D40 needs repair, offered upgrade to D3100 or D5100, Concerned about Tamron Lens

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D40 needs repair, offered upgrade to D3100 or D5100, Concerned about Tamron Lens
2 months ago

Hi,

my D40 is in need of servicing and repair, Nikon's estimate is in the region of £170 and they have offered me a choice of upgrades to either the D3100 or D5100. From what I have read the D5100 is the better investment however I am worried about whether or not my Tamron Lens is compatible with this body.

I have a Tamron Lens AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical [IF] MACRO ( Model B003NII) - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tamron-18-270mm-3-5-6-3-Aspheric-Digital/dp/B001FB6PK2/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1408443180&sr=8-10&keywords=Tamron+B003 and I've had it just over four years and it cost me a lot of money and is my main lens I use with my D40 as most of my photography is centred on Airshows.

I don't understand enough about the motor for the Auto-Focus so I was wondering if anyone here has either used a 5100 and this lens together or whether they can provide any guidance on whether this will work with a 5100.  If not can anyone point me at the reasons why it works with a 3100 but not a 5100?

Albeit I've been using my camera for years I'm not as technically up to speed as I'd like to be and this is causing me great concern.

Any help would be most appreciated.

Thanks

Andrew

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Nikon D40 Tamron AF 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO
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