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How to set up nikon d40 for use with a opteka 500mm lens with T-mounts and opteka 2x multiplier.

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You'll have to use the Manual (M) mode. You'll have to focus manually and the camera's exposure meter will not be functional. Since this is a fixed-aperture lens, you'll have to control the exposure with the ISO and shutter speed. You'll almost certainly need a tripod.

If you don't shoot RAW, you'll probably want to increase contrast and sharpness slightly to compensate for the lens's inherent softness.

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