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    I am a newbie. Perhaps you can enlighten me. Will there be issues i need to be aware of in using a FF (FX) lense on a DX body. I have a D80. And thinking of investing on FX lenses. Thanks in advance for your helpful comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lites View Post
    I am a newbie. Perhaps you can enlighten me. Will there be issues i need to be aware of in using a FF (FX) lense on a DX body. I have a D80. And thinking of investing on FX lenses. Thanks in advance for your helpful comments.
    No issues. It will be compatible and usable. Before the introduction of FX, Nikon DX cameras were already working happily with the FX lenses too.

    I am a D80 user too and I have a number of FX lenses too.

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    FX and DX lens, what is the different?

    pls enlightment me pls
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    Quote Originally Posted by NormanTan View Post
    FX and DX lens, what is the different?

    pls enlightment me pls
    Here is a short writeup about DX/FX lenses by KRW

    DX lenses are in general cheaper than their FX counterparts, and currently providing
    wider options for the DX sensor compared to FX offerings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NormanTan View Post
    FX and DX lens, what is the different?

    pls enlightment me pls
    Simply put, DX lenses are made for smaller image circle and they are smaller and lighter than the FX ones.. they are also cheaper due to a smaller size of lens used.
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    oh so jus by look at a lens, e.g Nikon 70-210mm f/4-5.6 AF-D, can u/i tell weather it is a DX or FX lens?
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    Physically they are labeled DX.

    As to knowing whether one is speaking about DX or FX, it comes with lots of reading about them

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    so how do i know when is the lens FX format or DX format?? so basically there is no way to know? unless u know them by 'nature'?
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    Default Re: FF Lense on a DX Body?

    Quote Originally Posted by NormanTan View Post
    so how do i know when is the lens FX format or DX format?? so basically there is no way to know? unless u know them by 'nature'?
    a DX lens will have a DX in it's name
    a FX lens will not

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    a DX lens will have a DX in it's name
    a FX lens will not
    Nikon 70-210mm f/4-5.6 AF-D..so is this lens FX lens?
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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcanopy View Post
    Physically they are labeled DX.

    As to knowing whether one is speaking about DX or FX, it comes with lots of reading about them

    Ryan
    To illustrate the point :

    Here are some DX lenses with the DX label







    ( pics from imaging.nikon.com )

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    so only those that state DX lens are DX lens those that does ont state, are not? so Nikon 70-210mm f/4-5.6 AF-D is not a DX lens am i right to say that?<--- correct me if i am wrong
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    Default Re: FF Lense on a DX Body?

    Nikon 70-210 f4 -5.6 is an FX lens.

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    ok good.. thanks ppl..^^ now i know that lens with words written DX are DX lens those without, are FX lens<--summary of what i have learn!thanks~!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NormanTan View Post
    ok good.. thanks ppl..^^ now i know that lens with words written DX are DX lens those without, are FX lens<--summary of what i have learn!thanks~!!
    oh yea, fyi , FX lenses are also known as Full-frame lenses

    Useful to know that, if you're googling a lens name to find out abt it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daedalus Trent View Post
    oh yea, fyi , FX lenses are also known as Full-frame lenses

    Useful to know that, if you're googling a lens name to find out abt it
    haha.. i know that..anw,thanks for the infoappreciated..
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    Default Re: FF Lense on a DX Body?

    In fact, the "FX" term only came out with the introduction of full-frame DSLR, the D3.

    In the film days, all lenses are full-frame, ie "FX".

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    Quote Originally Posted by huggable View Post
    In fact, the "FX" term only came out with the introduction of full-frame DSLR, the D3.

    In the film days, all lenses are full-frame, ie "FX".
    wa.. this 1 i donno.. haha intresting..so D3 is the only full frame in Nikon DSLR ar?wa.. cool man!! so DX lens are created only during this few years??
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    D700 as well.

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    Default Re: FF Lense on a DX Body?

    And if u r interested, Kodak made Nikon mount full frame digital SLRs some yrs back, such as their last in the line 14 MP SLR/n in 2004

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