AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D & Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Difference???

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Jambo Taylor
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AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D & Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Difference???
Aug 26, 2012

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Am just wondering what the difference is between the 2 lenses above? Theres a big diff in price but not sure on the features?

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Jambo Taylor
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Re: AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D & Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Difference???
In reply to Jambo Taylor, Aug 27, 2012

BTW.... i am looking at getting one or the other for my D5100. Will there be any compatibilty issues with them?

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Reid
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Re: AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D & Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Difference???
In reply to Jambo Taylor, Aug 27, 2012

The D version will not auto focus on your 5100 the AF-S will.

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NativeTxn
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Re: AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D & Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Difference???
In reply to Jambo Taylor, Aug 27, 2012

Aside from the D not autofocusing on the D5100, I've also heard that the G is sharper than the D.

I have the D and it is a great lens, especially for the price. However, if you plan to stick with the D5100 for a while (or ever change to another body that does not have an in-body focus motor) then pay the extra for the G. It will focus on your current camera and may be sharper at the larger apertures.

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