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I am a newbie with a d5100. I don't understand how some reviews say it is autofocus, & some say it is not?
asked by Motorcity photo on October 24, 2012
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A Conrad answered on October 24, 2012
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Kyle answered on October 24, 2012
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It won't autofocus with the D5100. It only autofocuses on cameras that have an internal focus motor.
Cristina answered on October 24, 2012
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Connor answered on October 24, 2012
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Hello,I too was confused when I first bought that camera. especially after purchasing lenses for it and getting the wrong ones. This lens is not going to work with your camera.
The camera is great but it doesn't have a focus motor in the actual camera itself. So, you have to make sure all the lenses you buy have a motor in them. They will say AF-S in the title. They are easily distinguishable by the buttons on the side of the lens (M/AF). Similar to the stock lens that comes with the D5000.
Hope this helps !
Sabrina T answered on October 25, 2012
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R. Lieber answered on October 26, 2012
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1.8D is not auto focus however the 1.8G is. Hope that helps.
Rochelle answered on October 24, 2012
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Hi. Certain camera bodies don't have a built in motor for autofocus and rely on certain lens models that have a built in motor for autofocus. Cameras in the D40's, D60, D3000's, D5000's ranges do not have the built in AF motor and rely on the lens models which support AF. You will have to resort to buying Nikon lenses with the AF-S feature, or third party brands that have a built in AF motor feature.
B.K. answered on October 26, 2012
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Try to make this simple. There are two types of Nikon DSLR Camera's DX and FX. DX Nikon Camera's are cheaper, have a cropped, (meaning smaller) sensor and they do not have a screw drive motor in the camera that focuses lenses. In ALL the Nikon FX Camera's that are significantly more expensive and have full size sensors, they have a mechanism (in the camera) that focuses this lens. That is why some have focus and others do not.
James the Elder answered on August 22, 2015
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Long story short this lense doesn't have an autofocus motor built in it and neither does the 5100 so autofocus won't work but it would with a camera such as a D7000 with an autofocus motor built into the camera
Tyler Lynch answered on August 23, 2015
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