Which lenses will fit - if any?? D3000 or D5000
I am moving to either a D3000 or D5000 from an N50 35mm SLR.
I have two lenses.
Will they fit my new DSLR?
1. AF Nikkor 50mm 1:18
2. Sigma 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 D-DL
Are the lenses digital as well when purchasing a DSLR?
Thanks much for any input!
#1. "RE: Which lenses will fit - if any?? D3000 or D5000" | In response to Reply # 0
gkaiseril Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005Sat 02-Oct-10 02:47 PM
Have looked at the anchored post "D5000 / D3000 - Fully Compatible AF-Lenses"
Both lenses are listed there.
You can also check the manufacturers web site for the product.
AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D
70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro
You can also down load the user manual from the Nikon USA site. At the same site you can look at the camera's detailed description and specifications for the camera that includes the compatible lenses and any problem lenses
The lens to watch out for are the pre-AI lenses that do not have the Aperture Indexing ring or indent and do not have the electric contacts. Some of these lenses can be modified to work with AI cameras.
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#2. "RE: Which lenses will fit - if any?? D3000 or D5000" | In response to Reply # 0
briantilley Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003Sat 02-Oct-10 03:11 PM
Both lenses will physically fit on either the D3000 or the D5000.
The Nikkor will not autofocus on either camera, and unless the Sigma is one of the latest versions (i.e. bought new within the past year or so), it won't either. Cameras like the D3000, D5000 and the new D3100 require lenses with their own AF motor in order to provide autofocus.
The list linked to in the earlier reply contains all such lenses, but be careful to read the full titles of the lenses; some are pretty similar to earlier versions (like, I think, your Sigma) that don't have motors.
#3. "RE: Which lenses will fit - if any?? D3000 or D5000" | In response to Reply # 2
ccbassgirl Registered since 01st Oct 2010Sun 03-Oct-10 05:54 AM
Thank you for the great info!
Bringing me to the next question - if I consider scraping more money together, will those two lenses work with the D90?
#4. "RE: Which lenses will fit - if any?? D3000 or D5000" | In response to Reply # 3
jpFoto Registered since 25th Jun 2010Sun 03-Oct-10 06:43 AM | edited Sun 03-Oct-10 07:47 AM by jpFoto
Yes, they will. The D90 has a built-in auto-focus motor. The new, yet to be released D7000, also has an auto-focus motor.
Just a thought, but you may want to reconsider buying a camera solely to accommodate your existing lenses.
Consider this scenario.
A D3100 which is a "state of the art" camera with an 18-55 VR lens costs $700.00, and the 18-55 is a very capable lens.
A D90, body only, is about $900.00. With the extra $200,00 you could buy the new Sigma 70-300 with the built in AF motor to replace your older Sigma 70-300 and still have some money left over.
Or, you could sell your current kit, and I don't know the total value, but lets use $200.00, as a low value.
With that $200 from your sale and the extra $200 that you saved by buying a D3100 rather than a D90, you could buy the new 50-300 DX VR lens and still have a few bucks left over.
There are obviously some other combinations that may better suit your needs.
As I said, just a thought.