Nikon 50 mm. 1.8

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  1. turnbeaugh5

    turnbeaugh5 TPF Noob!

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    I want to buy a 50 mm. 1.8 prime for a Nikon d40x. I have heard however that Nikon is coming out with a new one that will actually autofocus on th d40s and d60s. If that's the case, I will wait for that. Does anyone know if and when Nikon will be coming out with that?
     
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    I'm curious to know where you heard or read this. The D40 has been out for years and I have yet to hear of even a rumor that Nikon is making an AF-S prime lens. Manual focus isn't that bad with the D40, and the existing f/1.8D AF lens is a steal even if it won't AF with the D40[x].

    I just picked up a used Series E f/1.8 on eBay for $30 for my D40. You can find these old manual lenses all over eBay for very cheap and they are optically perfect. You can only use them in M mode, and you have to do everything manually -- metering, focusing, flash leveling, etc. -- but it's worth the money if you can get a good deal.
     
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    I heard it from an employee at my local camera shop. He seemed to be a little foggy on the details, that's why I thought I would ask here.
     
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    I don't think I'd hold my breath. If it never happens, there's always the current AF model or old manual ones you can buy.
     
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    wait till the 27th, if you don't hear anything, get the sigma 50mm f/1.4 if you want AF.
     
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    True, Sigma makes an f/1.4 DG-M (equivalent to Nikon AF-S), but it's pretty pricey.
     
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    The reason why switch said wait is that there is a giant camera show coming up that most big announcements are made at, and if its coming out soon, it will be announced there.
     
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    I think thats why at least
     
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    yep, and dont' expect the new 50 to be cheap, it's going to be at least $600
     
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    if its gonna be that pricey... who needs af anyway :)) imma stick with the AF 1.8 version
     
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    I agree. Auto focus is not worth an extra $500!!
     
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    But if it's actually sharp it might be :roll:
     

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