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Old 04-06-2011, 14:09   #1 (permalink)
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Chipping a lens

Dont know if any one has done this or not but i have just bought a gem of a lens Nikon E 75-150mm AIS & now i want to get it chipped, how do i go about doing it, cheers simpbow
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Old 04-06-2011, 14:30   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Chipping a lens

Try dropping it out of a window

If you are meaning getting it to tie in with the camera electronics, I'm not sure you can
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Old 05-06-2011, 00:45   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Chipping a lens

If I remember correctly Simpbow, you were considering changing your camera. With the D300s and a few other Nikons (other members can confirm which ones) you can program the lens into the camera without having to put a CPU in the lens. This will give you full 3D matrix -> spot metering, but the most sophisticated facilities of the camera/lens combination will not be available.

Beyond this there is very little advantage to chipping a lens - according to a website that I came across (could not find it immediately). I programmed in all 6 lenses (all Ai) that I had from using with film cameras, and they all give good results. My 80-200 is fixed aperture and that seems to work well with the 200mm setting. The only advantage I can see to chipping a lens is that you do not have to remember to program the lens as you mount it. As I change lenses regularly I have reprogrammed one of the button/command wheel combinations for the lens settings. Once you're used to it, there is no loss of time.

This obviously does depend on stepping up to another camera but worth bearing in mind if and when you take that step. It was one of the considerations that persuaded me to the D300s.
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:27   #4 (permalink)
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Try dropping it out of a window

If you are meaning getting it to tie in with the camera electronics, I'm not sure you can
Tried that, didnt work must be because its a Nikon
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Cheers now thats something to think about , goodman
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