getting some auto speed with a mute lens? (D5200)

Started Jul 20, 2014 | Questions thread
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Herve5 Regular Member • Posts: 116
getting some auto speed with a mute lens? (D5200)

Hello all,

I just got an interesting old telephoto lens, mirror-based, which features a definitely minimal Nikon adapter with just no electrical contact at all.

Needless to say, my D5200 tells me, "there is no lens", and I'm back to full Manual mode.

Because it is mirror-based its aperture just doesn't change, so the two parameters I play with are the ISO setting and the speed dial.

While I manage to react reasonably quickly adding in e. g. bracketing tricks, I'd definitely love a way of doing where this ISO vs speed play is automated by the camera.

Is there a way to set this up without hardware changes? (the tele is very old, to the extent I e. g. wouldn't attempt to unscrew its adapter)

I definitely appreciate this lens, which is basically equivalent to the present Samyang 500/f8 mirror lenses, but even lighter, more compact (!) and less costly since second-hand (make was Rony, japanese and presumably long dead)

It's just I'd appreciate to shoot once rather than three time for each picĀ 



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