Is Nikon D3100 and Nikon AF 85mm F1.8 D compatible?

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Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
Released: 2010
Type: Digital SLR
Sensor: DX / APS-C (1.5x)
14,2 Megapixels
4608 x 3072 pixels

Nikon AF 85mm F1.8 D

Nikon AF 85mm F1.8 D
Released: 1994
Telephoto Prime Lens
Focal Length: 85 mm
Aperture: f/1,8

Can you combine these two?

Last updated: May 2024

This is the short answer:

The camera and lens you have chosen can be used together but you will only have manual focus.

Lack of Autofocus

The lens supports autofocus but neither the camera nor the lens has a built-in autofocus (AF) motor. You as a photographer will not have the possibility to use autofocus to obtain a sharp image. Focusing manually will then be the only way to obtain sharpness.

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Focal Length

The Nikon camera has a sensor of type DX, a smaller version compared to a Full frame sensor, which means that your experienced Focal length will be multiplied by 1.5x.

This lens has focal length:
85 mm

Since Nikon D3100 does not have a Full Frame sensor the experience focal length you will experience will be:
128 mm

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Total weight

When you are looking at a combination of a camera and a lens you must always consider the total weight. Each product weighs in at:

Nikon D3100
505 gram

Nikon AF 85mm F1.8 D
380 gram

Together they have a total weight of 885 gram (equal to 1.95 lb).

Compatibility Check ID: 9999

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