A&P Need help finding a lens (d40, 50mm, f/1.8)

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    Hi, I'm looking for a lens similar to this one that supports auto focus for the d40. I guess this particular lens won't autofocus with the d40/d60 (not sure why). I know I should probably be using manual focus all the time but it would be a nice feature to have.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Flame suit activated.
     
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    35mm f/1.8 af-s
     
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    dawt

    have this lens. it's so spectacular in every way.
     
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    I use auto focus all of the time.. Looks like your only option would be the Nikon 50mm 1.4 AF-s... Nikon still hasn't released a 1.8 AF-s lens
     
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    Thank you for the help, looks like I'll be picking up this lens.
     
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    for $200, it's pretty sensational. i loved the 50 1.8 when I got it. however, then I got the 35. The 35 is sharper and with a quieter focus.

    I use the 35 all the time in museums and such. 1.8 is pretty damn good. 2.8 is better
     
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    Awesome, looking forward to picking this up.

    I'm confused about your last comment, though. I thought a lower value meant wider aperture, wouldnt the 1.8 > 2.8? Unless I'm mistaken; I'm still a noob :o
     
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    it's ok i'm closer to a noob than i am a pro that's for hella sure

    what i mean is, 1.8 is the wide open aperture. it's bigger than 2.8

    however, most non-pro lenses (the ones you and i can afford) are always better 1 stop down. 1.8 on this lens is pretty sharp. 2.8 is sharper yet. (image quality)

    make sense?
     
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    the 35 f/1.8 is plenty sharp wide open, at least my copy is :bigok:

    I haven't moved mine from 1.8 yet :cool:
     
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    i honestly think it's sharp as hell at 1.8. i can hardly see a diff at 2.8. i'm "told" by many it's sharper.
     
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    Ahh ok, gotcha.

    Thanks again everyone for the help :bowdown:
    :cool:
     
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    my nigga :wavey:

    how are you enjoying your new camera?
     
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    Another 35 1.8 owner here, and yeah this lens is an absolute blast.
    Only gripe is the CA's can get a little out of hand...
     

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