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jgamble

New Smyrna Beach, US
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jgamble Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2007
Thu 04-Apr-13 02:09 AM

I talked my buddy into buying his wife a D5100 to replace her old D40. He told me today that the 70-300 VR doesn't work on that camera. Can that be so? An AFS lens not working on the D5100.

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CanadiaNikon

Blackfalds, CA
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#1. "RE: D5100 & 70-300 VR" | In response to Reply # 0

CanadiaNikon Registered since 26th Dec 2012
Thu 04-Apr-13 02:30 AM

I am thinking that there has to be an issue with the lens. AFS lenses should work on the D5100 without issue.

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JosephK

Seattle, WA, US
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#2. "RE: D5100 & 70-300 VR" | In response to Reply # 0

JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006
Thu 04-Apr-13 02:49 AM

There are three versions of the Nikon 70-300mm. The AF-S version, which also has VR, will autofocus on both the D40 and D5100.

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Joseph K
Seattle, WA, USA

D700, D200, D70S, 24-70mm f/2.8, VR 70-200mm f/2.8 II,
50mm f/1.4 D, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 DX

MEMcD

US
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#3. "RE: D5100 & 70-300 VR" | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Thu 04-Apr-13 04:17 AM

Hi John,

The D5100 fully supports the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S VR including AF.
Do they have the AF/MF switch on the 70-300mm set to AF?
Is the lens fully seated and locked in the mount?
Is the camera displaying an err message FEE or F--?

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Marty

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