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 Post subject: Need some help
PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:17 pm 
I am looking for a good prime lens like a Sigma 28mm f/1.8 but it needs to have an AF motor in it. Are there any good, fast, primes out there that will AF on the D40 that don't go over $300?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:42 pm 
i would also like to get one of them when i get my d40.. not like that helps you in any way but i just wanted to throw it out there :D

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:07 am 
You won't find primes with a motor for the Nikon cameras, that are affordable. You will maybe find macro primes that do have a motor.

Why is this? Because of the way the market works. Those people who do want 50mm primes don't need those to have motors, because their cameras have internal motors to begin with. Those cameras are expensive, and so Nikon and other brands manufacture high quality (expensive) products for those clients.

And then, let's not forget that 50mm primes - internal motor or not - are a market niche, to begin with.

So, there is no reason for Nikon, or any other brand, to produce an item that would only interest a small fraction of the public.

My advice to you (and you are, of course, free do discard it), would be for you to save your money and wait until you do buy that D80, and then get the Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 - a very nice lens.

Be patient! :wink:

Last edited by luis on Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:36 am, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 11:02 am 
I know all the technical stuff, just wondering if there is a lens I am overlooking. I think I might get a Sigma 30mm instead of a 50mm though when I get my new camera, it is more expensive but I am considering it because I haven't heard anything bad about it other than it loses some sharpness under f/1.8 and I love the look, build, and quality of the lens.

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