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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · 17-55 on a FX camera


Can a 17-55/2.8 be used on an FX body? Also what are the reasons why Nikon says it will only work on DX cameras?

With the 10.5/2.8 FE this is the result on a FX camera - so I can see why its a DX only lens


My question is why wouldn't the 17-55 work? The 17-35 has the same focal length at the wide-end, does the rear element extend into the mirror or something



Aug 13, 2012 at 12:17 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · 17-55 on a FX camera


The image projected by the lens won't cover the FX sensor... Just like the 10.5/2.8 isn't covering the whole sensor. Hence Nikon saying it doesn't work (unless you turn on DX crop mode)


Aug 13, 2012 at 12:27 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · 17-55 on a FX camera


According to Bjorn Rorslett, it will cover the 35mm/FX format from 35~55mm (see here), although I would not expect great corner performance. Below 35mm you will get noticeable corner vignetting.

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Aug 13, 2012 at 01:16 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · 17-55 on a FX camera


I tried to do it, it just won't work. Ended up trading the 17-55 for the 17-35 and picking up a 50mm f/1.4 and haven't looked back.

The image circle for the 17-55mm is smaller than the 17-35mm.

17-55


17-35



Aug 13, 2012 at 01:48 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · 17-55 on a FX camera


the fish eye shot happens when you override dx mode so its not enabled when a dx lens is attached.. If you allow dx mode to run the fish comes out fine. Too cheap and unmotivated to find a proper fx fish, I'll run my 10.5 in dx mode and not emo rage over it since so rarely used. Should part with it but has been a man I am glad I have this lens a few times.

17-55 like most dx glass will at the minimum vignette medium to wild closer to wide open. If you vignette most of the time...you at least save yourself a PP step. But I am reaching for a good point with this tbh lol.

Recent thread about this. OP of that thread like his resullts away from 2.8 and far away from 17mm. this shooting fx mode. In dx mode the 17-55 will be fine, but why buy fx if shooting dx mode for most of the time.



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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · 17-55 on a FX camera


The 17-55 was designed for DX while the 17-35 was designed for FX. The 17-55 will work on FX but you will get strong vignetting and corner clipping at shorter focal lengths unless you are using the FX camera in DX crop mode.


Aug 13, 2012 at 02:56 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · 17-55 on a FX camera


In FX mode, I find the 17-55 f/2.8 to have acceptable sharpness and exposure across the frame only in the 35-55 range.


Aug 13, 2012 at 03:05 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · 17-55 on a FX camera


But, if you take a hacksaw to the lens hood on the 10.5 Bjorn Rorslett (www.naturfotograf.com/lens_surv.html) say you end up with a 220 degree field fisheye on FX


Aug 13, 2012 at 07:04 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · 17-55 on a FX camera


I have tried this on a D700 and it gets to a point of manageable around 25mm, but pretty good at 30.


Aug 18, 2012 at 03:04 PM





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