If there is no "HSM"-designation in the lens' name, I'm afraid not
You've certainly read this thread: http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=749
If you're looking for a tele(-zoom) for the D40, take a look at the Nikon AF-S VR 70-300mm 4.5-5.6G IF-ED. It has the added bonus that it has IS
- a very valuable feature with a telephoto-lens! Prices below 500EUR.
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