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Mastering the Nikon D300/D300S by Darrell Young

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Non-CPU Lens Data

(User’s Manual – D300S page 196; D300 page 199)

Non-CPU lens data helps you use older non-CPU Nikkor lenses with your camera. Do you still have several older AI or AI-S Nikkor lenses? I do! The image quality from the older lenses is simply outstanding with the D300(S), especially since the smaller DX-sized sensor uses only the sweet-spot center of the older lenses.

Since the D300(S) is positioned as a professional camera, it must have the necessary controls to use both Auto focus (AF) and Manual focus (MF) lenses. Many photographers on a budget use the older MF lenses to obtain professional-level image quality without having to break the bank on expensive lens purchases. One can acquire excellent AI/AI-S Nikkor lenses on eBay for ...

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