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Is the AF nikkor 85mm f1.8D compatible with the nikon D90? I having trouble with AF.

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Hi, If you photograph people try to point focus to his/her eye.
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The D90 might not have an internal focusing motor, which is required for the AF to work on this lens. I have a D5000, for example, and need to focus manually.
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Yes it is, make sure all the contacts between camera and lens are clean
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AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D

My AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 d lense appears not auto focus on my D40 camera. Should it? if so, how do make the auto focus?
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no, it shouldn't. only af-s (or internal motor drive) lenses can autofocus on a d40, d60, d3000, d3100, d5000 and d5100 bodies as they lack the screw drive built into the body.
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The D40 does not have a screw drive that I am aware of, so this lens will not auto focus.
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Is the D5000 compatible with the AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8D lens?

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Will the AF work with the D3100? Or will I have to MF?
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Yes it is compatible, however you will have to manual focus it.
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does it work with the D3100?

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This lens will indeed work with a D3100. However, it will not autofocus on a D3100 because neither the camera nor the lens have an internal autofocus motor.
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Yes but you will have to focus manually, it does not have a built in lens motor
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Is this lens made in Thailand or in Japan?

I went to 2 different stores and one sells Nikkor 85mm 1.8 D made in Thailand and one Nikkor 85mm 1.8 D made in Japan.

The ones sold in the US is only made in Japan or it is also made in Thailand.
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They are made in thailand. But if you check out ACE PHOTO IN VIRGINA, THEY HAVE ONE LEFT THAT IS MADE IN JAPAN.
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Nikon operates factories all across the globe and each operate to the same high standard. While individual cameras are marked with their country of manufacture we can't make a blanket statement about which camera is produced where.
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5T Close Up Lens & 85mm f1.8D

Does the 85mm f1.8D work with the 5T Close Up Lens? Is there any focus distance and magnification information available?
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Lens to Subject Distance is 775-461mm. Reproduction Ratio is 1:7.8-1:4.3 and Subject field size is 188 x 282 - 104 x 156 in millimeter.
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Yes, 5T & 6T can use with AF 85 f/1.8D.
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Is the AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D compatible with the D3000? and f you have to MF?

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It's will not Auto Focus with D3000.
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Yes it will fit nd yes you have to manual focus.
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i bought this accidently for my d7000. i ordered it thinking it was the new version of 85mm 1.8g. it doesnt seem to work in anyother aperture size....

accept for the default setting which is 16. thats not good?
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I put the F stop on 16, locked it and I am only able to control the shutter speed. Not the aperture. Can someone please advise.

Thanks
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This lens is fully compatible with the D7000. Set the aperture on the lens to f/16 and lock it there using the switch located just to the right of 1.8. Now the lens will function in all exposure modes with the aperture being set electronically using the rotating wheel.
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Nikkor 85mm 1.8D and Nikon Df compatibility in Aperture mode

Hi,

I have bought a Nikkor 85mm 1.8D for my Nikon Df.
But it only works with the aperture set to f16.
If I set it to f.8 or more, I get FEE error, whatever the mode (A, M, P) and cannot take any photo.

I thought the Df would accept ANY lens.
Am I missing something or is the lens/camera faulty.

Thanks for your answer.

Regards,

jm
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Aperture must be set and locked a F/16, aperture is then controlled by the camera not the lens.
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Please read pages 267-268 of the user manual.
It can be downloaded here:
http://download3.nikonimglib.com/archive1/Fmy0O00idFXn00BhAlP77grqqn65/Df_(En)01.pdf
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Is it compatible with D5200?

Hi, I would like to buy this Lens and use it with D5200 Camera. is it compatible? can i use auto focus mode while taking pictures or i have to manually adjust the focus ring. plz suggest.
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Will not auto focus, as neither the lens or the camera have built in focus motors. You need the AF-S version the -S means the lens has a built in focus motor.
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It will fit no problem but will be manual focus only.
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Why is this lens listed here? It does not appear to be available to "Add to Cart"

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The AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D Lens is an archived lens, which means that is no longer being produced. However, refurbished models of this lens are sometimes available, in which case the "Add to Cart" button would become available.
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Out of stock, but several online authorized Nikon dealers have it in Stock.
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Will this work with a coolpix p90?

Will this work with a coolpix p90?
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This camera doesn't use interchangeable lenses. This model offers a Digital Vari-program modes. Selecting a program automatically optimizes settings to suit the selected scene, making creative photography as easy as rotating the mode dial.
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What does the "D" mean?

I recently acquired several used Nikkor lenses, one of which is marked "AF NIKKOR 85mm f1.8" without the D as shown in the photo above of Product Number 1931. What are the differences between my lens and the one with the D designation?
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A NIKKOR lens that sends distance information to the microcomputer of a dedicated Nikon camera. D-type lenses can be distinguished by a model name in which the letter D follows the maximum f/number.
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Can you get the 5000 series with a AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D?

 
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If you are referring to the D5000 and the new D5100 please take note that 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 these two 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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Will this lens work with a d90?

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Yes it will.
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Is the 35mm 1.8 compatible with nikon d300s

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Yes it is.
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What exactly does it mean by close range sports? and Does it take great portraits?

would this camera work for volleyball? I need to take pictures at games, but I don't know what kind of lense to buy. I would like to do photo shoots of people and places.
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This is a really good lens for indoor sport and portrait. Best value.
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How do you manual foucus?

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unless your camera has an internal focusing motor (and only higher end DSLRs do) you will need to manual focus using the focusing ring on the lens. The good news is that the focus indicator on the camera will still work. While looking through the viewfinder you will see a green dot light up when the subject is in focus. Awesome lens, by the way,
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Does it work with a D70s?

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Yes
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does this work with the d3000?

also is this camera best for shooting low light concerts?
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Yes but will be manual focus.
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