I have a Nikon D60 that I purchased after my Canon Rebel was ruined in a fire. My question concerns the F stop settings on the lenses. My D60 tells me to put the F stop at the highest setting before it will allow pictures to be taken. To me this tells me that I only get enough light to my sensor to equal the f/22 stop. I am assuming that the camera adjusts the f stop by its internal system. But in reality I am always getting the same amount of light. I can't say if the Canon was like that because I never looked. I have tried both Nikon lenses and Tamron lenses and get the same message. Why is this and do I only get the amount of light of f/22 and a computer generated shot? I am going to be upgrading soon to a full sensor Canon, but for now I have my Nikon. Beautiful pics outside but not so much inside.
What shooting mode is the camera set to, automatic or something else? If it's set to manual or aperture priority mode, for example, you have to manually change the aperture setting.
Mode does not matter. I almost always shoot in the manual mode. When I shoot in auto mode it is for hurry up pictures. The only way to change the aperture is through the camera's menu. Or my quick button I have set up. Anytime I move the aperture ring the message on my screen reads "lock lens aperture ring at minimum aperture" I am just thinking that the camera is trying compensate for the proper f stop instead of using the actual aperture of the lens.
Well, I'm a Canonite, not Nikonese, but this might help:
PS: Google is your friend ;-)
Thanks for the input and I should have never strayed away from canon, not to worry my next one will be a canon. I want to upgrade to a full frame sensor. Right now the Canon 5D MK2 looks like where I am headed. My prior DSLR was a canon and I truly loved the quality of pictures I was able to produce with it. The reviews I have read on the MK2 and the stats on it sound like exactly what I am looking for. Granted it is a hefty investment, but one I am ready to make.
Yeah, it does kind of sound like one of those "What was I thinking" episodes, going from Nikon to Canon ;=) You won't go wrong with the 5D2. I've had mine for over a year and I'm still in love with it...
You might contact KEH (keh.com). They ahve new 5D2s and you can probably do a trade-in for some of the gear you have, and save a few bucks.
Thanks for taking the time to assist me. I looked at a couple of sights and looks like most of the entry level DSLR from nikon all do the same with the aperture settings on the lens. Also found out that the new lenses that they are making do not have an aperture ring. The camera does it all. I don't like that idea personally,but think it good for someone who doesn't want to mess with it.I am really looking forward to getting my Canon. I have been in Iraq this past year and have a little more time to spend before I come home. So as of right now I am in a position to where I can purchase the camera and some of the extras that I want. Thanks again
You may have already figured out that the lens needs to be set on the maximum aperture (can be locked depending on the lens) so when you change aperture using a dial on the camera, it's accurate. That's how all the Nikon DSLR bodies work with lenses that have a chip in them (P lenses) or with autofocus lenses.