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Old May 7, 2006, 2:33 PM   #1
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I have an old Tamron SP 90mm macro lens that I used to use on an OM-1. I have received conflicting opinions about whether I can purchase an appropriate adaptall mount to use it with my new Nikon D50. Thanks in advance for your input.
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Old May 7, 2006, 5:43 PM   #2
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I would think that you could get a suitable Nikon F adaptall mount. However you would have very limited functionality on a D50 manual focus and manual only exposure. I'm not even sure that the built in light metre would work with manual. I would think you are better looking for a replacement lens than spending money on a mount. Try looking for a second hand lens if you don't want to spend money on a new lens.
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Old May 9, 2006, 11:42 PM   #3
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No the light meter won't work. I have a Tamron SP lens with the adaptal lens, and I have taken some decent pictures with it.. by guess. Aperture does not work, only what you set it at. You have to set the camera to "M" for manual, no autofocus. The meter does not work with non CPU lenses. Either carry around a good light meter, other camera for reference (shutter/aperture combination) or opt for a CPU lens.

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