I am new to AF camera. For over 10 years I have been using a FG with great results. I have now purchased a N60. I need to buy a few zoom lenses. I am looking at the Tamron. Will they have the "D" cpu in them to transfer the data to the camera? The camera came with a Nikkor 35-80 f/4-5.6D. I really want a 28-80. I will buy the Nikkor's if that is the only way to stay compatable with all my camera's functions. Thanks.
Not being a Tamron user, I am not sure if they have D-type lenses, but I don't think so. Please post your question in the Non-Nikon products/Tamron lenses forum. That way you might attract the right audience
The Tamron line has lenses that are compatable with the D system in Nikon cameras. However this function is mainly used for flash work and doesn't come into play if your working in longer focal lengths. It would be in your best interests to get more info on the D system to make the decision about the best feature/ price for your zooming needs Jeff Markus
The N60 doesn't use the 3D meter for flash photography - where it's really needed. You will not see a difference between D and non D lenses. Tamron lenses can be bought (just as Sigmas can) with their "encoder technology" which is basically the same thing used to perform "D" calculations.
From what I have heard from talking with camera techs and some pros, Tokina and Tamron contract and use proprietary Nikon technology for "D" compatibility. Sigma uses their own technology. Also, you can always use non "D" AF lenses on even the most advanced Nikon camera such as the new N80 and F100, and the pro F5. Doug