D7000+non-cpu lenses=SCENE does not work

nankinanki Posts: 2Member
edited December 2013 in D90/D7x00
Hello everyone,

I have the following problem with my D7000: When I'm using my old,non-cpu lenses, the camera won't let me shoot videos.
I checked the lenses and they are compatible with D7000 - I can take great pictures with these. As soon as I switch to SCENE, the screen (if on) turns black. I saved/registered the lenses with the right info and put the aperture ring to the lowest setting before starting.

Despite a lot of research I can't figure out what's wrong and I seem to be the only one with this problem.

Can anyone help?

Thanks a million!
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  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,545Moderator
    edited December 2013
    Have you discussed it with your nearest Nikon service centre? I don't have any experience in movie or using old lenses, but that is what I'd do first.

    Good luck!
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  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,751Member
    Send them a message on their Help area and you will get a response. They have helped me confirm a problem with one of my primes a few years ago.
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  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 4,494Member
    Scene modes will not work with non-CPU lenses, regardless of whether or not the aperture and focal length are saved. Please read the section on non-CPU lenses in your user manual for more information on why.

    As for why the screen goes back in video mode, that I do not understand.
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • NSXTypeRNSXTypeR Posts: 2,286Member
    Yeah, I just tried my D7000 with a 50mm 1.2, it does not work. It makes sense though, I would imagine some scene modes need control of aperture and it obviously won't have control of it if it's a manual lens.
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  • kyoshinikonkyoshinikon Posts: 411Member
    I believe it is just like the pro bodies. Apeture priority and manual
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  • nankinanki Posts: 2Member
    Hi everyone,

    First of all thank you for your comments.
    I wasn't able to contact Nikon about my problem yet.

    But I found out that it SHOULD bloody work. Here's a girl using non-cpu lenses in SCENE mode (Video mode) - and it works fine:

    Will post here as soon as I find out why my D7000 doesn't want to film with my beautiful old lenses... :)

    Thank you all!
  • AdeAde Posts: 1,071Member
    I'm confused… are you asking about SCENE mode or VIDEO mode? They are not the same.

    The lady in the video above is shooting video in M (Manual) mode, not SCENE mode.
  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,545Moderator
    @Ade: Maybe it isn't you who is confused...

    @nanki: You may want to revisit your op and think about the wording Also, you said you have done a lot of research on the subject (lot means hours usually), but not contacted Nikon yet (few minutes) - is this the best approach do you think?
    Always learning.
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