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I have a nikon d40 and just purchased a 52mm lense reverse ring for it but when i attatch it to camera it keeps saying lense not attatched. what am i doing wrong?

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You need to switch to Manual (M) mode. You won't be able to meter through the lens. Nor will you be able to autofocus.

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