Lens Work with Nikon D40?

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  1. Richard

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    Does anyone know if a 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor lens will work on a D40. I don't mind if I have to use manual focus but will all other funtions work?
     
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    Everything should work perfectly.
     
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    No, actually, auto focus will not work since the D40 has no focusing motor. Otherwise, everything should work perfectly.
     
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    you will have to focus manually.
     
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    No focusing motor??

    Booooooo on that. Wow.
     
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    It's a cheaper camera designed for AF-S lenses. Not much of a boo really unless you are a pro and need lenses not found in the AFS range.
     
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    .....like a 50mm f1.8?
     
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    I'm starting to think about bringing my D40 back and buying a D50, but I don't want to pay the restocking fee I believe it is 15%. I bought it at Circuit City does anyone know of a way around having to pay that?
     
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    Tell them its not working right and exchange it... Im sure they wouldnt mind you paying more money instead.
     
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    Well since a new Nikon is already out I hope they've included a focusing motor in this one rather than simply stuff in more pixels. The 50mm is not by any stretch of the imagination a lens that only "pros" would need.
     
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    This is only my second post so go easy ;)

    I'm looking for a lens for my D40 with a greater focal length. Motorsport events these days don't let you very close to the action. Something about safety and 150mph cars or some such nonsense :grumpy: :p

    As I'm new to the DSLR game I want a lens with full AF functionality so it needs a lens mounted AF motor. The only one I've come up with so far which is feasible is this one:

    [ame]http://www.amazon.co.uk/o/ASIN/B0009HN57Y/ref=s9_asin_image_2/026-3142893-3894018?%5Fencoding=UTF8&coliid=I1IHP1BHG235CD&colid=S4JE8BBET3PC[/ame]

    It looks OK but it's only received mediocre reviews (slow AF and cheap build quality) and a similar priced Sigma one has a greater focal length and macro facility (although would only manual focus).

    I hear Sigma lenses with HSM will work but they're too much money. I'm looking to spend between £100 and £200 ($200-$400 USD)

    I know I'm not going to get a fantastic lens but then again I'm not a fantastic photographer! :blushing:

    Are there any other lenses which would fit the bill from Tokina or Tamron? Or should I wait until 3rd party manufacturers start releaseing AF lenses for the D40 as it's clearly a volume model and will only sell more and more.

    Thanks in advance :thumbup:
     
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    At your price range, there isn't any real choice other than the low end Nikkors. I think the 55-200 would be the way to go.
     

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