right.
What this means for non-flash photography is that this lens works fine, with only minor exposure differences since Nikon's Matrix metering uses the subject distance information.
For flash photography, subject distance information is critical. My advice is to try it as D-type lens and look at the results. If they look good, fine. If they don't, try it as a non-D- and non-G-type lens (the second choice in your list).
The above assumes you have the Nkon-mount version of the Quantaray lens.
Those lenses will fit on every Nikon digital SLR. However, the autofocus will only work on cameras with an autofocus motor, the the AF will not work on the D40, D40x, D60, D3000, D3100, D5000, and D5100. Note that this is just the focusing: if you're willing to focus manually then those lenses will work perfectly well on those cameras.
Due to the smaller image sensor of most digital cameras, the lenses will act as if they were about 1.5 times longer. Thus a 50mm lens on a digital camera will give about the same field of view as a 75mm lens would on a film camera. This applies to all Nikon dSLRs except for the D3 family and the D700, which behave in this respect like a 35mm film camera.
You have to decide what's affordable for you, balancing such factors as weight, ease-of-use, and of course cost.
You can see the current Nikon lineup at http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Products/Digital-SLR-Cameras/index.page
All after market lenses are specifically designed for a brand of camera. They are for Nikon, Cannon, Minolta etc.. They can not be cross branded just as you could not use a Nikon made lens on a Pentax.
Hi Sherry. Chinon cameras used the Pentax K mount, so you can choose from Pentax and Ricoh models, mainly. There are also a few Miranda bodies knocking around (a budget own-brand badge used by the Dixons Store Group in the UK) but ignore them unless free. <br /><br />With a little patience and a polite rquest, you should be able to get a
free replacement 35mm body from one of your local FreeCycle or Freegle
groups. I've had plenty of complete Nikon and Canon outfits from there
but Olympus, Minolta and Pentax are more scarce, but if you are prepared
to be flexible you can end up with a good complete Canon FD mount
(manual focus) outfit, complete with excellent lenses (useless on later
AF Canons) for zilch. It's usually worth investing in a one-off foam
light seal replacement and CLA (clean, lubricate, adjust) service though
to ensure that these almost bulletproof cameras continue to give long
service. <br /><br />If you wish to upgrade to digital, then current Pentax K models *might* accept your lenses as the physical mount has not changed, but there will be no communication of information between the lens and body and auto-stop down of the aperture will not work. The doubt regarding fit is that the rear elements of your non-Pentax lenses might interfere with the operation of the SLR mirror at certain focal length and focus combinations so you'd need to ask if you can try your lenses on the new body before buying. Finally, the image sensor is smaller than on your 35mm Chinon, so the images will appear to be cropped. The effect is as if you have a 1.5x teleconverter fitted so your 70-210 will seem like a 105-315 and your 28-100 will seem like a 32-150mm lens. Apertures will remain unaffected though.<br /><br />In short, if you really do wish to continue to use your present lenses then you would be far better sticking with 35mm SLR K-mount bodies.<br /><br />I hope that I have been of assistance and that you take a moment to rate my reply.<br /><br /><br />
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1) Zoom - this is by push pull - so you push the lens out to wide angle
2) To switch to manual focus - will need to be done on the camera and then you can use the front control ring to focus - 4) also you can use the button to switch to macro mode - BUT only with the Zoom at 35mm - lens fully extended
3) You have an aperture range of 2.8 - 22 this varies the amount of light allowed into the lens - 2.8 is the most light - F4 to F5.6 to F8 - each change halfs the light allowed in - so changing from F4 to F5.6 half the light
If the Phoenix lens is autofocus (AF) in Nikon mount, it will work with the D90. You may find that you want to switch to manual focus when you are using it for macro shots for better control of focus. It will still set exposure properly when set to manual focus.
I will try to help you, but please understand that my experience is with Nikon film cameras. Assuming that the D60 works in a manner similar to a Nikon 35 mm body and that Sigma macro lens work like Nikon macro lens, you should be able to determine the usable subject to lens distance by experimentation. First, make sure the lens is in the macro mode. To do this you must set the auto-focus mode control to the manual focus mode (see your manual). On Nikon lenses, you must first set the focus ring to infinity, then move slider switch, which has two positions marked; "normal" and "macro., to the macro position. You should now be able to rotate the focus ring to the macro range. Use the zoom ring to zoom in and out and focus with the focus ring. The the range over which the lens to subject to lens distance will yield an in focus image will be rather limited and in the range of an inch or so to 6 or 8 inches.
Unfortunately, this lens is not supported by the D40 due to Nikon's unfortunate decision to leave out the autofocus motor from this camera. This is why I tell folks not to waste their money on the D40 - access to the many, many, many lenses that Nikon has made over the years, many of which are available used for a substantial savings, is lost on this camera. The only Nikon lenses that work are AF-S lenses, and some third party lenses that have their own internal motors. I got a list of Sigma lenses that are compatible with the D40 for you:
The list of compatible Sigma lenses for the Nikon D40 as of the current date is as follows:
10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC
17-35mm F2.8-4 DG
50-500mm F4-6.3 DG
APO 50-150mm F2.8 EX DC HSM
70-200mm F2.8 DG MACRO
100-300mm F4 DG
120-300mm F2.8 DG
300-800mm F5.6 DG
14mm F2.8 EX
30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM
150mm F2.8 EX DG
180mm F3.5 EX DG
300mm EX DG
500mm EX DG
800mm f5.6 EX DG
from here: http://www.imaging-resource.com/NEWS/1177682545.html Sorry for the bad news. The cheaper thing at this point may be to sell the D40 and get a D80. I personally have a D70S, but that is no longer made.