List of compatible lens for the Nikon D40/D40x/D60

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  1. Craddosk

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    Noticed this on another forum, and thought it would be very useful over here. This is a list of lenses that will autofocus with the Nikon D40/D40x/D60.

    The big thing missing from this is the MSRP pricing, but that changes per country.

    Maybe this should be a sticky?

    List of current fully compatible AF-Lenses for the D40/D40X/D60:

    Nikkor:

    AF-S DX 12-24mm f/4.0G ED-IF

    AF-S 14-24 mm f/2,8G ED New

    AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF

    AF-S DX 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF

    AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G

    AF-S VR DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G New

    AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF

    AF-S DX 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED-IF

    AF-S VR DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED

    AF-S 24-70 mm f/2,8G ED New

    AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED

    AF-S VR 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF

    AF-S 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED

    AF-S DX 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED

    AF-S VR 55–200mm f/4–5.6G IF-ED

    AF-S VR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF

    AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G

    AF-S 80-200mm f/2.8D ED-IF

    AF-S VR 105mm f/2.8G

    AF-S VR 200mm f/2.0G ED-IF

    AF-S VR 200-400mm f/4.0G ED-IF

    AF-I 300mm f/2.8D IF-ED

    AF-S 300mm f/2.8D IF-ED

    AF-S 300mm f/4.0D ED-IF

    AF-S VR 300mm f/2.8 ED-IF

    AF-I 400mm f/2.8D IF-ED

    AF-S 400mm f/2.8D ED-IF

    AF-S VR 400mm f/2,8G ED New

    AF-I 500mm f/4.0D IF-ED

    AF-S 500mm f/4.0D ED-IF

    AF-S VR 500mm f/4G ED New

    AF-I 600mm f/4.0D IF-ED

    AF-S 600mm f/4.0D ED-IF

    AF-S VR 600mm f/4G ED New



    Sigma:

    10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM

    12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM

    14mm f/2.8 EX

    17-35mm f/2.8-4.0 EX DG

    17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro HSM New

    18-50mm f/3.5-5.6 DC HSM New

    18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro HSM New

    18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS New

    30mm f/1.4 DC

    50-500mm f/4.0-6.3 EX DG

    50-150mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM

    55-200mm f/4-5.6 DC HSM New

    70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG Makro

    80-200mm f/2.8 EX DG Makro

    80-400mm f/4-5.6 EX OS

    100-300mm f/4.0 EX DG

    120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG

    150mm f/2.8 EX DG MAKRO

    180mm f/3.5 EX DG MAKRO

    300mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM

    300-800mm f/5.6 EX DG APO

    500mm f/4.5 EX DG HSM APO

    800mm f/5.6 EX DG APO


    Tamron:

    17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II New Date of launch March-2008

    18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II New

    70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro New
     
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    That is exactly where I got it from. Figured that this would aid people more than just saying "With Nikon, it has to be AF-S", I know I had enough trouble trying to figure out which Sigma lenses would work when I was looking at them in B&H.
     
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    That is the quite number of lenses available. So why still many people mentioning of lack of lenses for the newer models? and how many lenses actually do we need?
     
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    There are plenty of lenses available, but you can't use some of the older Nikon stuff which is cheaper and sometimes better built. I think that was the complaint.
     
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    Here's a quick nothing special grab shot of my daughter with my D40 and a 50mm f/1.4 AF-D lens that you "can't use" wide open at f/1.4.

    You CAN use older lenses via manual focus, and a lot of times it's not even a big deal, particularly with wideangles or fisheyes. For more normal length large aperture primes like the 1.8 or 1.4 50mm, yes it's difficult to get precise focus. But it's difficult to get precise focus even with autofocus too, especially for moving targets. Still, you don't have to be shooting large aperture primes wide open to enjoy them. Stopped down you can still enjoy their supreme sharpness, color, contrast, and light weight, and have relatively easy manual focusing at f/2.8 and smaller apertures.

    There's more and more "AF-S" compatible lenses coming out all the time. Yes they'll be a bit pricier at first, but only because they're new. After awhile they won't be much if any pricier than the older stuff that doesn't work, particularly used. I bought an AF-S 55-200 non-VR for $169 new, which was optically superior to the older $125 new 70-300G lens which wouldn't autofocus on the D40. The biggest gap in Nikon's lineup now are their primes, most of which are still using the old style focusing system. You can't reinvent your entire lens lineup overnight, though. 5 years from now most of these screw driven prime lenses are going to be history and nobody will care anymore.
     
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    Mav: depth of field is awesomly shallow on that one! Now I see why that lens has such a good reputation.

    Thanks for this list, this is very handy.
     
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    I think it's important to point out that only lenses with internal focus drive motors will focus on the d40/d60 platform. This will be denoted in Nikon lenses as AF-S, HSM on Sigma, and I'm not sure what Tamron is going to call their drive motors. Tokinas are thus far cannot AF on the d40.

    Also, the company http://www.katzeyeoptics.com/ makes a focusing screen to fit the d40 that will make manually focusing a lot easier and more accurate on your d40. This opens up all those older AIS lenses that are compatible with the d40 that are cheap and often very sharp with wide apertures (up to 1.2 or even wider with noct lenses). Also, the Zeiss and Voigtlander lenses are MF only and are some of the sharpest produced today.
     
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    I want a new lens for my Nikon D40 and wonder if this lens is ok for the cam?
    SIGMA 70-300mm DG MOTORIZED Lens
     
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    If you're talking about this one, yes.
     
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    So I cannot use the 50mm f/1.8 with auto focus on my D40, am I right?
    I'm wanting to buy a normal lens for my D40 with auto focus for an upcoming trip to England. Any recommendations?

    Thanks.
     

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