AF vs AF-D what are the practical differences?

Started Apr 14, 2012 | Discussions thread
Ayrshirephotographer Regular Member • Posts: 360
The D has NEVER failed me (image)

Guidenet wrote:

PHXAZCRAIG wrote:

I've never been able to notice a situation where not having D made a difference, though I'm sure there must be some.

I also have not seen an optical formula difference but often Nikon changed something on the D versions. I know they often changed the type of multi coatings. My friend's older 35-70 f/2.8 AF has a distinctly different color to the coatings from my AFD as does the older and newer 80-200 f/2.8 AF/D. I don't know that the differences are worth considering, but if I had two to choose from and they were the same, I'd get the D.

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