N65 or N75 - bulb and matrix metering questions

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by DL, Nov 7, 2004.

  1. DL

    DL Guest

    I'm a Nikon user who needs a light compact camera for backpacking. I'm
    considering a N75 or N65 but have two questions. I sometimes like to take
    long-exposure night-time photos of star trails that sometimes last one
    hour. Does either camera support remote camera releases that allow
    exposures longer than 30 seconds? Nikon says that the cameras support
    "time" but is that the same as "bulb" and what accessory activates that? I
    don't see an attachment for a cable release.

    My autofocus lenses are pre-"D" AF models. Will Matrix metering work with
    those lenses? Online pages suggest that matrix metering works with AF-D and
    AF-G. I don't want to be stuck using center-weighted metering with my older
    AF lenses.

    Thanks.
     
    DL, Nov 7, 2004
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  2. : exposures longer than 30 seconds? Nikon says that the cameras support
    : "time" but is that the same as "bulb" and what accessory activates that? I
    : don't see an attachment for a cable release.
    :
    These cameras have T(ime) instead of B(ulb). This means that a long
    exposure starts when you press the shutter release and finishes the next
    time you press the shutter release. T(ime) may also be used in conjuction
    with the self timer or the wireless remote ML-L3.

    : My autofocus lenses are pre-"D" AF models. Will Matrix metering work with
    : those lenses? Online pages suggest that matrix metering works with AF-D and
    : AF-G. I don't want to be stuck using center-weighted metering with my older
    : AF lenses.

    No problem with non-D or non-G lenses. 3D-matrix reverts to matrix.

    -Bjørn
     
    Bjørn Pedersen, Nov 7, 2004
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  3. DL

    DL Guest

    Thanks Bjørn. You cleared up everything for me.
     
    DL, Nov 7, 2004
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