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Can I use the QUANTARAY AF 70-300MM on a Nikon D40?

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If it's a Nikon, mount then yes, it should be fine.

Posted on Sep 28, 2009

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Is Quantaray NF AF work with Nikon D3000


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I have a 35mm film Nikon camera with Quantaray NF AF Lenses. I'd like to find an affordable digital camera that I can still use these lenses, any suggestions ?


Those lenses will fit on every Nikon digital SLR. However, the autofocus will only work on cameras with an autofocus motor, the the AF will not work on the D40, D40x, D60, D3000, D3100, D5000, and D5100. Note that this is just the focusing: if you're willing to focus manually then those lenses will work perfectly well on those cameras.

Due to the smaller image sensor of most digital cameras, the lenses will act as if they were about 1.5 times longer. Thus a 50mm lens on a digital camera will give about the same field of view as a 75mm lens would on a film camera. This applies to all Nikon dSLRs except for the D3 family and the D700, which behave in this respect like a 35mm film camera.

You have to decide what's affordable for you, balancing such factors as weight, ease-of-use, and of course cost.

You can see the current Nikon lineup at
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I have a quantaray 70-300mm f4-5.6 lense for nikon mount mounted on a nikon D-40 and wish to use auto focus but cant seem to set it to it. Any help would be nice.


The D40 body can only autofocus if the lens is equipped with it's own in-built autofocus motor. If you have an AF lens which relies on the camera body having the AF drive motor then you have to use MF only. To cut cost and weight, the D40 relies on using lenses with their own AF motors.

Quantaray is a Ritz badge-engineered product, usually based on a Sigma/Tamron design but not always identical to those brands internally. As Ritz don't have a UK/European presence they're unfamiliar to me, but if it's the same as the one shown on this website, then it definitely lacks a drive motor, the second photo down when enlarged clearly shows the mechanically operated AF coupling at the six o'clock position. Again, to cut cost, the lens shown does not have a built in AF drive motor.

If so, your only fix is to either upgrade your body or lens to versions which aren't cut price models, or to simply focus the good old fashioned way, knowing that what you've focused on is what you want and not what the camera thinks you want... ;-)

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How to use auto fouse


The D40 does not have a focus motor, instead relying on a motor in the lens. This lens does not have such a focus motor, and thus will not autofocus with the D40.

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