Lenses for D40x

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  1. bikersam717

    bikersam717 TPF Noob!

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    I've been looking for a new lens for my D40x, and I've been told only the Af-s type Nikkor lenses will fit. Is there a certain type of Sigma, Tamron, etc brands that only work with my D40x? If so what are the abbreviations for those brands?




    Edit: I was talking to my dad asking if he had a camera ever, and he said he had 'an old nikon fe 35mm camera', but it got stolen out of his suitcase a while back(when it was still new). He says he still has all the lenses in a box, under our house. Is it worth it to go digging for them, would they fit at all?? I imagine if they do, it'd be manual focus only.
     
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    ok, well i will go ahead and post since no one else has yet..

    More lenses than the af-s will fit. The only reason there is a compatability issue at all, is that non af-"s" wont autofocus. Autofocus is the only thing you will lose on a non "s" lens.
    I'm sure there are a few oddball acceptions to that rule..
    at least this is how i've come to generally understand it.
     
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    Well that's good to know, 'cause I was planning on getting a macro lens sometime. But auto focus is pretty important since I shoot a lot of motocross, so if any one can give me the lens types buy other brands that will auto focus with my d40x, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
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    for sigma it will be "HSM" lenses, that is the name the give their autofocus motor.
    I just got their 10-20 HSM its great so far
     

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