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    50mm F1.8D

    So I'm about to show my lack of knowledge here but oh well .............

    I received a Nikkor 50mm F1.8D lens the other day for my birthday which was lovely.
    However I've only got a D3000 to put it on.

    Am I right in believing that I can only manual focus with this set up?
    That's how it seems to me when I'm playing with it.

    Thanks

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    That is correct Gundy.

    All lenses that will autofocus on your camera have to have an inbuilt electric focussing motor.
    In Nikon terms they are AF-S lenses.
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    There is a 50 1.8 G designation that's new - supposed to be rather good too, see if you can do an exchange
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    Ok thanks for the replies.
    After googling the 50 1.8G I might look into that lens as per Kiwi's suggestion.

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    You might want to add the 35mm f1.8G or 40mm f2.8 macro lens. The 50mm on DX is mainly for portrait shots. The 35mm will give you a slightly wider field of view for group shots. Enjoy your new lens.
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    my nikon 50mm f1.8 af does auto focus

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    Quote Originally Posted by lousha View Post
    my nikon 50mm f1.8 af does auto focus
    On which body?

    If you have a D50, D70, D80, D90 or higher, it will autofocus. All these bodies have a built-in focus motor. The D40, D60, D3000, D3100, D5000 & D5100 don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidd View Post
    On which body?

    If you have a D50, D70, D80, D90 or higher, it will autofocus. All these bodies have a built-in focus motor. The D40, D60, D3000, D3100, D5000 & D5100 don't.
    didnt know that i have the d90 cheers

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