I know for at least 10 years that manual Nikkors can be chipped to allow metering on the entry level DSLRs.
Somehow it was burned to my brain, that one must disassemble half the lens, file, millcut, bend aperture lever, glue... so I stayed away.
Now I came across the Dandelion Chip on the German website nikonclassics.de
There is a list of Nikkors that can be chipped with the Dandelion chip by just glueing the chip to the lens mount without the need for futher mechanical treatment:
An folgenden AIS-Nikkoren ist eine Montage der Dandelion-CPU durch einfaches Aufkleben möglich:
50/1,8 Pancake, # 2050340-2255988
28/2,8 Series E (mit silbernem Ring)
50/1,8 Series E (ohne silbernen Ring)
100/2,8 Series E (ohne silbernen Ring)
36-72/3,5 Series E Zoom
Three of my lenses - 2.8/24mm, 2/28mm, 2/35mm - are on the list. This sounds promissing on the first glance, but then I got doubts:
If I glue that plastic piece to my lens mount it might fall off. When it falls right in the middle of my mirror box while shooting with 5 fps, what will happen with my mirror, shutter and focusing screen?
So my question is:
- Does anybody have experience with chipping a Nikkor with the Dandelion Chip?
- Nikonclassics.de recommends "cyanoacrylat glue". Is this the best glue for this job? What about epoxy glue? Somehow I trust epoxy a little more.
- Did anybody hear of a Dandelion chip falling off and damage the camera?
Thanks in advance.
Edited by nimix, 13 March 2012 - 15:12 .