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I recently purchased the Nikor 50mm f/1.8 lens. Why am I unable to shoot in all modes, using settings other than aperature at 1.8?

I've noticed a blinking FEE on my screen.
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you need to set the aperture ring to the largest number which i thin is 22. if u dont have at least a d 90. this lens will not autofocus.. d 5200 and down wil be manual focus only.
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Turn the aperture ring on the lens to f/22 and move the lock switch (orange color) so the ring won't turn by accident.
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Have you moved the aperture ring to 22 and locked the orange switch (near the 2.8 mark) to allow camera adjustment of the aperture?
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that's becasue you don't have the aperture ring set for auto exposure control. I had the same problem and I noticed the ring was not set where the orange mark was in the auto position. Play with that.
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It's been awhile since I play with this lens but check to make sure the F/Stop Ring lock is set to the opposite of whatever you have it at currently. You should see a little latch that pushes up to unlock and down to the orange mark to lock. Good luck and hope that works.
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Make sure that you set the lens itself to its smallest opening when you mount it on the camera.
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FEE means that the lens aperture ring is not set to minimum aperture. You need to set the ring to minimum aperture (largest f-number).
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D3100 with Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF

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I just purchased Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF and using it on my D3100...I bought this lens as it has large aperture ie 1.8 ...When i fixed the lens to my D3100 it said no lens set aperture to F22 and lock the aperture ring...So i did it..then i was not able to rotate the aperture ring to make it 1.8F...I was little worried but then i was able to change the aperture to F1.8 in the camera settings(D3100) in A priority mode. Everything was fine... Keeping the aperture at F1.8 i turned off the camera and opened the lens to check whether the aperture has really opened up completely.. But i found that it was small hole which is equal to F22..... Now my question is ... Does changing the aperture in D3100 really changing the aperture or its just shows at F1.8 on viewfinder but in reality its still F22. Why when i open the lens at F1.8 setting in D3100 the aperture hole is still small=F22 ?
When the lens is attached and the camera is on i cannot see/verify that aperture has really opened up..
I may sound wierd but i want to make sure i am really using F1.8 aperture on my D3100 with this D lens...Otherwise i would return and order the af-s g lens.
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The aperture is f/22 when you take the camera off the lens because the aperture ring on the lens is set to f/22. However, when you have the lens attached to the D3100 and set to f/1.8, the photograph will be taken at f/1.8. When it comes to automatic cameras, the state of the 'aperture hole' when the lens is off the camera has absolutely no bearing on what the lens does when a photo is being taken. For example, the resting state of the G lenses is the maximum aperture when not connected to the lens #tiny hole#.

#this may confuse you [if it does, just pretend you didn't read it]# Another tidbit of info is that regardless of what you have the aperture set to, when you are looking through the viewfinder, the aperture is always as wide as the lens can go--it only closes to, say, f/11 for the period of time that the photo is being taken.

Also, a great way to solve a problem like this by yourself would be to take a picture with the aperture set at f/22 and one with the aperture set at f/1.8, and if there is a drastic difference between the two photographs, you can deduce that your camera is, in fact, controlling the aperture.
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I read somewhere that there is not much difference between D&G..And D is compatible with non-nikon also..So i bought this lens..Is there any other noticeable benefit of G other than auto focus considering i m using D3100... I just got the lens today from amazon at 124$ ..Its not too late I can exchange it with G lens. It will cost 219$...Please suggest wisely..is it worth spending extra 100$...thanks..

Also if someone can suggest must have accessories/lens for a beginer of D3100?
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It should be at 1.8 if you manually set it. Take a picture, download it and your photo software will tell you at what aperture the picture was shot at. Why didn't you get the AF-S to begin with, better lens not much more money
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The mechanical aperture control ring is there on this lens to allow it to be backwards compatible with older mechanical Nikon film bodies. On your camera the aperture is controlled electronically by the body. On an entry level model like the D3100 there is no depth-of-field preview button to electronically stop-down the lens to the chosen aperture.
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The camera body controls aperture not the lens, yes it will open it up to 1.8, you should be able to see this in the out of focus areas in your images.
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is the 50mm 1.8 autofocuse lens compatable with the D40?

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There isn't a simple answer to your question. If you take compatible to mean all D40 functions will work on the 50 mm f/1.8 D, then the answer is no. Specifically, the autofocus will not work. You can, however, use the electronic focus dot (should be in the lower left; check your manual) and manually rotate the focus ring. If you take compatible to mean can you mount it on the D40 and take pictures, then the answer is yes. You'll have P, S, A, and M modes and you can focus by hand. Since there is a CPU in the lens, you'll probably be able to meter through the lens (but check the D40's manual for Nikon's official position on this, as I don't shoot with a D40).
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No, the autofocus feature will not work with the D40 (or the D60). However, you can still use the lens on the D40, but you have to do manual focus.
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Nope. AFS lenses only for autofocus. Great lens, but sorry, you are out of luck.
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It will work but not well because you will lose autofocus capability and I don't believe it will meter. The camera body has to have the screwtype af motor built into it.
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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 D40 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.

You may want to try the AF-S version of this lens.
 
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Will this lens autofocus on a Nikon D7000?

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Yes. It will do so quickly and quietly. My experience is that it will also do it accurately (but I've not run any precise tests). Follow the D7000 manual's instructions for AF and lens changes and you shouldn't have any problems. My D7000 and f/1.8 D lens combination autofocuses better and more rapidly than any of my kit lenses.
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Absolutely. Great lens, I use it on my D90 without a problem and with great results. It is a standard D type lens. All D7000 camera functions are supported with D type and G type lenses.
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Yes.
See Compatible Lenses for your D7000:
AF-NIKKOR for F3AF not supported
AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II
DX AF NIKKOR: All functions possible
Electronic rangefinder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster
IX Nikkor lenses cannot be used
Non-CPU: Can be used in modes A and M; color matrix metering and aperture value display supported if user provides lens data (AI lenses only)
Other AF NIKKOR: All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II
PC Micro-NIKKOR does not support some functions
Type G or D AF NIKKOR: All functions supported
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This lens will autofocus on Nikon 7000, because Nikon 7000 have internal AF motor.
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Yes. I own the D7000, and it performs perfectly as expected.
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How do I auto focus with this lens on a D60?

 
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Sorry, the D60 does not have the AF coupling mechanism the f/1.8 D needs. If you check page 146 of the D60 manual, you'll notice that the D60 can autofocus only with AF-S or AF-I lenses. Basically, it is an issue of where the AF motor is located: in the body or in the lens. The D-series lenses need the body to have the motor and the D60 doesn't have one. You can use the electronic rangefinder (see page 116 of the manual) to assist manual focusing this lens, but the D60 by itself will not autofocus with any of the D lenses.
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The autofocus feature does not work on the D60. You have to use focus manually.
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The D60 cannot AF with this lens. You can use any lens with (G) SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for AF.
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AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D lens with Nikon D60 (D5000, D3100, D3000, D50, D40 or D40x) will works only in manual mode, because both lens and camera body does not have internal Auto Focus (AF) motor.
AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G lens will support auto focus with D60 (D5000, D3100, D3000, D50, D40, D40x), because this lens have internal Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM), enables fast, accurate, and quiet autofocus.

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If you want to use this lens on a D60 you will have to achieve focus manually since the camera body doesn’t have the internal motor for AF.
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I just bought this along with the D3200 - which apparently it autofocuses on, yet mine doesn't seem to? Is there a setting I need to change?

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This lens working only in manual mode with Nikon D320 because you can use only lenses with built in motor to perform autofocus hense the Nikon D320 doesn't have internal motor
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Unfortunately, your D3000 lacks the 'focusing screwdriver' that will autofocus the AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 lens. This lens requires that the camera has a motor in it to autofocus.

The only lenses that will autofocus on the D3000 are the ones that have AF-S in the title. The AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G is the closest match to the one you bought that will autofocus on the D3000 body. AF-S means the lens has its own internal focusing motor.
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the af d lens will not autofocus on this camera. uneed the afs g lens to autofocus on your camera.
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It will not af on the D3200 as the camera has no built focus motor, the only 50mm that will af is the newer AF-s version and not the AF-d.
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Is autofocus included for a D3000?

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Sorry, no autofocus motor. You have to stick to AFS lenses.
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AF is not available with this lens (50mm f/1.8D) for you Camera D3000. You will need to use a lens with (G) Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for AF.
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If you need 50mm 1.4 Nikon lens with auto focus for D3000, you need AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G, which have internal Silent Wave Motor (SWM).
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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. Camera’s such as the D3000 do not have a focus motor in it and can be smaller and lighter but 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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Sorry, no autofocus motor on the D5000 - you need AFS lenses (with their own motors). Other than autofocus the other functions will work fine; you have to stick to AFS lenses for autofocus on the D5000. Great lens if you don't mind manually focusing your shots.
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The Nikon 50mm f/1.8D will work with you camera but you will have to manual focus. In order for the AF to work you will need to look at lens with (G) with SWM (Silent Wave Motor).
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AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D will works with Nikon D5000 only in manual focus mode, because this lens needs internal AF motor in the camera body, which D5000 does not have.
But if you need 50mm 1.4 Nikon lens with auto focus for D5000, you can use AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G, which have internal Silent Wave Motor (SWM) and better resolution than AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D.

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If you want to use this lens on a D5000 you will have to achieve focus manually since the camera body doesn’t have the internal motor for AF.
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The D90 specifications state that it supports all G and D AF lenses, so there shouldn't be any problems with a Nikkor f/1.8 D AF lens. If you want to be really careful you could rent one (or borrow one from an understanding friend) for a day and test it out.
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Yes, it is compatible with the D90.
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Yes. Nikon 50mm f/1.8D fully compatible with Nikon D90. All you need to do is move your aperture ring to f/22 and push the lock switch (orange switch).
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Yes, you can use this lens with the D90.
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When I shoot portraits of models against a white background with my 50mm f1.8D I get a blue flare in the center of the image.

The blue or purple flare is very noticeable even in the LCD screen on my D90.
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Try removing the useless protective filter the salesman sold you. Try again.
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- Is this a new lens for this camera?
- Did you have this problem with any other cameras?
- Does the blue or purple flare appear on the final image also?
- Do you have studio lights that may be hitting the lens at those angles?
- Try changing the Aperature with all other settings the same to see if it helps.
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Is this lens compatible for D3100? If no pls. suggest and equivalent lens for D 3100.

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Yes and No. It will fit on the D3100 but this lens will not autofocus. You will need to manually focus it yourself. If you want a similar lens, I'd recommend the new 50mm f/1.8G AF-S lens. It's the same as the f/1.8D but it has a SWM motor and autofocuses for you. Plus, it shoots smoother, and sharper pictures than the 50mm f/1.8D.

Any AF-S lens are compatible with the D3100. All AF Lens are not compatible, meaning it doesn't autofocus for you plus other features the lens was designed for.
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Yes, But you will have to manually focus the lens.
I don't mind, and I get some great portraits..
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Yes it is compatible, as are nearly ever Nikon lens, however, you will not have autofocus. If its a 50mm you are after then you may want to look out for the new 50mm 1.8 af-s that has just been announced as this will work and have af on your camera.
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What models are compatible with this lense?

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And as I know, it's no VR lens, so there'd be some camera shake, and as Saikat said, won't autofocus with the cheaper DSLRs and SLRs like the F3. It is an old lens you know....
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This lens is compatible with entry level nikon cameras also, but it will not autofocus with D3000, D3100, D5000 or D5100 whcih do not have inbuilt motor in camera body.
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All of them! At least from the past 3 decades.
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What is the real difference between the "old" 50mm F1.8 and the newer version?

Today i walked into the multimedia store and saw a 50mm F1.8 for 130€ pretty nice price, but then i walked into another store and they sold the 50mm F1.8 for 212€ the guy said it was the new version? so i wanted to know, whats the new version like compared to the old one, any mayor differences?
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And AF-s have a better bokeh than AF lens becuse diaphragm of AF-s lens is round and it's optic is better.
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Newer version is a lot of better quality in f/1.8-f/2.8 because it have aspherical element. In fact it's sharper than AF-s 50 f/1.4!!! :)
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Newer version has built in focus motor to autofocus on DX cameras without built in screw drives
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Does it work with nikon film cameras?

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Sorry, but your question is not specific enough. If you mean, does it cover/fill the 35 mm film to its full extent. Yes, it does--it is an FX lens (as opposed to a DX lens). If you mean, do the camera functions work, well, that's a bit harder to answer. Nikon has made a lot of cameras over the years, some of which work well with the f/1.8 D AF lens. Other camera models work only in certain modes or not at all. For instance, I can use this lens on my old, but trustworthy, Nikon FA, but I won't get autofocus or some nice metering the D lenses can help with. On the other hand, if I borrow my friend's F5, this lens can do anything the F5 asks it to do. If you have a manual for your film camera, check the "lens compatibility" section and look for what it says about the AF/AF-D lenses. If you don't have a manual, check the Nikon website.
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Absolutely. I bought it with my film N80. I now use it with my digital D90, and still love it. It was my first lens, and can't live without it.
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Yes, you can use this lens with film cameras.
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What settings do I use on a D90 to get a clear subject and blurred background taking a portrait shot using this lense?

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To get the bokeh (blurred background) use the lower f number in apeture priority. IE f1.4 as you increase the f# your background becomes clearer...
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With Nikon D90 you have 3 options:

#1 Select Advanced Scene Modes, Portrait (or Night Portrait, if you need detailed brightness of black background (night town);

#2 Select Aperture-Priority Auto (A) with aperture 1.8, 2.0 or 2.8 and Face-Priority AF

#3 Select Manual Mode with aperture 1.8, 2.0 or 2.8 and Face-Priority AF.

How will be clear subject and blurred background will depends from distance to the main subject and background (as far background from main subject as more blurred will be background), but you can play with aperture and find what you really need:

1.8 will give you small depth field of the main subject and the most blurred background;

2.8 will give you bigger depth field of the main subject and still blurred background;

4.0 and 5.6 will make all main subject in focus and blurred background, if it is very far away.

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Close-Up

Wondering if this lens would work okay to close up photos such as of flowers or for a wedding their rings?
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Yes, particularly wide open at f/1.8 and a tripod or flash.
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This lens is very good for portraits and landscaping, but is not a close up lens.

You might want to check other lenses for close up photography.
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Will this lens work with a D3100?

What's the difference between this lens and the 50mm f/1.4g? Thanks in advance!!!
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The 3100 doesn't have its own focus motor, so you need AFS lenses for autofocus. If you manual focus then no problem, but the autofocus on 3100 is not compatible with the 50mm 1.8D.
I think the G is similar except it doesn't have an aperture ring for manual on-the-lens aperture changes (something I never do) and relies on camera to set the lens aperture - which I always do even though my lens is the D and has the aperture ring.
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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.

You may want to try the AF-S version of this lens.
 
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Can this be used on a L100?

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no the L100 does not use slr lenes
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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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Nikon d3100

will this work fine on a d3100?
Or will I have to buy a tool to hook it to before the body?
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This will work fine on the D3100 but the autofocus will not work. You will have to manually focus it yourself when you're taking pictures. It shouldn't be too hard as you can use live view to help you focus as best as possible instead of through the viewfinder. I'll recommend the new 50mm f/1.8G AF-S lens for you. It's the same but is compatible with your body and will autofocus for you. Plus it has a SWM motor so it's quiet when focusing. A plus when you're shooting video.
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It will work, but will not autofocus on D3100 body.
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my 50mm has an aperture ring. but the camera just tells me to lock it in place. but how do i use it to adjust my aperture during shooting?.

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The feature is for older DSLRs. The new models will require you to lock the aperture to 22 in place since it's done digitally/automatically for you through the menu.
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On a dslr the aperture is set in camera and not on the lens that is why its telling you to lock the aperture ring. The lens aperture ring is used on older film cameras that are unable to control aperture.
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