Help me with Lens Babie

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  1. sassylass67

    sassylass67 TPF Noob!

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    Hey there,

    I have a Nikon D70 and recently bought the latest greatest lens baby however, I am having a be-a of a time getting it to work with my D70? Any suggestions?

    Thanks
    Jacqueline
    www.constellationartworks.com
     
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    Unimaxium TPF Noob!

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    Can you be more specific? In what way is it not working?
     
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    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You'll need to shoot in full manual mode for it to work. It doesn't have electronic communication with the camera, so metering (and therefore modes like program, aperture priorty, etc) will not work.

    Hope that helps and please give us more info if you need more help with it.
     
  4. Shoot in manual mode, and use your Histogram to see if the shot was properly exposed. You won't really know if the sweet spot was properly sharp until you get home to your computer anyway, so shoot several images, and bracket some exposures while you're at it.
     
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    sassylass67 TPF Noob!

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    Thanks so much, the instructions didn't say to set the camera on manual. Your advice was perfect!
     
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    Ditto. I have a LB and love fooling with it, and yes, manual all the way; you won't really discern anything useful until you see it on your monitor. Start with the f/5.6 ring and work your way up/down, get a feel for the sweet spot--play with it...uh, this is getting suggestive--be right back.
     
  7. Dude, thread resurrection of the month, no doubt.
     

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