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  1. #1
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    Shopping on Amazon

    Looking for a Tamron lens for my D5000 The description for the lens says it's for Nikon cameras. Can one assume that it will fit my D5000. or are their exceptions. Please clarify for me.

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    Last edited by Eduard; 05-04-2016 at 09:18 PM.

  2. #2
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    re: Shopping on Amazon

    Yes... there is a major exception. Focus motor. You need one in the lens if you want auto-focus... the D5000 doesn't have one in the body, so the lens needs one. NOT all lenses have one. If it doesn't, then you will only have a manual focus combination.

  3. #3
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    re: Shopping on Amazon

    Give us a link to the lenses and we can help. But as @FredKingston pointed out. there are differences.
    My cameras:
    Nikon D7100 with grip
    Nikon P900
    Nikon S3500
    Nikon FE
    Olympus OM-D-EM10
    Olympus OM-D- EM10 Mark II
    Olympus 14-42 EZ
    Sigma MFT 30mm
    Olympus 15mm
    Olympus 40-150mm
    Nikon 18-140 f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
    Nikon 55-300 1:4-5.6 GED
    Nikon 70-210
    Nikon 35-70 1:3.3-4.5
    Nikon 50mm f/1.8D
    Nikon 35mm f/1.8G
    Sigma 150-600 C
    Tamron AF18-200mm F/3.5-6.3

  4. #4
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    re: Shopping on Amazon

    To elaborate a little more on what Fred said, you want the focus motor to be in the lens, and Nikon lists those lenses as AF-S.

    An AF-D or simply an AF lens by Nikon won't include the motor. Not sure how the other manufacturers designate their own lenses.
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  5. #5
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    re: Shopping on Amazon

    The lens I'm looking at is the Tamron Auto Focus 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Di LD Macro Zoom Lens with Built In Motor for Nikon SLR (Model A17NII) I'd send you a link but stupidity in lens also translates into computers. Thanks Ken

  6. #6
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    re: Shopping on Amazon

    This looks like the lens you are looking at Amazon.com : Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Di LD Macro Zoom Lens with Built In Motor for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras + I3E Pro Basic Accessory Bundle - International Version : Camera & Photo and at a glance it should work fine with your D5000 and will autofocus.

    There are better sharper versions of that lens out there but they do cost more and won't focus as closely as this one. The VC Tamron and VR Nikkor 70-300mm are sharper from what I've read.
    D7100, D3200, F80
    Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6 VR, Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 AI-s micro
    Tamron 70-300mm VC USD, Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
    Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G EDII

  7. #7
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    Re: Shopping on Amazon

    Thanks for all your help. Have a great day.

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