Nikon lens question

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  1. Resin42

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    Hopefully in the next couple of weeks I'll have the cash in place to upgrade my lens. I have a D40 with it's original kit lens which I have found to be a pretty decent all rounder but I really fancy getting the 18-70 that comes with the D70 and I believe D80 and using that as my standard. When I was doing my initial research I got the impression that it was a very well regarded kit lens especially for the money.

    After reading numerous posts on here I've started to wander about the lack of AF motor in te D40. I assume that this isn't the case with the likes of the D70. Does this mean that I would only be able to focus manually through this lens if I bought it?
     
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    Correct me if I am wrong, I dont believe the body has any motor in it. Only the AF lenses do. I have a Nikon D70S and AF lenses.
     
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    That's what I'm hoping to find out, I've heard things about compatibility issues with the D40 but no real specifics. I may have misunderstood what I read.
     
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    I think you need AF-S or AF-I lenses for autofocus to work (these lenses have a built-in motor) , otherwise you're stuck on manual.
     
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    Google's a funny beast, I could find nothing of use yesterday, today I find a comprehensive list of all comapitible lenses and yes the 18-70 DX is there. It seems most of the compatibility issues are with some other manufacturers, Tamron for one.

    Oh well, question answered, cheers.

    Here's the list if anyone's interested.



    List of AF-compatible lenses for the d40/x

    Nikon AF-S lenses:

    12-24/4 DX
    17-55/2.8 DX
    18-55/3.5-5.6 DX I
    18-55/3.5-5.6 DX II
    18-70 DX
    18-135 DX
    18-200 DX VR
    55-200 DX
    55-200 DX VR

    17-35/2.8 AF-S
    24-85/3.5-4.5 AF-S
    24-120 AF-S VR
    28-70/2.8
    70-200/2.8 VR
    70-300 VR
    105/2.8 VR
    200/2 VR
    200-400/4 VR
    300/2.8 VR
    300/4 AF-S
    400/2.8 AF-S
    500/4 AF-S
    600/4 AF-S


    Sigma HSM lenses:

    10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC
    12-24mm F4.5-5.6
    17-35mm F2.8-4 DG
    50-500mm F4-6.3 DG
    50-150mm F2.8 EX DC HSM
    70-200mm F2.8 DG MACRO
    80-400mm F4.5-5.6
    100-300mm F4 DG
    120-300mm F2.8 DG
    300-800mm F5.6 DG

    14mm F2.8 EX
    30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM
    150mm F2.8 EX DG
    180mm F3.5 EX DG
    300mm EX DG
    500mm EX DG
    800mm f5.6 EX DG
     
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    that is some good info right there!
     
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    Here's an updated version of that list :sexywink:
     
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    Yeah I'm sure you could use that info somewhere. :lol: :mrgreen:
     

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