FF Lense on a DX Body?


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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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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.

Ryan
 

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FX and DX lens, what is the different?

pls enlightment me pls:cry:
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.

Ryan
 

zac08

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FX and DX lens, what is the different?

pls enlightment me pls:cry:
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.
 

giantcanopy

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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 :D

Ryan
 

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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 :D

Ryan
To illustrate the point :

Here are some DX lenses with the DX label







( pics from imaging.nikon.com )

Ryan
 

NormanTan

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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
 

Daedalus Trent

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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~!!:D
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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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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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??
 

giantcanopy

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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

Ryan
 

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