Nikon AF-S lenses with AF bodies

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  1. Ady

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    I have 3 AF-S lenses for the D5000 and was wondering if these lenses would be OK on a Nikon body such as the D300s which has the focus motor built in. Which AF motor would take priority, etc?
     
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    Some early AF film bodies lack the control circuitry for AF-S lenses, but all later film bodies and all digital bodies will auto focus with AF-S lenses. AF-S lenses use their own AF motor regardless of the body used; they have no provision for connecting to the motor in the body.
     
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    Thanks for that Dwig - I am guessing there will be no difference in focus speed between a lens & body motor...........?
     
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    Yes it will work great on a body like the D300s, typically lenses with the focus motor in them (AF-S, HSM, etc) will focus faster and quieter.
     

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