sigma hsm lense compatibility

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    hey, i have a nikon d40x with a sigma 17-70 f2.8-4.5 macro lense. it has the hsm motor in it which is required for the auto focus to function on the d40 series, but i'm thinking about upgrading to a d200 and i'm not sure if the lense would still be able to auto focus on that body. any help is appreciated, thanks
     
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    Yup, you'll be fine.
     
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    Sigma HSM lens should auto focus fine on a D200.
     
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    ah alright, that's relief. thankyou
     
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    Its also the same way with nikkor lenses. You can use the AF-S lenses on other cameras than the d60/d40(x), even though they are the only ones that work (autofocus) on them.
     
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    You may know this already, but I wanted to add that HSM in the lens makes it focus faster and quieter on cameras that already have a focusing motor in it. So motor-less cameras aren't the only ones that benefit from an HSM lens. (if I'm not mistaken)
     
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    This is especially important in big long tele's. To move all that glass to bring your image into focus can take some power, thus the extra motor.
     
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    i thought that was the deal, but i wasn't too sure. thanks
     

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