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Old Nov 22, 2007, 7:03 AM   #1
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I am considering purchasing a D40. Since this is my first DSLR, I realize I am buying into the Nikon family. My concern is that the D40 uses a different AF technology than the rest of the Nikon DSLRS. I'm wondering if they plan on continuing to make cameras that will work with AF-S lenses? ON the one hand it seems like it would be a good thing, on the other hand, I can see it creating plenty of frustrated Nikon users whose stockpile of lenses no longer will have AF ability on the new bodies. Any input on this would be helpful.



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Old Nov 22, 2007, 7:11 AM   #2
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All current Nikon DSLR bodies work with AF-S lenses and you are likely to see more lenses with this technology as time passes. So, you could use them on another body if you upgraded.

The difference is that all bodies *except* for the D40 and D40x will also work with lenses that do not have focus motors built in (non AF-S lenses). The D40 and D40x require a lens with a built in focus motor (if you want Autofocus) So, that rules out a lot of lenses if you want Autofocus and use a D40 or D40x. The other Nikon DSLR bodies don't have that issue (they will work with either Autofocus Lens type).

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