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Does the D7000 need Auto focus lens?

rainbowpython03

Beverly Hills, AU
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rainbowpython03 Registered since 22nd Oct 2012
Mon 05-Nov-12 10:20 PM

Pardon my ignorance but does the D7000 need an lens with its own focus motor? I believe this is accurate.

Or are all the DX lens automatically AF or AFS?

This one is really confusing me and I would prefer to get it right and not waste money chasing something I dont need.

Thanks Nikonians,

Jim

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briantilley

Paignton, UK
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#1. "RE: Does the D7000 need Auto focus lens?" | In response to Reply # 0

briantilley Gold Member Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003
Mon 05-Nov-12 09:26 PM

The D7000 has an in-camera AF motor, so it will work with "screwdriver" AF lenses as well as those that have their own motor.

Most DX Nikkors are AF-S and thus have their own motor; only the AF 10.5mm f/2.8G DX fisheye does not.

Brian
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tekneektom

Kohler, US
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#2. "RE: Does the D7000 need Auto focus lens?" | In response to Reply # 0

tekneektom Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Winner in the Annual Nikonians Best Images Contest 2015 Nikonian since 18th Nov 2011
Mon 05-Nov-12 10:49 PM

In addition to autofocus lenses, the D7000 can also focus manually with both autofocus and manual lenses.

Tom

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Tucsonmr2

AU
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#3. "RE: Does the D7000 need Auto focus lens?" | In response to Reply # 2

Tucsonmr2 Registered since 08th Nov 2012
Thu 08-Nov-12 08:08 PM

as mentioned above the D7000 already has a focusing motor built into the camera (the cheaper models do not have this feature) so even if the lens isnt an autofocus lens it will still be able to focus in autofocus mode using the motor thats in the camera
it can however be a little bit more noisier than a normal autofocus lens if thats a bother to you.

cheers

briantilley

Paignton, UK
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#4. "RE: Does the D7000 need Auto focus lens?" | In response to Reply # 3

briantilley Gold Member Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003
Thu 08-Nov-12 09:42 PM

>as mentioned above the D7000 already has a focusing motor
>built into the camera (the cheaper models do not have this
>feature) so even if the lens isnt an autofocus lens it will
>still be able to focus in autofocus mode using the motor thats
>in the camera.

I supect you mean "...even if the lens isn't an AF-S lens it will still be able to focus in autofocus mode...". If it really isn't an autofocus lens, it won't autofocus on any camera, in any mode.

Brian
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Tucsonmr2

AU
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#5. "RE: Does the D7000 need Auto focus lens?" | In response to Reply # 4

Tucsonmr2 Registered since 08th Nov 2012
Thu 08-Nov-12 10:25 PM

/\ yep thanks
thats what i was meant to say.
cheers

Sinikon

HR
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#6. "RE: Does the D7000 need Auto focus lens?" | In response to Reply # 5

Sinikon Registered since 14th Sep 2012
Fri 09-Nov-12 01:21 PM

Didn't know that there is incamera focus motor. Interesting news for me! Thanks!

G