2 bad lens from B&H, what is the odd

Started Apr 21, 2011 | Discussions thread
Leonard Migliore
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Nikon strangeness
In reply to snay1345, Apr 24, 2011

snay1345 wrote:

People should really read the whole thread before replying.

And to the OP, you own a D3 and didn't know this is how a macro lens operates? What else do you not know about your gear; that might be helpful to you in the future.

It's not necessarily how a macro lens operates; it's how Nikon operates. A Canon, for example, doesn't report effective aperture. You can run an MP-E 65 out to 5X and it will still say f/2.8 even though it's closer to f/16.

I'm actually more comfortable with Canon's disregard of the effective aperture. I know the effective aperture is different from what's set on the lens, but if it's wide open, I'd rather it said f/2.8. With TTL exposure, you don't really need to know the effective aperture for anything but it's good to know if you've stopped down your lens or not.

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