I am a newbie to photography and am wanting to upgrade my camera. Currently have d3100 and considering d5300. I realize not a huge jump, but can't afford much more than that at this time. QUestion I have is regarding one of the lenses I have purchased...nikkor af 50 1.8. If I get the 5300, will the autofocus function be enabled? I am really struggling with the manual focus still and missing a lot of shot opportunities with my kids.
In general, if a lens doesn't AF on D3100 (more broadly, D3000-series) , it won't on D5300 (more broadly, D5000-series) either.
Free advice is usually worth what you pay for it, but here's mine: keep the D3100, buy a lens that will AF on it.
I agree with Ironheart and Vipmedistar that the 35mm 1.8 is a great prime lens and a better option than the 50mm.
FYI, you got to move the D7100 to have a built in motor in the body to drive those non AIS lens.
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