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Old Oct 2, 2009, 2:46 PM   #11
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What camera model do you have?

With most modern Nikon SLR or dSLR models, you set the aperture ring on the lens to it's highest f/stop value, and the camera controls the aperture (so there's no benefit to a non G lens). But, note that some Nikon models (the D40, D40x, D60, D3000, D5000) require lenses with built in focus motors if you want Autofocus (meaning only AF-S lenses will allow Autofocus if you're buying Nikkor lenses).
I see, so if i have a D80 then it doesn't make a difference because the camera can control the aperture. Thanks for your response.
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Old Oct 2, 2009, 2:50 PM   #12
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With a modern camera like the D80, there is no advantage to a non G lens (since you'd need to set the aperture ring to the highest f/stop value anyway, so that the camera can control the Aperture Setting). So, I'd look at how well a given lens model performs (sharpness, bokeh, vignetting, flare resistance, color, contrast, AF speed, ergonomics, build quality, etc.) versus whether or not it's a G lens.
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