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So I was looking online tryig to find a new lens and I know for my D3000 if I want a nikon brand lens it has to be af-s for the autofocus to work but how do I know if a tamron or sigma lens with be able to autofocus on my camera?
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For Sigma lenses if it has HSM (hypersonic motor) in the lens name it should autofocus with the D3000. I am not sure about the Tamron lenses though.

Edit: Well I looked around for a list of tamron lenses that were compatible with your camera and haven't really been able to find much useful. However if you look on B&H when looking at the Tamron lenses if it says "with built in motor" it should autofocus.

Do you know what lens you want?
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I wanna do with a longer zoom lens something like 70-200mm or even 300mm. That and a nice wide angle like 24mm or 17mm. apature isn't so important right now considering I will be useing these mainly in the daylight and I'm still new so I want them to be cost effective since I wanna replace them later on once I get good enough to get paid
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Get the Nikkor AF-S 70-300 VR.
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Get the Nikkor AF-S 70-300 VR.
This. The kit 18-55 VR seams to fit your wide end and is pretty decent when stopped down but if you want wider: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._6D_EX_DC.html
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Get the Nikkor AF-S 70-300 VR.
Couldnt agree more. Good bang for buck here.
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Yeah, go for the Nikon 70-300 VR or the Tamron 70-300 VC. Both very good tele zooms.
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I wanna do with a longer zoom lens something like 70-200mm or even 300mm. That and a nice wide angle like 24mm or 17mm. apature isn't so important right now considering I will be useing these mainly in the daylight and I'm still new so I want them to be cost effective since I wanna replace them later on once I get good enough to get paid
those are not very wide. 24mm is more like 36mm and 17mm is more like 25.5.

for a good wide angle i recommend the for a meager 400 bux new

as for the tele zoom i recommend the . Now b4 any1 knocks cheap lenses or kit lenses i have to say from experience this glass is great buy for your buck. you can do a quick google search for image samples
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For telephoto range I would suggest going with Tamron 70-300 VC, as its better at far end. My copy of Nikkor 70-300 VR was relatively soft at 300mm.

For wide angle, nothing beats Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 for DX. But unfortunately it will not auto focus with D3000 as camera lacks a built in motor. I have tried Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 and found it excellent but Tokina 12-24mm f/4 is no slouch either.


And I would also strongly recommend the 35mm f/1.8G DX. Its an absolutely fantastic lens, and so damn cheap. Every DX shooter should have it.
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For telephoto range I would suggest going with Tamron 70-300 VC, as its better at far end. My copy of Nikkor 70-300 VR was relatively soft at 300mm.

For wide angle, nothing beats Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 for DX. But unfortunately it will not auto focus with D3000 as camera lacks a built in motor. I have tried Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 and found it excellent but Tokina 12-24mm f/4 is no slouch either.


And I would also strongly recommend the 35mm f/1.8G DX. Its an absolutely fantastic lens, and so damn cheap. Every DX shooter should have it
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