Good day!

I would like to have some suggestion from experienced photographers about following matter:

I have a Nikon D3000 Camera. I bought a Nikkor Lens 70-300mm having not motor inside and unable to have auto focus. Is there any way that I do focus manually, but the correctly focused notification I can get?

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I will just address your first question here - your second question is off-topic.

Your camera will already tell you if the image is in focus: a green circle/dot will appear in the bottom left corner of the viewfinder.

If you want more precision, you can turn on the rangefinder option in the settings menu that will turn the exposure meter (in P, S, and A modes) into a distance indicator.


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