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    Hello, just a question about FF cams like nikon d3. What kinds of lens is unsuitable for that camera? Thanks

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    Any of the 'DX' lenses will cause the camera to switch to DX mode and will be 5mp rather than 12. But they are still suitable. I wouldnt use any 'cheap' or third party lenses on it though, to get the best out of it, quality lenses are a must.

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    So any lens, as long as it isn't a DX lens can work on it? (not considering 3rd party)

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    All lenses will work, including DX lenses.

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    Oh yeah, when it switches to 5mp mode when Dx lens mounted, is it automatic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by knpan View Post
    Oh yeah, when it switches to 5mp mode when Dx lens mounted, is it automatic?
    Yeah, it should be, but you can turn that feature off I believe.

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    As in, D3 will only switch to 5mp mode if it's using DX lenses?

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    You can always reduce the picture size, regardless of DX or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aq12345 View Post
    Hello, just a question about FF cams like nikon d3. What kinds of lens is unsuitable for that camera? Thanks
    F-mount Non-AI or Pre-AI lenses cannot be mounted because it will interfere with the aperture coupling tab.. Of course, non F-mount lenses cannot be mounted. FE 6mm and FE 8mm cannot be mounted because they require mirror to be locked up full-time.

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    I was wondering, in another post, it was said that 17-35mm f/2.8 and 24-70mm f/2.8 were full frame lenses. Must the D3 strictly use these lenses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aq12345 View Post
    I was wondering, in another post, it was said that 17-35mm f/2.8 and 24-70mm f/2.8 were full frame lenses. Must the D3 strictly use these lenses?
    no.D3 can use any lens.
    but as mentioned by wildstallion, if you mount a DX to it, 12mp becomes 5mp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aq12345 View Post
    I was wondering, in another post, it was said that 17-35mm f/2.8 and 24-70mm f/2.8 were full frame lenses. Must the D3 strictly use these lenses?
    This has been answered repeatedly in the above posts.
    Alpha

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    no.D3 can use any lens.
    but as mentioned by wildstallion, if you mount a DX to it, 12mp becomes 5mp.
    Otherwise you'll just get something like this or something more circular.

    FE10.5/2.8 DX on FX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    Otherwise you'll just get something like this or something more circular.

    FE10.5/2.8 DX on FX.
    that makes a very unique 'frame'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    that makes a very unique 'frame'.
    Yeah.. some people modified the 10.5FE to get a circular image which covers more than 180 degrees by cutting off the shade. I'm so sad that I posted so many 'out of my window' shots these few days..
    Last edited by lsisaxon; 15th February 2008 at 03:00 PM.

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