Info needed about lens/body compatibility

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by TonyVee, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. TonyVee macrumors newbie

    TonyVee

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    Hi All,
    I have a Nikon D50 for wildife photography. It came with a 18/55mm Nikkor DX lens. I also have a Nikkor 55/200mm DX and a Sigma 400 APO f5.6 lens as well as a Sigma 1.4 x converter. All give me full AF and TTL metering with the D50. I now want to upgrade the camera body and in fact have sold the D50 and 18/55mm lens. My question is which of the Nikon camera bodies (old and new) will be fully compatible with the remaining two lenses and give me full AF and TTL metering, especially with the Sigma 400mm which I use most of the time.
    Best wishes
    Tony
    P.S. The two Nikkor lenses have built in AF motors, the Sigma does not. So it needs a body with a built-in AF motor.
    Tony
     
  2. electroshock macrumors 6502a

    electroshock

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    For the two Nikkor lenses, all of the Nikon digital SLR cameras ever made (in the last 10 years), because the Nikkor lenses are AF-S... and at least one Nikon film SLR camera (F6, I believe). I'm not that familiar with the Sigma lens but not sure it supports the Nikon AF-S equivalent. I think that Sigma would at least still meter but not provide AF...? I do reserve the right to be wrong, though. :D
     
  3. Alasta macrumors regular

    Alasta

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    If the Sigma lens lacks a built in focus motor then you need a D80/D90 or above.

    The entry level D40, D60, D3000 and D5000 will only auto-focus AF-S lenses, or AF-S equivalents made by the third party manufacturers.
     

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