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Old Aug 21, 2009, 12:29 PM   #1
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Default D70 and Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8

I have a Nikon D70 and bought a Nikon AF 80-200mm f 2.8 D ED Lens. The lens seems to only work only on the f/22 setting. Is this normal? I was told this lens worked properly with the D70 but on any other setting I get an error message.

Any ideas as to the problem? Do I need to get rid of this lens and find something more compatible? If so, any suggestions?

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Old Aug 21, 2009, 12:50 PM   #2
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yes, you need to lock it in the F/22 position on the aperture ring itself. Then you can use the electronic control on the camera to change the aperture
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Ok. So, would you say that this lens is pretty useless to me since it can only be used in one setting?
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Ok. So, would you say that this lens is pretty useless to me since it can only be used in one setting?
No it's not useless, and is functioning correctly. When this lens was designed, aperture was selected using the aperture ring, not the camera body. With current nikon bodies, the aperture is set via camera body, not the lens. All lenses with aperture rings must be set to the smallest fstop (F22 in this case) in order to function properly. All newer Nikon lenses no longer have an aperture ring. To set aperture in Aperture priority, or in manual mode, you use the command dial on the camera not the aperture ring. Just set the aperture ring to f22 and leave it.
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you still can change the aperture from F/2.8 ~ F/22. But you change it using the camera itself. For the lens, just lock it at F/22, the camera will handle the rest.
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