Want to know what type of lenses you use with your digital Nikon body? I use a collection of old AF and AF-D lenses which are left over from my film days and few AF-S lenses. When I buy a lens I only get something that has a motor in the lens.
I have lots of lenses, the newer ones are AFS, older ones AFD, AF, AIS or AI. I don't particularly care which ones are which, since my cameras don't care. For the shooting that I do - mostly motorsports, some events, railroads and landscapes - most of the time, AF speed is not that important. With other cameras, it would be a lot more important.
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Currently I have three AF lenses, one AF-S (24-120 f/4) and two AF-D (135 f/2 and 180 f/2.8). I don't expect to get any more AF-S lenses in the near future. In fact, I'm satisfied with my lens set up now and am unlikely to obtain any lenses unless a steal comes along that I cannot pass up.
All of my other lenses are MF primes, which is what I really prefer to use.
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I own 7 lenses, 2 are AFS, the rest AFD. That has never been an issue in my purchases as my D3 and it's predecessors my D300 and D70 had autofocus motors. I have gotten some amazing shots with my 80-400 and while I would have had more keepers if it were the new AFS version, I have no desire to trade up at the moment. My latest additions were all f2.8 and that was far more important to me than how they focused.
Where does a lens like the 10.5mm DX Fisheye fit in? It is a G lens, but not AF-S. Do you consider it a D? Doesn't matter really as far as whether I would use it or not.
Of my 12 Nikkors, 6 are AF-S, 4 are AF non-s (D or G), and 2 are manual PC pr PC-E. OF my 8 Sigmas, all but 2 are HSM (equivalent to AF-S), my lone Tamron is USD (equivalent to AF-S) and my 3 Lensbabies are manual in every conceivable way.
Of the 4 Nikkor AF non-AF-s lenses, the 60mm f/2.8 D is the only one with and AF-S equivalent, but the D works just fine. The 10.5mm, 18mm and 135 FC have nothing similar in AF-S.