Nikon D40X with 35-105mm

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by noodle654, Oct 12, 2007.

  1. noodle654 macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2005
    Never Ender
    Hey Guys,

    My Mom's birthday is coming up and I decided that she really needs a new camera. I recently bought a Nikon D40X with I think a 55mm lens. My question is, my mom has an old Nikkor 35-105mm and I am wondering if this lens will work? (will it fit, will AF work, will anything work????)

    Thanks guys!

  2. thr33face macrumors 6502

    May 28, 2006
    There are four versions of the 35-105/3.5-4.5
    One Ai-S, two AF and on AF-D version.

    None of them will Autofocus on the D40(x).

    The two AF and the AF-D version should Meter without problems.

    You can look up a huge amount of information on:

    Almost all F-Mount lenses will mount on the D40(x). Even those that are preAI (read: from 1959).
    The ones you cannot mount are lenses that require Mirror-Lockup.
  3. seany916 macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2006
    Southern California

    We just ran series of our own tests on it yesterday for sharpness, color, vignetting, IQ, and low-light capabilities. We decided to keep it.

    It's quite a bit sharper than even our 1.8 (50mm) (vs. 50mm 2.8).

    Easier to brighten a picture than sharpen it.

    It might cost a bit, and the build quality isn't up to Nikon's standards, but we believe it's an awesome value for your money in image quality. Compared with the lens it is comparable to:

    it's a steal.

    This lens might be the most versatile (many, many people like it):

    so it might work for her, but I've never used it and I prefer faster glass (shoot a great deal of low-light). The VR is supposedly 2 or 3 stops faster, but again, I've never used it with any lens other than the 70-200 w/ VR. Many people love this lens. It is somewhat pricey, but it does have vibration reduction (which works).

    If you want to save a buck and she doesn't do a lot of low-light shooting:
    look like a hero and get her this one, it's plenty sharp and we might pick one up ourselves for our 3rd body (some of our shoots are 2 photog shoots).
    yes, the refurb should be fine. it's a great lens. recommend it for anyone who doesn't shoot a lot of low-light and wants a better lens for cheap.

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