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    Quote Originally Posted by weegk View Post
    Hi, Welcome to CS . . .

    Believe that you are looking at Bokeh (blur background), pls read up on Aperture mode.
    Please note that blur background IS NOT bokeh.

    Please don't teach newbies the wrong things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silent85 View Post
    Oh thanks.. So for Tamron as long got VC means can fix on D3100 ??
    No. VC and internal motor are different. If you actually read the link, you'd see not all recommended lenses are VC lenses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silent85 View Post
    Oh thanks.. So for Tamron as long got VC means can fix on D3100 ??
    VC is vibration Control. Nothing to do with the lens mount.

    Most of the lens for Nikon can be mounted onto the D3100 except one type of very rare mount.
    However, there are certain lens that aren't built for APS-C or DX body. These lenses will have certain functions that won't work with the D3100 and it is mainly the autofocus and metering.

    For third party lens, you have to look for APS-C size Digital SLRs lens. These lenses should allow you to autofocus and meter...etc.
    http://www.tamron.com/en/photolens/
    http://www.sigmaphoto.com/sigma-lens-finder
    For nikon lens. It is DX format.
    http://www.nikon.com.sg/products.php?categoryid=1013
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolthought View Post
    VC is vibration Control. Nothing to do with the lens mount.

    Most of the lens for Nikon can be mounted onto the D3100 except one type of very rare mount.
    However, there are certain lens that aren't built for APS-C or DX body. These lenses will have certain functions that won't work with the D3100 and it is mainly the autofocus and metering.

    For third party lens, you have to look for APS-C size Digital SLRs lens. These lenses should allow you to autofocus and meter...etc.
    http://www.tamron.com/en/photolens/
    http://www.sigmaphoto.com/sigma-lens-finder
    For nikon lens. It is DX format.
    http://www.nikon.com.sg/products.php?categoryid=1013
    So far I only know how to see which nikon lens is suitable for D3100.. 3rd party see liao still not sure
    So tat mean for 3rd party lens, I hv to see the word APS-C ?
    Thanks for the help
    Last edited by silent85; 6th December 2010 at 03:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silent85 View Post
    how do i know which 3rd party lens can use on d3100 as the body itself dun hv auto motor inside ??

    Bro badblade told me for nikon: af-s model, for sigma: hsm model

    how abt tamron ?
    There are many 3rd party lens usable with your D3100. However the best next thing is to go for a newbie outing. Here you will learn while practising and have your questions answered.

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    Default Re: Newbies with D3100

    Quote Originally Posted by coolthought View Post
    VC is vibration Control. Nothing to do with the lens mount.

    Most of the lens for Nikon can be mounted onto the D3100 except one type of very rare mount.
    However, there are certain lens that aren't built for APS-C or DX body. These lenses will have certain functions that won't work with the D3100 and it is mainly the autofocus and metering.

    For third party lens, you have to look for APS-C size Digital SLRs lens. These lenses should allow you to autofocus and meter...etc.
    http://www.tamron.com/en/photolens/
    http://www.sigmaphoto.com/sigma-lens-finder
    For nikon lens. It is DX format.
    http://www.nikon.com.sg/products.php?categoryid=1013
    not quite right, bro...


    silent85, there are 3 general functions that the type of lens will affect:

    1) Will it physically fit on my camera?
    Lenses from at least the last couple of decades, meant for Nikon cameras, WILL be able to mount on the D3100. The mount is known as Nikon F-mount.

    2) Will I be able to use the metering or automated exposure functions (P, A, S, scene modes, etc)?
    The lens must have a CPU chip that can relay certain information back to the camera body, for metering purposes.
    Lenses denoted 'AF', 'AF-D', 'AF-S' (basically modern lenses) generally allow this feature, though I'm sure there's bound to be some obscure exception

    3) Will I enjoy auto-focus capability?
    Nikon's auto-focus lenses come in 2 varieties:
    - motor built into lens
    - slotted screw drive that is driven by camera body.
    For D3100, you can only auto-focus with lenses that have a built-in focus motor, denoted 'AF-S' or 'AF-I' (less common). For the 3rd party equivalent, please check the respective sites.
    Last edited by ZerocoolAstra; 6th December 2010 at 04:32 PM.
    Exploring! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    not quite right, bro...


    silent85, there are 3 general functions that the type of lens will affect:

    1) Will it physically fit on my camera?
    Lenses from at least the last couple of decades, meant for Nikon cameras, WILL be able to mount on the D3100. The mount is known as Nikon F-mount.

    2) Will I be able to use the metering or automated exposure functions (P, A, S, scene modes, etc)?
    The lens must have a CPU chip that can relay certain information back to the camera body, for metering purposes.
    Lenses denoted 'AF', 'AF-D', 'AF-S' (basically modern lenses) generally allow this feature, though I'm sure there's bound to be some obscure exception

    3) Will I enjoy auto-focus capability?
    Nikon's auto-focus lenses come in 2 varieties:
    - motor built into lens
    - slotted screw drive that is driven by camera body.
    For D3100, you can only auto-focus with lenses that have a built-in focus motor, denoted 'AF-S' or 'AF-I' (less common). For the 3rd party equivalent, please check the respective sites.
    Mm... kind of blur now
    So if let say I wanna buy 3rd party lenses, what are the things I hv to look for to use on D3100 ?
    I looking at 18 to 200 range de. I know nikon have which can use on d3100 but wanna look at 3rd party also
    Last edited by silent85; 6th December 2010 at 04:37 PM.

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    Default Re: Newbies with D3100

    Quote Originally Posted by silent85 View Post
    Mm... kind of blur now
    So if let say I wanna buy 3rd party lenses, what are the things I hv to look for to use on D3100 ?
    I looking at 18 to 200 range de. I know nikon have which can use on d3100 but wanna look at 3rd party also
    there's an indication on the lens, but I'm not familiar, so best I don't say...
    Different brands, different name.

    I suppose you would want auto-focus, so that's the more important factor.

    For metering, etc, it's mainly of concern if you buy an old lens.
    If you buy any new lens or even a 5 year old lens, quite safe
    Exploring! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    there's an indication on the lens, but I'm not familiar, so best I don't say...
    Different brands, different name.

    I suppose you would want auto-focus, so that's the more important factor.

    For metering, etc, it's mainly of concern if you buy an old lens.
    If you buy any new lens or even a 5 year old lens, quite safe
    Ya for now only concern auto-focus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silent85 View Post
    Ya for now only concern auto-focus.
    if you're buying a 3rd party lens (NEW) from shops, just make sure it's for Nikon mount and it has built in AF motor.
    Then test on your camera to confirm

    done!
    Exploring! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    not quite right, bro...


    silent85, there are 3 general functions that the type of lens will affect:

    1) Will it physically fit on my camera?
    Lenses from at least the last couple of decades, meant for Nikon cameras, WILL be able to mount on the D3100. The mount is known as Nikon F-mount.

    2) Will I be able to use the metering or automated exposure functions (P, A, S, scene modes, etc)?
    The lens must have a CPU chip that can relay certain information back to the camera body, for metering purposes.
    Lenses denoted 'AF', 'AF-D', 'AF-S' (basically modern lenses) generally allow this feature, though I'm sure there's bound to be some obscure exception

    3) Will I enjoy auto-focus capability?
    Nikon's auto-focus lenses come in 2 varieties:
    - motor built into lens
    - slotted screw drive that is driven by camera body.
    For D3100, you can only auto-focus with lenses that have a built-in focus motor, denoted 'AF-S' or 'AF-I' (less common). For the 3rd party equivalent, please check the respective sites.
    I thought you will come help to fill in the missing or inaccurate stuffs.
    We been visiting this topic again.... maybe time for a Nikon Mount Newbie Guide??
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    Default Re: Newbies with D3100

    Quote Originally Posted by coolthought View Post
    I thought you will come help to fill in the missing or inaccurate stuffs.
    We been visiting this topic again.... maybe time for a Nikon Mount Newbie Guide??
    aiyoh... can I pass the bola to you?

    Uncle catchlights arrow me to do one for D90 FAQs... I'm struggling with it liao...
    Exploring! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    if you're buying a 3rd party lens (NEW) from shops, just make sure it's for Nikon mount and it has built in AF motor.
    Then test on your camera to confirm

    done!
    ok

    Quote Originally Posted by coolthought View Post
    I thought you will come help to fill in the missing or inaccurate stuffs.
    We been visiting this topic again.... maybe time for a Nikon Mount Newbie Guide??
    YA lo i think shld hv a Nikon Mount Newbie Guide for us

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