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I am new to this stuff and need help using the lens (just go it). What setting do I put on the body (SLR D40) to make this work? Also are there any troubleshooting or manuals that I can download?

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Need a Nikon camera manual? www.nikonusa.com in the support area are dowwnloads. Align the dots on lens and camera body and give a half twist. Camera body can be set to any mode to use lens.

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