Having problems with your Nikon D90 Digital Camera with 18-105mm lens ?

With a Vivitar Series E f/1.8 lens (non AF) added to the D90, images won't display in live playback. D90 on Manual focus, lens at f22. Is this lens not compatible?


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With such an old lens, you'll have to use it in Manual exposure mode. Turn the mode dial on the left side of the camera to M. Control the shutter speed by turning the main command dial on the back, the aperture by turning the ring on the lens. You will get no assistance in metering from the camera.
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