After many years sitting in the back of the cupboard I've finally started using my D50 again. I've had lots of fun shooting portraits with a 50mm prime lens, all of which look surprisingly pretty given the age (and I'm sorry to say, neglect) of this camera body.
I've decided I need to purchase a landscape lens, and have the Tokina 11-16mm in mind. Before forking out the cash on Amazon, though, I need to be 100% sure that it is compatible. From my research I believe it is, but the requirements when it comes to needing an autofocus motor always stump me. Am I correct in assuming that this lens will autofocus on the D50 camera body?
Tokina AT-X PRO 11-16mm F2.8 DX Lens - Nikon AF Mount
#1. "RE: Is this lens compatible with the D50 body?" In response to Reply # 0
Welcome to Nikonians! Yes it will. The D50 has an AF motor built into the camera body and fully supports All Nikon F mount AF lenses including those made by third parties with the exception of the Nikkor 80mm t/2.8 and 200mm f/3.5 made for the Nikon F3AF.
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#2. "RE: Is this lens compatible with the D50 body?" In response to Reply # 0
La Paz, MX
I can only speak for the quality of Tokina, I'm not a D50 user but have owned 2 other Tokina lenses, a 12-24, a 100 macro ATX pro and just Yesterday ordered my third the 16-28 2.8. Tokina makes a wonderful piece of glass.IUf It fits, and I suspect it will, you will not be disappointed Tom Ireton
#3. "RE: Is this lens compatible with the D50 body?" In response to Reply # 0
The Tokina 11-16mm lens was a direct competitor to the Sigma EX 10-20mm f4-5.6DC HSM lens which is also a good choice and will work well on the D50. I use this Sigma lens on my D70 with very good results.
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