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    That lens will not auto focus on the D5000.

    The 5000 does not have a built in autofocus motor in the body. The AF comes from a motor in the lens itself, and the one you linked does not have this motor.

    You need to be looking for lenses marked as AF-S or AF-I
     
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    o ok any recomendations? and what does the s and i stand for??
     
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    Plus being Gray Market it has no US warranty. Nikon USA service won't touch the lens, even for non-warranty work.

    The optical quality of the lens is fairly poor and Nikon has not made the lens for a couple of years now.
     
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    what are my other options then??
     
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    SIgma has an affordable 70-300mm lens with an APO designation,and it's dewcent according to what I have actually seen from it--but make 100% sure it is the APO model of 70-300 from Sigma; the non-APO model is lower quality.

    The 70-300 G is/was a low-cost, ultra lightweight $125 lens. I own one. It is discontinued as far as I know. After it Nikon made a 70-300 model commonly referred to as the ED model, which was as I recall an f/4~5.6 model. That was a $599 or so lens. Below the ED was the 70-300 f/4.5~5.6, as I recall, and that was a $329 model if my memory serves me correctly.

    A couple of years ago, Nikon SIGNIFICANTLY upgraded the optics, and put VR into its highest-end 70-300mm lens, which is the new 70-300 f/4.5~5.6 VR-G; a slower maximum aperture than the older 70300 ED glass model, BUT better optics and VR--capable of being used on higher-resolution cameras.

    Thom Hogan's web site and Ken Rockwell's website might be of help; I'm pretty familiar with a lot of Nikon stuff, but I have not kept up on the 70-300 class of lens for many,many years--hence my use of words like "as I recall" and "if my memory serves".
     
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    o ok thanks for the help. well i dont necessarily need a 70-300 i'm just looking for something with some more zoom capabilities?
     
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    If memory serves me, 200mm is about 10x zoom in lay terms. I could be wrong.

    Either way, most will recommend the 200mm max for most general purpose use like kids in sports and other amateur hobbyists. 300mm isn't needed, nor necessarily better unless you're always stuck in the top row of bleechers at your kids events. lol

    As far as the other numbers, they refer to the maximum aperture. At the 55mm end (of 55-200) the aperture can be f/4. At the 200mm end (of 55-200) the aperture will be a max of f/5.6

    Again, someone will probably correct me about the values, but you get the idea.
     
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    o i see, well thanks for your help
     
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