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Old 06-26-2013, 10:27 AM
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Quote from esd087 View Post :
help a complete DSLR newbie out far as I can tell the nikons don't have an auto focus motor...does this mean I have to manually focus the lens every time I want to snap a picture?
The D3100 and D5100 bodies don't have a focus motor built into the camera body so, you'll need to use lenses that have a motor built into them (if you want autofocus). Look for Nikon's AF-S lenses. If you have older glass, you'd need to get a camera with the motor built in the a D7000 and up.