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    Interesting stuff! Thanks for the links, I may have a try at this.

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    This looks really cool, I want to try it! One question (maybe someone here can answer, maybe not), I use a nikon N80 and D50. When I move the manual aperture ring (on my 50mm 1.8 for example) the camera will not trip the shutter. I get an error of some kind. So if I attach a lens without cpu contacts does this happen also? If so, I could not use this type of setup, is this correct? Anyone know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crawdaddio
    So if I attach a lens without cpu contacts does this happen also?
    I don't know, but in one of these DIY plunger lens articles the guys says to cover up the lens contacts with electrical tape, or the camera body won't function correctly.
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    Not sure about your model Nikon's. Mine are all D1 series and something like this works fine in manual mode. Try using a older MF Nikon lens on your camera and see if you can shoot manual. I am fairly sure you can do this, but you probably will not have metering on your Nikon bodies.
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    Those links are dead but here is another excellent description of the build. Looks easy!

    http://www.creativepro.com/article/b...a-lens-peanuts

 

 

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