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The NikonGear Office => Help Desk => Topic started by: phlash46 on November 04, 2018, 18:43:20

Title: Nikon D750 and 28-50 Ai-s lens
Post by: phlash46 on November 04, 2018, 18:43:20
Have set it up in non-CPU section as 28mm and f/3.5, but, I cannot change the aperture from f/8 in A mode. ???
Title: Re: Nikon D750 and 28-50 Ai-s lens
Post by: Frank Fremerey on November 04, 2018, 20:01:12
Did you select the aperture on the aperture ring and it is stuck?
Title: Re: Nikon D750 and 28-50 Ai-s lens
Post by: Birna Rørslett on November 04, 2018, 20:07:44
You do have selected the correct non-CPU lens entry? If so, the aperture read-out should change when the aperture ring on the lens is rotated. That is,*if* you have set up the camera to use the aperture ring and not the default, viz. the camera dial.
Title: Re: Nikon D750 and 28-50 Ai-s lens
Post by: Frank Fremerey on November 04, 2018, 20:13:09
Birna: I guess he tries to select aperture from the dials
Title: Re: Nikon D750 and 28-50 Ai-s lens
Post by: Birna Rørslett on November 04, 2018, 20:17:06
Too many users never realise what the default configuration entails on their Nikons. This again leading, inter alia, to nonsensical statements about the aperture ring being superfluous or non-functional on a modern Nikon. All modern Nikons except the most lowly D3xxx-D5xxx models support the alternative configuration in which you are are allowed to set aperture directly on the lens (if the lens has an aperture ring, of course; otherwise, the camera falls back to "G" lens mode).

One additional reason for getting "stuck" on a single aperture is the camera is in P program mode, thus changing the shutter speed not the aperture value.