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    Default A little question about lens compatibility

    hey guys, I'm using a D60, and according to the manuals and information online, it doesnt have a camera motor that drives lenses, so it can only auto focus on lenses with in-built motors. For the Nikkor 70-300mm AF, it seems to be campatible as seen from the website?

    http://www.letsgodigital.org/en/lens...-300mm/82.html

    I thought only AF-S lenses? This is a little confusing. Or did the website mean it can be used but not AF mode?

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    Default Re: A little question about lens compatibility

    Quote Originally Posted by deckb5 View Post
    hey guys, I'm using a D60, and according to the manuals and information online, it doesnt have a camera motor that drives lenses, so it can only auto focus on lenses with in-built motors. For the Nikkor 70-300mm AF, it seems to be campatible as seen from the website?

    http://www.letsgodigital.org/en/lens...-300mm/82.html

    I thought only AF-S lenses? This is a little confusing. Or did the website mean it can be used but not AF mode?
    You can still use it with D40/X/60.
    Just that it is manual focusing

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    Default Re: A little question about lens compatibility

    It would mf on your d60 because this lens is not built with the af-s motor in it u may consider 75-300mm vr instead
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    Default Re: A little question about lens compatibility

    Perhaps the issue of compatibility mentioned, is refering to - can mount the lens/cannot mount.

    For Nikkor lenses, as long as you see AF-S, the lens can autofocus on your D60. All other types will not AF, so have to manual focus with those.
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    Default Re: A little question about lens compatibility

    Quote Originally Posted by gymak90 View Post
    Perhaps the issue of compatibility mentioned, is refering to - can mount the lens/cannot mount.

    For Nikkor lenses, as long as you see AF-S, the lens can autofocus on your D60. All other types will not AF, so have to manual focus with those.
    this lens would be able to mount but just no AF
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    Default Re: A little question about lens compatibility

    Ahh great I get it now, I believe they meant can mount but they didn't state whether the AF mode would work. So the lens won't work in auto focus, wad a pity haha. Oh wells, thank you all!

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