Quick Question on D40

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    If i decide to buy a d40, can i still use the Vibration reduction lenses?

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    sweet thanks
     
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    Compatible lenses:

    Nikon F mount with AF coupling and AF contacts Type G or D AF Nikkor
    1) AF-S, AF-I: All functions supported
    2) Other Type G or D AF Nikkor: All functions supported except autofocus
    3) PC Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/2.8D: Can only be used in mode M; all other functions supported except autofocus
    4) Other AF Nikkor*1/AI-P Nikkor: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II
    5) Non-CPU: Can be used in mode M, but exposure meter does not function; electronic range finder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster
    6) IX Nikkor lenses cannot be used
    *1. Excluding lenses for F3AF

    and yes VR lenses can be used. Any f mount lens with its own motor will work, otherwise you will have to use it in manual.
     
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    Yep, VR works absolutely fine with the D40. The only thing you should be wary about is if the lens isn't "AF-S" or "AF-I" (older version of AF-S), then it won't be able to autofocus. All other functions work fine, though. Also, if you get any older lenses (AI-type) you can only use them in Manual Mode.

    But if you just stick with AF-S lenses or their equivalent (Sigma HSM, for instance), everything will work perfectly.
     
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    So AF-S will do everything perfectly? it will auto focus and manually focus?
     
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    Yes it will.
     
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    Depending on the lens, you can either have a switch that controls either auto (A) or manual-focus (M) (e.g. the 18-55mm kit lens) or, on the more advanced lenses (e.g. the 18-200mm VR), Autofocus with Manual Override (M/A) and Manual (M) focusing. The Manual override basically means that any time, you can grab the focus ring and start manual focusing. While it is a handy feature for sure, I'm fine with flicking the switch on my 18-55 when I want to manual focus.
     

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