Nikon body for Voigtlander MF

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Keith G, May 21, 2009.

  1. Keith G

    Keith G Guest

    Hi all - a question, if I may?

    I have a set of the new Cosina Voigtlanders which I use on a D40X and a D60.
    They are chipped and in 'manual mode' (my preferred mode) the aperture has
    to be set on the camera body - not by using the aperture ring like with my
    MF Nikkors.

    This is OK, but not ideal - does anyone know if any of the Nikon digital
    bodies (DX or FX) will allow the aperture to be set on the CV lens bodies
    in full *manual* mode? (I can live with setting the shutter speed on the
    body - I tend not to change that as much as the aperture when compensating
    for the light!)

    Keith G, May 21, 2009
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  2. Keith G

    Ben Micklem Guest

    Yes, the D2 series, D3 series, D200 and D300 have an option to use the
    aperture ring on all lenses that have them. By default, these cameras
    only require the use of the aperture ring in non-CPU lenses, but with
    this option selected, the aperture ring is used for all lenses, except
    'G', obviously.

    I like this, as I normally use AI lenses, and I can use the same action
    to change aperture on AF lenses and AI-P lenses.

    Ben Micklem, May 22, 2009
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    Bruce Guest

    Don't forget the D700 also has this feature.

    Same here. The combination of the D700 and top quality AI glass with
    all-metal construction is very satisfying. Over the years I have worn
    out too many plastic AF Nikkors to be bothered with them any more.

    It does mean a change of focusing screen is desirable, though.
    Bruce, May 22, 2009
  4. Keith G

    Keith G Guest

    OK, thanks for these suggestions. I've had a look on eBay and the prices
    (even for secondhand) are high enough to swing an alternative ploy into the
    equation - forget a new body for now and get a wide angle Zeiss (25mm?) to
    go with my 50/1.4 Planar. (It would help with the half stops on the Planar
    which are a nuisance on just the one lens.)

    So, another question - anyone had an opportunity to try/compare the Cosina
    Zeiss 25/2.8 and the 28/2.0 wides? If so, is there a clear winner? I'm drawn
    to the 25mm to have a simple two lens 'one on, on in my pocket' scenario - I
    don't like carrying too much gear!

    TIA again!
    Keith G, May 22, 2009
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