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Will this lens work on the D700?

Will this work on the D700? Will I be able to set the aperture on the camera?
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It will work and you can set the aperture but it should be done inside of the camera, not physically. Set the aperture on the orange number and adjust it in aperture priority or manual modes.
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Yes, I had a first generation 60 AF and it works in all modes with a D3 that I had as well as my older D2x so it should work fine with your D700.
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Yes, you can use this lens in the D700. You just need to set the lens in it's minimum number.
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Does it fit on the D60 body?

Does this lens (AF Micro-NIKKOR
60mm f/2.8D) fit on the D60 body?
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It will fit on the D60. You will have to use manual focus because the D60 does not have a focus motor in-camera and the 60mm 2.8D is not a SWM lens. You should consider the AF-S model 60mm 2.8G as auto-focus will work fast and accurate and its not much more in cost.
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Yes it fit but you will have no autofocus, not that it really matters having af if you are doing macro as most of the time you will use manual focus anyway.
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Controlling aperture size using D5000 body

Hi all. I just got a AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D and I've put it on my D5000 body. I've been impressed with the lens so far, but some of my shots were a bit overexposed, which prompted me to want to change the aperture size. There is an option to manually switch between different f-stops on the lens, but when I did this, the camera yelled at me saying that the manual setting must remain locked into f-stop = 32. I haven't fiddled around with it much yet, but after the camera's reprimand, I then assumed that the body of the camera would control aperture size (either automatically, or through my manual settings). Is this correct? Will the camera body control the f-stop, or will all my pictures be in f-stop = 32 with this lens/body combo? Thanks for any help!
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Lock the lens at F/32 and let the camera control the aperture. The only time you would use the aperture ring would be on an older 35mm body, in other words an old film camera.
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The aperture needs to be set on the camera body, that is why you need to keep the lens locked at the minimum aperture.
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Is the AF-S 2.8 60mm lens worth the added cost?

I am thinking of buying a 2.8 60mm lens and am wondering if the increased cost to buy an AF-S lens is worth the added cost. I understand the AF-S is quieter and "smoother," but would I notice any difference in photo quality?

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AF-s version is better background than AF version and it's mechanism is a lot of better than AF version.
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There is not enough information to answer specifically.
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Will this lens work for the D3000

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If you want autofocus you need the af-s micro 60 mm f2.8g
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It will work but manual focus only. Neither the lens or camera have focus motors. You nerd the AF-S 60mm f2.8g
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Will this work with the D3200?

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Yes, but will be manual focus, not that it matters as manual focus is much easier with this lens at close focus distances.
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You will only be able to focus manually. Neither the lens or the camera have a built in focus motor.
You need lenses marked AF-S or AF-I .
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Is this lens compatible with a D3200 and with a D600?

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D600 has a focus motor and is compatible. Neither the lens or the D3200 have a built in focus motor so the lens will not auto focus.
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Yes, though it will not auto focus on the D3200
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Is this lens compatile with Nikon D40X?

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The d40x does not have a built in lens motor, so this lens would not autofocus.
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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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Will this lens work on the D3100?

I am thinking of purchasing the D3100 and would like to know if my Nikor AF Micro 60mm lens will work.
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Yes it will work, having no af on the the D3100 is not really any problem as most times macro would be using manual focus.
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it will work beautifully, but it will not autofocus. look for AF-S lenses if you want autofocus on your d3100 as that body lacks an internal motor, so the lens needs to have one.
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Will this work for sure on D90?

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Yes it will.
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60mm f/2.8D AF Micro-Nikkor Lens with a D7000

Finally upgrading from the film era, manual focus cameras (FE2, FA), I'm not sure about the compatibility of autofocus lenses. I purchased a D7000 and I am wondering if this lens will work with this camera.
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Yes it will.
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What 60mm Micro lens is compatable with my D50

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http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Products/Product/Camera-Lenses/2177/AF-S-Micro-NIKKOR-60mm-f%252F2.8G-ED.html
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would this work with Nikon D7000?

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yes
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Can you zoom with this lens?

or would you have to physically get close to everything?
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It is a fixed lens, you zoom with your feet.
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Will this lens fit on a Nikon D3000

My lens that I have on it now says DX, so can an FX fit?
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This lens will work but will not autofocud, it does not a a built in focus motor so a camera with a focus motor is required. Your camera does not have this feature so you need lenses designated AF-S
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F-Stop inaccuracy with 60mm 2.8D on D700

I'm not sure if this is something I need to send the lens in for repair for. When attached to the D700, the f-stop range displayed on the D700 shows f3.2 to f36, instead of f2.8 to f32. Everything else seems to be working normally and the images are crisp and clear. Fantastic images!
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In order to better assist you, please give us a call:
Nikon Technical Support
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1-800-Nikon-US (1-800-645-6687)
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Is it fully compatible with my D80? Any recommended settings that is required ?

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Lens is compatible, not sure which settings you are questioning.
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I can't find the serial number on this 60mm Micro lens

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Laser engraved on bottom of aperture ring.
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Is this lens compatible with a Nikon D90?

A friend gave this lens a few weeks ago but it does not work with my D90
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Doesn't work in what way? If you are getting a lens error message try setting the minimum aperature to f/32. It must be left in that position to work. The aperature is then controlled using the camera not the lens aperture ring. If that is not it try cleaning the contacts on the lens and camera.
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Will this lens work well with the D3100?

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Yes, but manual focus only.
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