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I can't figure out how to get it to autofocus on the d3000???

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Your Nikon D3000 does not have a Built-In Motor to drive "D" type lenses -- You need to buy AF-S lenses (Built-In Motor in the Lens) for this Nikon Body. You can buy Off-Brand Lenses that have the HSM motor built into the lens (Sigma).
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Typo D3000
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D300 does not have a built in lens motor.
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if the lens does not have a HSM (built in motor) it will not auto focus. If it has a HSM, buillt in motor, ;ook on the left side of the lens for a switch ( A-M ), switch it to A- for autom and M- for manual focus.
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Where is the serial number on my AF Zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF?

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I found my serial number very lightly engraved (almost invisibly -- the light has to hit it just right) on the aperture ring near the base approximately 180 degrees opposite the f/2.8 marker.
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To loacate the serial number of the AF Zoom 24-85 f/2.8-4 D IF lens please see the following article to help locate the serial number: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...
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It is engraved lightly on the underside of the lens just below the aperture ring. Should be under approximately F/4 stop.
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Does this lens auto focus on a D3100?

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Short answer, no.
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Nikon offers two types of autofocus digital camera bodies: those with a built-in focus drive motor and those which require a lens to have a motor. Cameras such as the D3100 do not have a focus motor in it so they require the lens to have the focusing motor – an “AF-S” lens. While these bodies can use a lens with no focus motor (an “AF” lens) you would have to manually turn the focus ring to bring the subject in to sharp focus.
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I am unable to set this lens to f/2.8 at 24mm in any mode on my D7000. What could be wrong?

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Try using the Aperture Priority (A mode) or Manual (M mode) then turn your command/sub-command wheel to select your preferred setting. I hope this helps.
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On most lenses the maximum aperture will decrease when you zoom in, as the optics move to focus at the new zoom range. These zoom lenses are said to have a "variable" aperture. To achieve the widest possible aperture, you need to be at the widest possible zoom setting.
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Is this Len recommended for the D610 ? Does it cover the full sensor with out cropping?

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I have a D610 and use this lens on it. This is a FX (full frame) lens, it works fine, no cropping.
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It is a full frame lens. (FX)
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Is this lens compatible with Nikon D7000?

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Yes, the AF Zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF is compatible with the D7000. Wide to Telephoto 3.5x zoom lens ideal for landscape, full length portraits, travel and portrait photographs. Fast f/2.8 maximum aperture at 24m setting is ideal for available light shooting or slow/rear flash sync techniques. This lens is a manual focus lens therefore Manual focus is available for lenses that do not support autofocus on the D7000. To focus manually, adjust the lens focus ring until the image displayed on the clear matte field in the viewfinder is in focus. Photographs can be taken at any time, even when the image is not in focus.
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Yes it is
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Does this lens auto focus on a D90?

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Yes the D90 has built in screw drive to focus lens.
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Yes, the AF Zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF will auto focus with the D90.
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I need a nikon AF 24-85mm rubber grip ring replacement

Anyone know where i can find one?
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Please get in contact with the Nikon Parts Department
7AM - 3PM (Pacific). Monday - Friday
310-414-8107
Fax- 310-322-6979
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I want to know if this lens works with the D7000? why or why not?

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Yes, it will work. The D7000 has an internal focus motor, which the D3100/D5100 doesn't have. This means it autofocus with pretty much all Nikkor AF lenses made for DSLRs.
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I hear a lot reviewer use the phraise, vignette and soft focus, please define what these means.

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Please click on the link below for information:
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...
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Is this lens fully compatible w/ the D90? 3D Matrix Metering, etc.

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Yes, all functions on any AF, D or G lens will work on the D90
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If it doesn't have the built in HSM is there a way/attachment that will autofocus it or is it only manual?

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AF lenses will only auto focus on cameras with built in lens motor. If your's doesn't there is no attachment you will have to manually focus.
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Will this lens work with the new D800?

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Does this lens have a fixed aperture?

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No, its f/2.8 to f/4 depending on what focal length its set at, hence why its called a 24-85mmm f/2.8-f/4.
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This lens on the D700 Anyone?

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Yes it will work.
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I keep getting the fEE error on my d300s when using any f-stop other than f/22. Any Advice?

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Make sure the lens is locked a f22 and control aperture from the camera.
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Am using it with a new D600. I have MUCH trouble getting the Macro switch to go back to Normal. I keep trying, and trying then suddenly it goes.

Once it's in the macro mode, it's very difficult to go to normal. Am thinking of returning it to Amazon for a replacement.
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Refocus the lens beyond macro range to turn off macro mode.
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Sharpness

Is this lens sharper than the Nikon 18-135mm? I'm looking at purchasing this as I read some good reviews plus it has the macro facility whereas the newer f3.5 version doesn't.
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Lens Sharpness varies with Apertures. Please see the MTF curve on the product page for comparison information.
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Own a new D3200 and an older D40X. Will this lens auto-focus with these two cameras? Does this lens have its own auto-focus motor?

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No, lens does not have focus motor and neither camera does.
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Will the AF work on a D3200?

Will the AF work on the 3200 model ?
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No, the lens does not have a focus motor and neither does the camera. Look at lenses with a AF-S designation, the "S" means the lens has a silent wave focus motor.
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