Nikon D3200 Rokinon 14mm lens

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  1. TheFabulousSashaBee

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    Hey guys! I recently purchased the Rokinon 14mm lens and I am wondering why my camera tells me to "Lock lens aperture ring at minimum aperture" when I change the aperture on the lens' manual ring? I am using a Nikon D3200. Help!!


     
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    Welcome aboard.
    You set the aperture using the command dial instead of the aperture ring on newer lenses; set it to the smallest aperture then slide the little red swtch to lock it in place. You would only use the aperture ring on older lenses (like AI-S).
     
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    You've got a chipped version of the lens, and that's a good thing. It means the camera and lens are talking. The camera doesn't want to let the lens be in control of the aperture. By setting the lens to the minimum aperture (the one marked in red), you are putting it in the mode where it is able to allow the camera to control it. There are advantages--the camera can run in P and S modes, the aperture is recorded in your image metadata, your viewfinder brightness isn't affected by your selection of aperture.
     
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    Well that sounds easy enough.... I was thinking since it was a fully manual lens that I had to use the ring.
    Thanks! I appreciate it!
     
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    Awesome, Thanks for the info!
     

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