Operational aspects of D800+Samyang 14mm/2.8 (chipped)

Started Dec 11, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Operational aspects of D800+Samyang 14mm/2.8 (chipped)


I tend to buy the above (chipped) lens as a WA solution to my D800. As, so far, I haven't used any non-AF lens, I'd appreciate if somebody can enlighten me as to the following operational aspects:

  1. Will the D800 be able to measure exposure in matrix and CW modes?
  2. Will the D800 (in matrix and S mode) automatically adjust the lens aperture?
  3. In A mode, can I adjust the aperture from the camera?
  4. Will the correct aperture, lens model, and focusing distance appear in the EXIF data?
  5. Will the D800 (in matrix exposure mode) correctly control a TTL/BL flash (e.g., SB800)?
  6. Am I correct assuming that since this is a "chipped" version, there is no need to enter focal distance and minimum aperture (as a regular non-cpu lens)?
  7. Any additional operational aspects (Besides the obvious lack of AF capability)?


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