D5200 Autofocus Lens

Started Sep 23, 2013 | Questions thread
BirgerH
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Re: D5200 Autofocus Lens
In reply to kermtfrg, Sep 23, 2013

kermtfrg wrote:

I want to buy a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens for my Nikon d5200 but I am getting confused by all the choices out there. The d5200 doesn't have a built in autofocus (right?). I understand the Nikon lenses I need to buy have AF-S in their name. What about Sigma or Tamron? How can I tell if it is compatible and will autofocus?

I found a few on ebay but can't figure out if these will work:
"Sigma APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG MACRO HSM" & "Tamron AF 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD IF Macro Lens"

Hi.

Yes - AF-S stands for SWM - Silent wave Motor.

Sigma lenses named HSM will aotofocus with D5x00. (Hyper Sonic Motor)

Tamron lenses named USD will so. (Ultrasonic Silent Drive)

BUT both Sigma and Tamron has lenses a Little older with inbuild motor with no designation.

This is the case with the Tamron, you mentioned - it comes with an in-buildt motor for Nikon. (read DPReview on that lens.)

Means - you can use both of the two lenses you mentioned.

BirgerH.

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