Do lens restrictions for the Nikon D40/D60, also apply to the older D50 ??

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by igmolinav, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. igmolinav macrumors 65816

    Aug 15, 2005
  2. cube macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
    All Nikon mount AF lenses autofocus with the D50.

    The D40/D40x/D60 do not have a motor in the body. That's why the lens must have one.
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    All Nikon mount autofocus lenses will autofocus on the D50, so you don't have to worry about that. It is saying that because the D40 does not have a built in autofocus motor, thus the lens has to have an autofocus motor for it to work on the D40/60.
  4. SLC Flyfishing Suspended

    SLC Flyfishing

    Nov 19, 2007
    Portland, OR
    Will a D50 AF with AF-S lenses? Meaning does it have the contacts for lenses with the focusing motors? Pentax's version of AF-S lenses also have screw drives for those bodies such as the K100D which don't have the contacts for the lens motors.

  5. cube macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
  6. pdxflint macrumors 68020


    Aug 25, 2006
    Oregon coast
    Yes. The original kit lens with the D50 was not a screw-drive lens.
  7. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

    Aug 15, 2005

    Thank you very much for your replies : ) !!!

    Wow, so somehow I am very lucky. I mean, I don't have to
    buy a new body for that Tokina lens.

    Very kind regards,

  8. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    Yes the D50 and all Nikon AF cameras, going back to the old N2020 will work with AF-S lenses. Apearently Nikon started planning for in-lens motors 20+ years ago.
  9. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

    Aug 15, 2005

    Thank you again : ) !!! And according to what you have told me, I could use the following 12-24mm. DX from Tokina:

    as opposed to the 12-24mm. DX II from Tokina:

    The first of the two mentioned should be able to autofocus with the D50. The advantage is that the first one is $400, and the second one $580. Apparently there is no major change, except that the second one, can now be used with Nikon D40 and D60 bodies.

    Thank you again, kind regards,

  10. OreoCookie macrumors 68030

    Apr 14, 2001
    Sendai, Japan
    The second one has improved coatings of the lenses (which should have a small effect, probably not enough to justify shelling out the extra cash) in addition to the focus motor. As long as you don't plan on upgrading on anything smaller than a D90-class camera (which have built-in focus motors), there is no reason not to save the money for something else.

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