Help a noob - how to use legacy glass

Started Dec 26, 2012 | Questions thread
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Help a noob - how to use legacy glass
Dec 26, 2012

Hey Guys,

NEX-6 user here, just scored a Nikkon E Series 50/1.8 from my parent's ancient 35mm film camera over Christmas. My next steps are to get an adapter, and figure out how to use it!

This particular lens has an aperture ring to set the aperture manually. On the listings for the NEX lens adapters, I see how they recommend to use aperture priority mode when shooting with legacy glass.

My question is how exactly this works.

If I have the lens dialed to a specific aperture (let's say 2.8), what effect does the aperture setting on the camera itself have?

When in aperture priority with a native lens on the camera you set the aperture, and the camera figures out the shutter speed for you - how does this all work when you're using an aperture setting on the lens itself?

What about light metering, does shooting with a legacy lens have any effect?

Thanks for the tips.

P.S. - I'm looking at the rainbow imaging adapters - any good?

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