50mm f1.8

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  1. meepitsmeagan

    meepitsmeagan Meagan & The Cattle Dog Crew

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    I'd really like one, but with my Nikon D40 I was told it wouldn't autofocus. Anyone know of a lens with similar photo quality that would? I hate manual focusing. >.<
     
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    RottenFlower rotties are my kryptonite

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    If you purchase an AF-S lens, it will autofocus.
     
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    meepitsmeagan Meagan & The Cattle Dog Crew

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    RottenFlower rotties are my kryptonite

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    Ding, ding, ding!

    This lens will autofocus. And when in doubt, just check the product specs for your specific camera.
     
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    meepitsmeagan Meagan & The Cattle Dog Crew

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    Wow, I feel like a big dumbass. I'm so new to this and half the time just flat out reading something doesn't make sense to me. I'm a super visual learner.

    I found what I needed. Thanks guys!
     
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    meepitsmeagan Meagan & The Cattle Dog Crew

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    I really appreciate it! For some reason I just didn't make that AF-S connection from your first post.

    Maybe I should take a photo class. Lol.
     
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    RottenFlower rotties are my kryptonite

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    I got a Beginning Photography Groupon a few years ago. It was really worth the $20. Just make sure to read the reviews of the company from which you're buying.
     
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    RBark Got Floof?

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    If you're not sure "why" the difference exists, the D40 doesn't have an internal autofocus motor like many cameras do.

    So, anytime a lens doesn't have it's own autofocus motor, it won't autofocus on your camera. So if you buy lens in the future, just check to make sure it has an autofocus motor. It's called a bunch of things, often something like Ultra Sonic Motor, or something along those lines.
     

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