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i have a nikon D60 and i want to get a portrain lent but i dont which one is compartable w\my nikon

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did you mean to say you have a d60 and want a lens for portraits but don't know which lens are compatible? whats your budget cause there are many different lens, and if you have a small budget, would you mind getting an off brand lens like sigma or tamron?
I do not use the D60 as I use the D80, 300 & 700 but you should find that 99.7% of Nikon lenses will fit your camera.
The lens I would recommend, to start with, is the Nikon 50mm f/1.8D. It is, I believe, the cheapest lens Nikon produces. I use it for portraits and landscapes, great lens, everyone should have one.
Just make sure what ever lens you buy has a built in focus motor. Nikons are AF-S, I think Sigma's are HSM.

That is unless your into manual focusing, because your D60 doesn't have an in camera focus motor.
no but yea i am in a tide bugget
I have just looked on ebay and found the 50mmm lens for around $143. They have used lenses as well.
You could also check Craigslist.
The 50mm f/1.8D will not auto-focus on your camera.

If you want a fast prime, the new 35mm f/1.8 G has a built-in focus motor; I have the older 35mm f/2D, and I love it, though I do not feel it is a great portrait lens.

If you have the 18-105 VR (which I believe is the kit lens for the D60), you might try it out as your portrait lens. You'll have a bit of an issue with subject isolation, but it definitely covers the 50mm-85mm focal range that is ideal for portraits...
i just looked up compatability and it said the d60 will auto focus with the 50mm f/1.8 ... now that i recall it i remember lending my friend the 50mm and she had a d40 and she had to manually focus it so with that. the 50mm is the best budget lens you could buy... new i think its like $120


http://www.nikonians.org/nikon/slr-lens.html

this is the site i use to look up lens compatibility
According to the site you linked to, they are compatible, but the 50mm will not auto-focus. The D60, like the D5000, D40, and D40x, lacks the built in screw-drive focus, so cannot auto-focus non AF-S lenses.
thanx for everything guys i will fallow your advises

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