This Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Lens made for the Nikon SLR system incorporates a motor built into the lens itself, which gives it the capability to autofocus with all
Nikon DSLR cameras (including the D40 and D40x). In addition, with the
motor built into the lens, focusing will be quieter and more responsive.
The 70-300mm Di LD Macro is a quality compact ultra tele zoom
lens which covers the 70mm to 300mm telephoto range, with a maximum
magnification ratio of 1:2 at the tele end. It delivers ultimate
handling ease and portability in the field due to its lightweight size
and mechanical operation. Best suited for shooting outdoors to make full
use of the real telephoto of 300mm as well as providing diversity in
portraiture using the medium focal length ranges of 70mm to 135mm.
Di (Digitally Integrated Design) is a designation Tamron
puts on lenses featuring optical systems designed to meet the
performance characteristics of digital SLR cameras.