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Old Nov 8, 2009, 10:19 AM   #1
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Default D3000 Compatiable Lenses

Is a Nikon Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4~f/5.6 AF G Lens compatible with the Nikon D3000?


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Old Nov 8, 2009, 10:32 AM   #2
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No (it's not fully compatible, unless you want to use manual focus).

Within the Nikon lineup, you'll need an AF-S (Silent Wave Focus motor) lens if you want Autofocus. The Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6 AF lens is not an AF-S lens. Note that Nikon does offer a 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 AF-S VR (Vibration Reduction) lens you could use on it, and there are a number of other lenses available from both Nikon and third party lens manufacturers now with built in motors that would allow Autofocus on a D3000. But, the lens you're looking at is not one of them.

You can see a list of Nikkor lenses here. Only the lenses that have AF-S in their product names will Autofocus on your D3000.

http://www.nikonusa.com/Find-Your-Ni...ses/index.page
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Old Nov 8, 2009, 10:39 AM   #3
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If you're looking for a budget 70-300mm lens for your D3000, you may want to look at the Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro. Just make sure that you buy one that has a "Built In Motor", as they also made some of their same lenses without Built In Motors. Note how this listing specifically mentions that the one they're selling has a Built In Motor (which means that it would Autofocus on your D3000):

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...5_6_Di_LD.html
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