Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Nikon Lenses

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Mar 27, 2008, 7:33 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
En121's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 541
Default

Hey guys. I've been taking photos for a while now with my Kodak P880, and I'm about to step up to a Nikon D40x. I've been looking around at lenses for the darn thing, some have pretty good reviews, and look rather nice, but I was wondering if any of you guys have suggestions for a guy just about to enter the DSLR world.

I'm on a budget, only about 100-230 dollars, and there's a lot of lenses in that range. I'm looking for lenses with either Macro or telephoto capabilities that dp the job well for their price range.

So any samples from lenses, or suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

-Jake.
En121 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Mar 28, 2008, 9:54 AM   #2
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Savannah, GA (USA)
Posts: 22,378
Default

Be aware that any lens you use on a D40, D40x or D60 will need a built in focus motor if you want to use Autofocus. For example, Nikon's AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) lens feature, or Sigma's HSM (Hypersonic Motor) feature. That's because these 3 Nikon cameras don't have focus motors built into them.

So, make sure any lens that is not a Nikkor AF-S or Sigma HSM lens will work on your camera body if you want Autofocus (most others won't Autofocus on a D40, D40x or D60). Other Nikon DSLR models won't have this restriction (they can use Autofocus lenses without focus motors built in since one is built into their camera bodies).

JimC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 28, 2008, 11:05 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
En121's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 541
Default

Yeah, unfourtunately my budget doesn't really permit a D80 or something, so I'll have to work with what I have.

Thanks for your reply, that helps. I now know that any Sigma lens with HSM will work well with the D40x.



En121 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 1, 2008, 5:22 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 13
Default

If on a budget the 18-55 & 55-200 VR's would be hard to beat if you want to buy new.

Adorama, Cameta Camera and other honest dealers have large selections on used lenses in almost new condition that can be great buys. I have bought many used lenses and have never had a problem.

You will have to be careful that they will work on your camera.
Valleyjim is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 6:07 AM.