Self explanatory really, will the D5000 have an autofocus pin for older lenses? If that happened, I'd be really annoyed, since Nikon didn't decide to engineer it onto the D40, D40x and D60. However, that could also mean that I don't have to get a D90 to be backwards compatible if I decide to replace my D40. Then again, I don't think the D5000 will serve me well. The D90 is a better choice, I think I've outgrown my D40 now.
Will the Nikon D5000 be backwards compatible with older lenses?(5 posts) (4 voices)
Assuming the pictures posted so far are accurate, the D5000 will NOT autofocus with lenses that use the in-body motor for focusing. There is nothing on the D5000 mount where the screw should be located.
I would be surprised if they did really because
1 - It adds to the size \ cost
2 - Its always been a key reason to upgrade to the mid range cameras
3 - Nikon seems intent on updating their older DX lineup... why undermine the market with a new camera.
Good points guys. The only only reason why I might stay with the D5000 is the size factor, but comparing the D80 to the D40 (which the D80 is approximately the size of the D90), it really isn't that much larger.
And does anyone realize that the number denomination is screwed up again?
D- 1 digit- highest
D- 2 digit- midlevel...?
D- 3 digit- lower highest level...?
D- 4 digit- entry level?
Way to confuse Nikon!
NSXType-R - I doubt that Nikon will go for a build in AF motor, as it wouldn't make any sens. It's an entry level camera, so don't expect that it will handle all the Nikkors. Moreover, sooner or later (rather sooner) the AF motor will be gone in all Nikon bodies (maybe except D(x) line).
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