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Is the sigma 18-200mm DC f3.5-6.3 compatable with nikon d50?

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Assuming you get one with a Nikon mount, yes. Sigma makes their lenses with a variety of mounts to fit different makes of cameras. A lens with a Canon mount, for example, will not fit on a Nikon. A lens with a Nikon mount is fully compatible with the D50.

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from here:  http://www.imaging-resource.com/NEWS/1177682545.html
Sorry for the bad news.  The cheaper thing at this point may be to sell the D40 and get a D80.  I personally have a D70S, but that is no longer made.  

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