Howdy, Stranger!

If you're just starting out in the world of photography and want to learn how to get the most out of your camera, then this forum is your new secret hangout spot!

Take better photos today with my Nikon D3100 Cheat SheetsCheck 'em out!


edited February 2016 Posted in » Nikon D3100 Forum
I have a D3100 and I want to get a 70-300mm zoom lens . Do I need one with a motor to take a good picture?


  • You need one with a motor to have AF. An older motorless AF less will meter and function, but requires a motor in the camera to autofocus, which this one does not have. If you don't mind manual focusing, you can get a good picture without the motor. However, be warned that the small viewing screen can make this somewhat difficult, and it will not be as fast and consistently accurate. I would opt for the built in motor unless your budget allows only a used lens bargain.
Sign In or Register to comment.