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Forums Lobby MASTER YOUR NIKON CAMERA Nikon D5000/D3000 series (Public) topic #1582
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Moxioron   US  Registered since 02nd Apr 2010 Fri 02-Apr-10 10:55 PM
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"Tamron Lenses"



Hi all.

I was all excited to use my new D5000 then I put my Tameron lense on, which I purchased two years ago for $599. The auto-focus doesn't seem to work.

My question....

Why did the AF work fine on my D70, but not on my D5000?

It looks like the 5000 and the 3000 only work with certain lenses.

Thanks.

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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.   Seattle, WA, US  Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006 Fri 02-Apr-10 11:00 PM
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The D70 has a focus motor inside the camera while the D5000 does not. If the lens does not have a focus motor in it (AF-S in Nikon terms, not sure what Tamron calls it) then it will be manual focus on the D5000/D3000/D40/D60 bodies.

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Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot   East Frisia, DE  Nikonian since 07th Apr 2004 Sat 03-Apr-10 02:43 PM
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You need lenses with an internal motor.

Have a look on this list:

http://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=312&topic_id=37&mesg_id=37&page=

Gerold - Nikonian in East Frisia
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