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I bought an older 28mm nikon lens for my d60. when i try to rotate the apertrure ring, the d60 screen says that the aperture must be set to the highest setting. am i stuck with this aperture setting? or will it adjust by the d60? thank you for your help

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Set the aperture to its smallest opening (largest f/number) and lock it. You can control the aperture from the camera, the same way you do it on a lens without an aperture ring.

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When you change the aperture with the command wheel the aperture ring on the lens doesn't move when the camera actually adjusts the lens aperture.

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