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Old Feb 29, 2008, 3:04 PM   #1
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...How difficult, really, is it to mount/unmount?

I have the Nikon D300, and am seriously considering purchasing this inexpensive but (as claimed) very nice & sharp lens. I raise this question because of concern over possible damage to the threads on my camera, and would like some input before I purchase this lens.

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Old Feb 29, 2008, 4:58 PM   #2
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Nothing could be easier. This is why you buy a SLR. My kids used to do it for me. Take the lens you have off and put it back on a few times, you will see.

The only damage you need to worry about is if you try to mount an old manual focus lens made prier to 1977
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Old Feb 29, 2008, 7:30 PM   #3
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I wouldn't even think twice about it. No point in getting an SLR if you're not going to use a variety of lenses.
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Old Feb 29, 2008, 7:42 PM   #4
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Hey all,

I didn't mean to sound as if I was fearful of swapping out any different lenses :-). I had heard that this particular lens (Nikon 50mm f/1.8) seemed to pose a challenge in mounting & unmounting it from the camera. I swap out my 18-200 & 70-300 frequently, so I am not in the least bit intimidated - normally :-). Methinks that I will give the 50mm f/1.8 a shot. I mean, other folks are getting good use out of it, without event.

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Old Feb 29, 2008, 10:22 PM   #5
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I don't find that lens any more difficult to remove/mount than any other lens in my bag. It is smaller, but since I can fit this whole lens in the palm of my hand, I think I'm less likely to drop it or lose a handle on it when I'm mounting it. Of course, I almost never use this lens, but that's a whole different story :-)
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Old Mar 10, 2008, 1:23 PM   #6
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No trouble mounting this lens to my D50...
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