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ThisIsManilaHigh™ 3:40pm, 20 August 2010
can i use the Nikon Lens AF Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G for my D5000?
Lee Jinks 8 years ago
yes
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GregM35 8 years ago
You can use it, BUT it will not auto Focus.
ThisIsManilaHigh™ 8 years ago
ok thanks!! :]
Lee Jinks Posted 8 years ago. Edited by Lee Jinks (member) 8 years ago
It WILL autofocus on the D5000. The G designator shows that it has the silent wave motor for focusing making it an AF-S lens.
nikonusa.com/Find-Your-Nikon/Product/Camera-Lenses/2161/A...

[I had to correct this so disregard the statement and read further]
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GregM35 8 years ago
@leejinks I believe he is talking about the older AF 70-300 not the AF-S VR version. It does not have the motor built in.

nikonusa.com/Find-Your-Nikon/Product/Camera-Lenses/1928/A...
ThisIsManilaHigh™ 8 years ago
you mean if it says G it will autofocus?
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GregM35 8 years ago
No, G does not mean auto focus. For Nikon it has to be an AF-S lens to auto focus on the D40/60/3000/5000. AF lenses need a camera with a built in motor to auto focus, a D80/90/300 etc.
-m0cha- 8 years ago
Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Zoom Telephoto AF Zoom Nikkor Autofocus Lens

this lens will not autofocus with d5000 but a lot cheaper

Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G Nikkor AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor IF-ED

while this one will autofocus because it's an AF-S but cost a lot more
David M: 8 years ago
Ken Rockwell has a section on the "G" lenses on his site, he says "G lenses are lenses which have been crippled by removing their aperture rings to save cost."
Lee Jinks 8 years ago
I stand corrected. I always thought that the G designator indicated the SWM which therefore made it an AF-S lens. This is not correct as GregM35 has pointed out. I apologize for the confusion.

Now that I've learned something today, I'll have to wait until tomorrow to learn something else. You can't rush these things you know.
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