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    phil_j
    phil_j e2 Member 8133 forum postsphil_j vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
    24 Apr 2009 - 10:24 PM

    Please pardon my ignorance.
    I am going on an organised photo shoot soon, and will have the chance to use some lenses other than my normal ones.

    I will be able to use a Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f2.8 G ED and a Nikon AF-S 300mm f4 IF-ED and just wanted to check that my trusty old D50 would be able to accept these.

    Again pardon my ignorance.

    Thanks

    Phil

    Last Modified By phil_j at 24 Apr 2009 - 10:25 PM
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    Richardtyrrelllandscapes

    Phil. You should have no problems with these two lenses on your D50. Have a good day out when it comes along.

    Richie.

    phil_j
    phil_j e2 Member 8133 forum postsphil_j vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
    24 Apr 2009 - 10:30 PM

    Thank Richie, I probably sound like a complete idiot for asking, but just wanted to check first!!

    LenShepherd
    LenShepherd e2 Member 62481 forum postsLenShepherd vcard United Kingdom
    26 Apr 2009 - 10:15 PM

    Looking at your portfolio you are a long, long way from being a photographic idiot.
    The lenses which AF on your D50 have at least 8 electric contacts on the lens bayonet.
    Lens with 8 or 10 contacts (called AF-s by Nikon) AF on a D50 with the single exception of the 80-400 VR.
    The 2 lenses you mention are AF-s, have 10 contacts and auto focus well.
    Older "screwdriver AF" lenses have 3 or 4 AF contacts on the bayonet. They fit the D50 but do not auto focus.

    Martin54
    Martin54 e2 Member 8497 forum postsMartin54 vcard United Kingdom
    27 Apr 2009 - 8:04 AM

    Correction to Len's comment - "screwdriver AF" lenses will auto focus on the D50 - the D50 does have an auto focus motor built into the body, unlike the later D40 and D60. See the Nikon lens compatibility chart here to check a particular lens.
    Martin

    Last Modified By Martin54 at 27 Apr 2009 - 8:06 AM
    phil_j
    phil_j e2 Member 8133 forum postsphil_j vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
    27 Apr 2009 - 4:07 PM

    Len/Martin

    Thank you both for you help, the chart is a great help.

    Phil

    bedwell
    bedwell  845 forum posts United Kingdom
    29 Apr 2009 - 8:28 AM

    you find like i do this is a very helpfull sight.

    mike

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