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How can I determine which Sigma and Tamron lenses will work with my Nikon D3200? (I know they have to fit my Nikon F mount.)

I want to be able to get a variety of cheap used lenses to play around with and try other types of photography, but don't know how to determine which ones will work. I want to make sure all functions will be supported. If they won't autofocus that's ok, but I want to be able to determine that before I purchase them. Thanks!!

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There are three things you have to consider when getting lenses for the D3200.

First, you already know that the lens has to have the Nikon F mount.

Second, in order to autofocus, the lens must have a focus motor since the D3200 doesn't have one itself. Sigma designates lenses with the focus motor as HSM. Tamron designates theirs as USD. Lenses that don't have the focus motor will still work with the D3200, you just have to focus manually.

Third, the lens must have the electronics to communicate with the camera in order for the exposure meter to work. Any Sigma or Tamron lenses designed for digital cameras will have the electronics. Older mechanical lenses, including those from Nikon, will still work with the D3200, but you must set the exposure manually, without any help from the camera's light meter.

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SOURCE: Nikon 18-55 zoom lens doesn't autofocus

You might like to check if the A/M slider switch on the lens by the Nikon label is set to A.
It sometimes gets moved accidently.
Set to M the lens will not autofocus.

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SOURCE: sigma 70-300mm f-5.6 DG APO lense does it fit in

Yes, it will fit your camera perfectly as Sigma only supply this particular model with the Nikon mounting (see Sigma website and also their lens compatibility chart).

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SOURCE: My Nikkor AF-S 55-200 no longer works in autofocus

Did you ever get a solution to this? I have exactly the same problem only mine is the D40 not the X.

Posted on Dec 31, 2009

SOURCE: Autofocus stopped working

I fix these all the time for this problem, The focus motor is bad, Tony

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SOURCE: my Nikon 55-200mm will not function in autofocus

hi there,

i`ve once experienced the same problem as your,
the reason was the motor in the lens. it couldn`t work normally
to trouble shoot this, you should contact a professional service technician,
and i hope the lens is still in warranty condition

thanks

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