Which 50mm 1.4 for D3000?

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    Hey guys,

    I've recently gotten into photography in the last year and have eventually bought myself a Nikon D3000. For an intro camera, I have quickly learned the different functions and have jumped feet first into the manual settings and haven't looked back since. I am looking to buy a new lens and I have my eye set on the Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4. My problem is that I am not sure which one to get as there are AF, G, AF-S, AF-s and probably some other versions I am forgetting. I know that the issue with the D3000 is that there is no focus motor in the body and it has to be in the lens to unlock the AF function; I am fine with that – I am actually looking to get a solid manual focus for artistic shots. My problem is: which lens do I get that is compatible with the D3000 and does not cost more than it should for functions lost with the D3000 (i.e. auto focus)? And if possible, where can I find it for cheap?
     
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    If you wan't autofocus, your only option is the AF-S G version of the 50MM F/1.4.

    With that said, the AF-D version isn't THAT much cheaper (by about 100 or so bucks).
     
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    No, I did not want AF. I want manual focus.
     
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    No offense, but why? If you want manual focus, then engage the manual focus on your camera. Why needlessly hobble yourself.

    If you are deadset on a manual focus only lens, then you're going to have to hit up eBay and see if anyone is selling an AI-S lenses from yesteryear. No 50MM F/1.4 made in the last 20 years (maybe less) is manual focus ONLY.
     
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    An AF lens with the AF turned off is exactly the same as a MF lens, you will just get a better, more versatile lens with a newer AF lens, for about the same money as you would spend for an older lens.
     
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    why buy a D3000 if you want MF???
     

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