Having trouble setting aperature on Nikon N65

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Liz Hamilton via PhotoKB.com, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. I'm trying to photograph the Northern Lights. I don't really know much
    about cameras... I can set the shutter speed just fine, but my friend says
    I need to adjust the aperature as well. Everytime I try I get a blinking
    "FEE" on my display. I can't seem to find a good link to an owner's
    manual, so I'm hoping someone here can help me out. Thank you!
     
    Liz Hamilton via PhotoKB.com, Apr 7, 2005
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  2. Liz Hamilton via PhotoKB.com

    ink Guest

    On the N65, the aperture is set via the body, not the lens. Set the lens
    to the smallest aperture and lock it. Then you should be able to
    adjust the aperture with one of the two dials (front or back) on the
    body. This is for lenses with aperture rings.

    I don't have the manual handy, but that should do it - somebody
    correct me if I gave confusing advice.

    Cheers,

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  3. I think I got it! Thank you so much, I'm going outside right now to see if
    the Lights are out. Thanks again!
     
    Liz Hamilton via PhotoKB.com, Apr 7, 2005
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  4. The N65 (F65) has only one dial at the back. You have to press the
    'aperture' button on the top plate to use the dial to adjust apertures.
    I don't have an F65 but my Dad does and I can't remember exactly where
    the 'aperture' button is but I think it has a kind of iris diaphragm
    picture on it.
     
    Ronnie Sellar, Apr 7, 2005
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  5. Liz Hamilton via PhotoKB.com

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    Ah - my bad, I was thinking of my F100. You're right - the "Aperture"
    button needs to be pressed when the dial is turned.

    Thanks for this correction!

    Cheers,
    ink

    ink

    "So if Sunday you're free, why don't you come with me,
    and we'll poison the pigeons in the park!"
    (Tom Lehrer)
     
    ink, Apr 7, 2005
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  6. Liz Hamilton via PhotoKB.com

    Matt Clara Guest

    Don't forget that in order to adjust the shutter speed seperately from the
    aperture, the camera has to be set to Manual mode, too. Also, do us a
    favor, tell us what else your friend says about photographing the northern
    lights.
    Thanks.
     
    Matt Clara, Apr 7, 2005
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  7. Liz Hamilton via PhotoKB.com

    Sander Vesik Guest

    Yes. Its the small button to the left of the LCD that is also used to
    set exposure compensation and bracketing. yo can use the finger you use
    for shutter for it, its really quite close. The "one wheel" interface is
    nowhere near the evil or inconvinience some people make it out to be.
     
    Sander Vesik, Apr 7, 2005
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    Alan Browne Guest

    http://www.birchwoodtours.com/aurora/57/default.aspx
    http://www.ptialaska.net/~hutch/aurora.html

    Above assumes you don't mean the aerobatics team.

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    Alan Browne, Apr 7, 2005
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  10. Yes, I'm talking about the Aurora Borealis, the Merry Dancers, the Northern
    Lights. :) My friend, who has some really neat pictures of them suggested
    I use 200 speed film, higher and it comes out grainy. Then he said about a
    30 second shutter speed and the smallest aperature possible. With the
    great advice I got here I was able to fiddle around with the dial and
    adjust both just fine. But, of course, the sky was empty when I went
    outside last night.
     
    Liz Hamilton via PhotoKB.com, Apr 7, 2005
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  11. Liz Hamilton via PhotoKB.com

    Matt Clara Guest

    That's the way it always works!!!
     
    Matt Clara, Apr 8, 2005
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