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Nikon Off Brand Lenses

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  1. Boomn4x4

    Boomn4x4 TPF Noob!

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    How to I know which off brand lenses are compatible with my Nikon D40? I know for Nikon lenses I need an af-s lens or else the autofocus won't work, how does that match up with other brands? What do I need to look for?
     
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    All third-party lenses will state which camera they are made/available for. Just look for one that says "Nikon" mount and ensure that it has that companie's equivalent of AF-S (ie if it's Sigma, theirs is a "Hypersonic motor").
     
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    As mentioned 3rd party make for Nikon and Canon,etc...
    Sigma will have a HSM to denote AF for D40,D60,D3000,D5000 that don't have a built in motor. Tamron has a descriptor somewhere with a BiM sticker.

    If you have a D80,D200,D90,D300 less of an issue has these bodies have a built in motor to drive non-AF-S lenses like AF,AF-D,G and older Sigma's and Tamrons before HSM.
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Each lens makers web site, for where they describe the features of their lenses.
     
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    Tamron's will say BIM (built in motor)
     

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