Nikon D3000 User Manual (en)

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Technical Notes
Autofocus is available with AF-S and AF-I CPU lenses only; autofocus is not supported 
with other autofocus (AF) lenses. IX NIKKOR lenses can not be used. The features 
available with compatible CPU lenses are listed below. For information on 
compatible non-CPU lenses and lenses that can be used with the flash and AF-assist 
illuminator, see the Reference Manual (on CD).
1 Use AF-S or AF-I lenses to get the most from your camera. 
Vibration Reduction (VR) supported with VR lenses.
2 Spot metering meters selected focus point.
3 Can not be used with shifting or tilting.
4 The camera’s exposure metering and flash control systems 
may not function as expected when the lens is shifted and/or 
tilted or an aperture other than the maximum aperture is 
used.
5 AF-S or AF-I lens required.
6 With maximum effective aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
7 When AF 80–200mm f/2.8, AF 35–70mm f/2.8, AF 28–85mm 
f/3.5–4.5 (New), or AF 28–85mm f/3.5–4.5 lenses are zoomed 
all the way in at the minimum focus distance, the in-focus 
indicator may be displayed when the image on the matte 
screen in the viewfinder is not in focus. Focus manually until 
image in viewfinder is in focus.
8 With maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
Compatible CPU Lenses
Camera setting
Focus
Mode
Metering
Lens/accessory
AF
MF (with electronic 
rangefinder)
MF
Auto and scene 
modes; P, S, A
M
L
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3D Color
AF-S, AF-I NIKKOR
1
✔ ✔ — ✔
2
Other type G or D AF NIKKOR
1
✔ ✔ — ✔
2
PC-E NIKKOR series
3
3
3
3
2
3
PC Micro 85mm f/2.8D
4
3
✔ ✔ — ✔
2
3
AF-S/AF-I teleconverter
5
6
6
✔ ✔ — ✔
2
Other AF NIKKOR (except lenses for F3AF)
7
✔ — ✔
2
AI-P NIKKOR
8
✔ — ✔
2
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Identifying AF-S and AF-I Lenses
AF-S lenses have names beginning with AF-S, AF-I lenses names beginning with AF-I.
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Identifying CPU and Type G and D Lenses
CPU lenses can be identified by the presence of CPU contacts, type G and D lenses by a letter 
on the lens barrel. Type G lenses are not equipped with a lens aperture ring.
CPU contacts
Aperture ring
CPU lens
Type G lens
Type D lens
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Lens f-number
The f-number given in lens names is the maximum aperture of the lens.