Shot taken by my son Lucas. A great capture if I do say so myself...
So I have been playing with my new lens a bit and have discovered something I did not know before. I thought I would share it just in case there was someone out there who was in the same, blissful ignorance I found myself in...On the Nikon D800, and I presume many other digital cameras, I found a menu option which allows me to semi-program old analog lenses. If you did not know you could do this then read on, if you knew then you can stop now and check out some cat videos on YouTube HERE.
For those blissfully ignorant check this out....If you go to your menu, down to general settings (the little wrench icon on the left panel of the menu options) there is an option called "Non-CPU Lens data". It allows you to program up to 9 different lenses with the focal length and the maximum aperture. Once done the camera will know what aperture setting you used. While this will not correct for lens anomalies at least you will have a record of the shutter speed and aperture of every shot. I thought this a useful tool. You can see this rather intelligent person put in a useful video of it 2 years ago! Man I am slow. See it HERE.
For those keeping up I have burned through my first two rolls of color film! Shooting out here in the Lake District is wonderful for color. It did bring up a question about the use of color as a composition tool. I will be doing a bit of reading on the topic and will see how this plays out once I get my film developed. I will share when I can.