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Old 03-05-2009, 05:04 PM
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What lens can you not use, Saje?
You can use almost all Nikon lenses (including AI-S and AI lenses), but I think she means what lenses will not focus on the D40 body (which whatever won't focus for the D40, won't focus for the D60 either).
Anything that is not AF-S made by nikon, will NOT autofocus on the D40, D40x, and D60.
If it's a Sigma lens, the lens will have to be HSM.
I am not sure what Tamron's or Tokina's autofocus motor lens acronym is.
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Old 03-05-2009, 06:06 PM
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Yeah some of the new lenses don't autofocus. Not a problem for still shots but there is a learning curve for motion.

Some of the older ones won't meter automatically either. Not a big deal unless you are trying to save money and buy older lenses. Then you have to make sure you are getting what you want.

I don't think anything from tamron auto-focuses on the d40 and only a few sigmas. Not sure about other third-party lenses.

I like my d40 and don't mind manual focusing with a few of my lenses but it is something to think about. Especially if you are new to slr cameras and haven't had to manual focus before

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Old 03-05-2009, 06:07 PM
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Oh here's a chart
Nikon D40 Performance
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Old 03-05-2009, 06:15 PM
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Yeah some of the new lenses don't autofocus. Not a problem for still shots but there is a learning curve for motion.

Some of the older ones won't meter automatically either. Not a big deal unless you are trying to save money and buy older lenses. Then you have to make sure you are getting what you want.

I don't think anything from tamron auto-focuses on the d40 and only a few sigmas. Not sure about other third-party lenses.

I like my d40 and don't mind autofocusing with a few of my lenses but it is something to think about. Especially if you are new to slr cameras and haven't had to autofocus before

Wait, do you mean manual focus?
I'm confused.
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Old 03-05-2009, 06:21 PM
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Wait, do you mean manual focus?
I'm confused.
yeah yeah. you're not confused i am confusing too lol I'll edit that.
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Old 03-05-2009, 06:46 PM
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Oh, and I want one that takes a memory card, not film, also.

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All of the ones mentioned take a memory card, not film.
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Old 03-06-2009, 05:22 AM
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You can use VR lenses on the D40. My zoom lense is VR and is fine...
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:31 AM
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You can use VR lenses on the D40. My zoom lense is VR and is fine...
^^ That. I called a very reputable camera dealer in town and they said I could use a VR lens too.
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:41 AM
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That's because VR lenses are new, and VR lenses are AF-S or have an autofocus motor in them.
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