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My camera is an F bayonet mount, can I use AF, AF-D and AF-S? What are the differences between these mounts?
     
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikon_F-mount

Pretty much sums it up.

Though you can use any of those mounts. It's just the letter or letters after the AF(Auto focus) designates any extra features it may have.

Now since you have a D7000 it has an in body focusing motor. If you had a D3000, which doesn't, then you could only use lenses that have motors inside them; AF-S or AF-I.
Any AF lens will work on your D7000.
    
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Not to be nitpicky, but the F-bayonet is the actual mount that you have. The variants of AF (AF, AF-S, AF-I, and AF-D) are all just that - variants of autofocus. Pretty much as aksthem1 said, you can use any F-mount lens, regardless of the AF variant.

Slight variation of wording from aksthem1 - it's not that you are able to use all of the AF lenses on a D7000, it's that you'll be able to autofocus with all of the lenses because it has an in-body motor for autofocusing. I have the D3100, which lacks such motor. Because of this, it will NOT autofocus with older AF lenses or AF-D lenses. It will only autofocus with AF-S/AF-I. Because you have that in-body motor, however, you can autofocus with the AF and AF-D lenses in addition to the AF-S and AF-I lenses.

Good example would be the 50mm 1.8D. On my body, it wouldn't autofocus, but used on yours, it can.

As for lens compatibility, any F-mount less will fit on your D7000.
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Originally Posted by DorkSterr View Post
My camera is an F bayonet mount, can I use AF, AF-D and AF-S? What are the differences between these mounts?
i believe there are some issues with non AI lenses and AI lenses i dont remember which ones are the ones you need to modify to work on current bodies (or if you need to at all...)

but in a nutsell...

AF-D = theres electronic connections for distance
AF-S = means they have micromotors so they work on lower end bodies (<d7000/d90)

AF = autofocus with in camera motor (d7000/d90/d700/etc)

theres a whole alphabet soup for nikon lenses...
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Basically no on almost all non-ai or Pre-AI lens due to hardware design on the lens which will not physically mount correctly or damage certain aspects of the lens. Here is a good up to date chart of lens compatibility.
http://www.nikonians.org/nikon/slr-lens.html
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+Rep all. Thanks this clears up a lot of my confusion.
     
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