Nikon F100 Question

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Norm Dresner, Jul 22, 2005.

  1. Norm Dresner

    Norm Dresner Guest

    I've just spend about a half-hour following all of the relevant links at
    NikonLinks
    http://www.nikonlinks.com/index.htm
    and I couldn't find an explicit answer to this simple question about the
    F100 but I'm sure that (just about) anyone with an F100 knows the answer to
    this:

    On N90(s) and earlier Nikon bodies, you can use non AE lenses (like a mirror
    lens) for "stopdown" metering in A-mode and get the shutter speed set
    automatically. I know from experience that N75 and later bodies (including
    theD70) don't allow this and will only work with these lenses in fully
    manual mode and even the camera's exposure meter is disabled.

    What does the F100 do?

    TIA
    Norm
     
    Norm Dresner, Jul 22, 2005
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    Tony Polson Guest


    The lenses will work perfectly in A mode on your F100.

    However, you only get centre-weighted metering. If you want matrix
    metering with non-CPU fitted lenses (AI and AIS) you will need an F4
    or F801 (N8008) body instead.

    I don't know whether the F5 offers matrix metering with non-CPU fitted
    lenses. Sorry.
     
    Tony Polson, Jul 22, 2005
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  3. Correct. Stop down metering is unnecessary, as was the case
    with the N90 and N90s.
    Or an FA, F6, D2H or D2X.
    It does not.
     
    Michael Benveniste, Jul 22, 2005
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    Jerry L Guest

    The F5 (and the F100) will meter in matrix mode with a 45mm P f2.8 Ais
    Nikkor lens. With a non-chipped Ais lens, you have the large or the
    small spot meters to work with.
    = = =
     
    Jerry L, Jul 23, 2005
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  5. :> However, you only get centre-weighted metering. If you want matrix
    :> metering with non-CPU fitted lenses (AI and AIS) you will need an F4
    :> or F801 (N8008) body instead.
    :
    : Or an FA, F6, D2H or D2X.
    :
    But not the F801 (N8008). It does only provide centre-weighted metering
    with non-cpu lenses. (Yes I have a F801 and have tried this out.)

    -Bjørn
     
    Bjørn Pedersen, Aug 1, 2005
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