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    Default How to "read" those alphabets on lens

    I have just got myself a D70s with kit lens 2 months ago.

    And I have been trying to found out what are the lens available from Nikon, sigma and Tamron, but I just don't seem to understand what are those alpahabets, such as AF-S, AF, DX, VR, IF-ED, etc, etc.. means.

    How do I know what lens can I use on my D70s?
    What does those alphabets means?

    Could some experts here enlighten me, please.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: How to "read" those alphabets on lens

    Maybe can read the following link, not Nikon expert though....

    http://www.nikonians.org/cgi-bin/dcf...wmode=threaded

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    Default Re: How to "read" those alphabets on lens

    Quote Originally Posted by kg_yew
    Maybe can read the following link, not Nikon expert though....

    http://www.nikonians.org/cgi-bin/dcf...wmode=threaded
    woo... kim in the house.. sorry ot a bit

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    Default Re: How to "read" those alphabets on lens

    Quote Originally Posted by melkenn
    I have just got myself a D70s with kit lens 2 months ago.

    And I have been trying to found out what are the lens available from Nikon, sigma and Tamron, but I just don't seem to understand what are those alpahabets, such as AF-S, AF, DX, VR, IF-ED, etc, etc.. means.

    How do I know what lens can I use on my D70s?
    What does those alphabets means?

    Could some experts here enlighten me, please.

    Thanks.
    AF-S and AF Nikkor lens can be used on your D70s. AF-S is the one with the SWM motor allows faster and silent autofocusing.
    DX are lens that are designed for digital bodies.
    VR are vibration reduction, a feature on the lens that helps to reduce handshake.
    IF means internal focusing, lens do not turn external during focusing.
    ED means
    Extralow Dispersion. Nikon developed ED (Extralow Dispersion) glass to enable the production of lenses that offer superior sharpness and colour correction by minimising chromatic aberration.
    You can probably find more info on Nikkor lens at http://www.nikon.com.sg/PRODUCT/LENS...onLensTech.htm
    As for third party lens, look for Nikon-AF mounts.

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    Default Re: How to "read" those alphabets on lens

    or try this Nikon website, most of the answers can be sound here.

    http://www.nikon.com.sg/PRODUCT/LENS...ensTech_II.htm

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    Default Re: How to "read" those alphabets on lens

    Thank you very much, guys!

    Learnt something today...

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    Default Re: How to "read" those alphabets on lens

    Regarding what glasses can be used on your D70S and/or functions missing from using any glass, you can check your friendly D70S manual. Every manual tells you what glass/flash is compatible with your D70s

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    Default Re: How to "read" those alphabets on lens

    Thanks!
    Will look up the manual tonight.

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