- Oct 13, 2000
The D40 will auto focus with AF-S lenses only. There's no screw driven AF motor on the body. That means you're stuck with manual focus on basic primes like the 50/1.8 and 35/2 and older zooms like the 80-200/2.8 and 70-210/4. If you're committed to buying modern AF-S lenses then you won't see the D40 as a limitation.Originally posted by: pontifex
i've heard the d40 has some issues with some lenses? is that true between digital and film also?
Personally I feel the AF-S only thing defeats the purpose of the F-mount (it's hypocritical as hell), but it makes damn good sense from a business standpoint in that Nikon is going to be selling a huge amount of consumer grade high profit margin lenses.