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Mar
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comment How could some old film cameras without electronics set exposure?
I'm aware many cameras have no electronics at all, still the vast majority of compacts from the past 20/30 years, even the cheapest and simplest, has some. In fact the OP admitted his camera had batteries "for the flash", so it had some electronics in the first place. If it had NO controls (except the shutter button) it probably needed a meter to know when flash was needed. mattdm, your mother's camera is a slightly exotic model from the 70's, probably not what the OP had, i'm thinking more recent all-plastic small body 35mm film. I find it hard to understand downvotes to this answer.
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comment Modern, purely manual focus lenses for Nikon F-mount?
@KaushikGhose Hope I was of some help and hope you find the right gear, have fun :)
Sep
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comment Modern, purely manual focus lenses for Nikon F-mount?
@KaushikGhose I have a couple old Nikon lenses that I like a lot, but I always end up shooting with the 35mm/1.8 AF-S DX. I'd like to be able to afford something else, but it really doesn't feel limiting to have just that, and I'm happy to use it all the time. Have you checked it out?
Sep
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comment Modern, purely manual focus lenses for Nikon F-mount?
@KaushikGhose Yep, they're not cheap. But as far as GOOD lenses go, 250 is cheap and really worth it. That said, I think the AF-D lenses are great: built tough, plastic just on the outside, great optics and in most cases they cost less than any other equivalent older or newer nikon lens. However some old MF Nikon lens can be bought (used) for less, say about 100€ (I know prices in euros). Maybe in the end it's cheaper to get a D80 or D90 and buy AF-D lenses... much better quality for the price, compared to new (cheap) stuff, and easier to get than good MF.
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answered Modern, purely manual focus lenses for Nikon F-mount?
Sep
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comment What cameras have aperture controls on the lens?
And they're quite easy to find at better prices than similar, sometimes optically equal G lenses.
Sep
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comment How do I make a panorama from multiple rows and columns?
What you talk about is, from a technical standpoint, a panorama, so the tools you can use to achieve your goal can actually be the same you would use for what you call "a panorama". Some panorama tools may not be up to the task of stitching images on a grid (as opposed to a straight line, if I understood your question), but Hugin or Photoshop's photomerge should both do, even for compositions larger and more complex than what you need.
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comment Does Expeed 3 make D3200 better than D5100?
Thanks for your valuable insights. Should I update my answer?
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