I have a Nikon D610. I thought it would work with AF lenses, but my Nikkor AF 50 mm 1.8 D doesn't autofocus, Same for the Yongnuo 50 mm 1.8 AF (the Yongnuo has a MF/AF switch on the lens). Are these lenses incompatible with the 610's autofocus, operator error, or...? AF-S lenses autofocus without difficulty.
AF lenses use a camera's screw drive motor, which the D610 has. The AF-S lenses use a focus motor that is built into the lens instead.
There is nothing different required settings/control wise to make an AF lens focus compared to an AF-S lens. So I suspect there is a problem with the 610's screw drive and it needs repaired... it might just be stuck in the retracted position.