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#1 srb7029


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Posted 11 May 2008 - 09:22 AM

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I am using a Nikonos V with an older Nikkor 15mm lens. This version has a lens barrel that protrudes further into the camera body then the newer Nikkor 15mm lens. I have been told using the older 15mm lens eliminates the use of the TTL system due the the extra lens lenght. If this is true, does anybody know what other features of the Nikonos V are eliminated.

Thanks for your knowledge and experience.


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Posted 11 May 2008 - 10:09 AM

Yes, the older style, original style, Niknonos 15mm lens is a great lens, designed for the III or II. But when the IV and V came out they incorporated a sensor for exposure, or TTL use. The sensor gets blocked by the old style 15mm rear elements. I've heard that the lens will work in the IV and V in a totally manual mode, just not any automatic modes. I have only used my olderstyle 15mm in a Nikonos III. It takes great photos, but takes lots of work to get a properly exposed shot.