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    I have a nikon d5200 but recently bought a lens from eBay, rubbish packaging. The d5200 doesn't have a built in motor, so the AF doesn't work for some lenses. AF is important to me because I have limited dexterity. I need to test the AF but ultimately I need another body anyway.

    I'm pondering on getting an older model, d300 or d7000 probably. Low noise is important to me too, does anyone have experience with either of these models and had a positive experience with noise? Lol I used to have a Sony alpha 350 and noise was the bane of my life lol
     
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    D300 is okay on low light, D7000 is better. If you can swing the extra funds go for a D7200.
     
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    As suggest a D7200 would be better if you can swing it. You could also go back to shooting Sony alpha bodies, all a-mount bodies have inbody focus motor for AF with old minolta lenses which is nice.
     
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    The D7000 is a great camera and a proper bargain nowadays, it's more than enough for 99% of photographers..
     
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    Thanks guys, sincerely. Yeh, I think it's really the D7200 that I want.

    Stunning shots greenninja67, thanks for sharing, great examples
     
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    Why not just use AF-S lenses?
     
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    Older non-AF-S lenses are probably not optimized for digital... it does often make a difference.
     
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    D300 not the best in low light. We still have one at work and it's grainy! Better tech on the D7000 so this is probably a better option. The D300 does feel like a 'proper' camera though - real pro/industrial feel to it!
     
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    What lens? Is there an afs version?
     
  12. badboy1984

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    I think the lens the OP bought might be the 50mm AFD?
     
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    So flog that and buy the AF-S version, it'll be a lot cheaper than selling the body and buying a new one.
     
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    +1

    Plus lenses keep their value pretty well as suppose to bodies which will only decrease in value over time.
     
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    Cause I wanted a second body anyway and didn't realise the afg lens wouldn't work on a d5200 (doh ditzy blonde moment lol).

    Thanks everyone, I got a7200 in the end.
     
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    I don't know what a afg lens is?

    Do you mean an 85mm F1.8g or do you mean an 85mm F1.8d?
     
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    Probably this.
     
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    If so, there is no reason that lens wouldn't AF on the D5200...
     
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    Remind me not to invite you to my party :rolleyes: You are supposed to help the person get a new toy.
     
  21. MagicMynx

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    If so, I may have bought a knackered lens
     
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    Is the switch on the side set to M/A?
     
  23. MagicMynx

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    I'm a div tbh, I thought I bought the g, I bought the d.... oh dear. Still works out though, cause I wanted a better body anyway lol
     
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    I thought it was the 1.8g, it's the 1.8d

    Doh
     
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    Thats the problem, the D version should have a aperture ring as well, those lens you will need a body with af motor.

    The G version should AF on all body ....
     
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    Cool, glad it's sorted then. Make sure the aperture ring is set to its smallest aperture otherwise it will cause an error on the D7200...
     
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    I didnt know that.
     
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