Question about Nikon D3200 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR NIKKOR Zoom Lens
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!!
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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.
Posted on Jul 04, 2009
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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Posted on Nov 03, 2009
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
Posted on Jan 17, 2011
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