"D5000 & Tokina AT-X M100 AF Pro D 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens " Wed 11-Jan-12 10:26 PM by twodotmike
My daughter has a D5000 and is interested in dabbling in macro photography (just dabbling as being a mom keeps her busy). A review on this site made this sound like a decent lens to start playing with. Is it fully compatible with the D5000? Thank you in advance.
#1. "RE: D5000 & Tokina AT-X M100 AF Pro D 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens " In response to Reply # 0
Welcome to Nikonians! The Tokina AT-X 100 AF PRO D 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens does not have an AF motor built into the lens so it will not Auto Focus on the D5000. It does support metering on the D5000 and can be focused Manually. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
#2. "RE: D5000 & Tokina AT-X M100 AF Pro D 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens " In response to Reply # 0
As Marty says, the Tokina won't AF on the D5000. That's not a major handicap in macro, as the depth of field problems in macro are such that manual focus is usually a more convenient way of working. But... it is a handicap. So I'd recommend either the Tamron 90/f2.8 AFD, or the Nikon 85/f3.5 AFS VR DX Micro-Nikkor. They both cost about the same as the Tokina, they both have internal focus motors, so they do AF on the D5000, and they're both fully compatible. I think that the Tamron is the better optic of the two, but surely neither will be a problem for anyone who's "dabbling."
_____ Brian... a bicoastal Nikonian and Team Member
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#3. "RE: D5000 & Tokina AT-X M100 AF Pro D 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens " In response to Reply # 0
To MEMcD & blw and others.
Thank you for your quick responses. I really appreciate that. I agree, I don't feel lack of auto-focus would be a problem and I will look into the other macro lenses, too. As I have the same camera this info will probably be useful to me, too, in the future. Again, thanks to all.