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p.1 #1 · D vs DX Lens


What is the difference between the D Lens and the DX Lens?

I have the following:

AF Nikkor 80-200 2.8 D
AF Nikkor 20-35 2.8 D
AF-S Nillor 300 4 D

Thinking about purchasing the Nikon D7000.

Tom Makofski
http://tmak.zenfolio.com/f554348301



Aug 30, 2012 at 02:52 PM
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p.1 #2 · D vs DX Lens


D would be a lens for full frame (FX) cameras. D800, d700, etc

DX would be a lens meant for a cropped sensor body. D90, d300, etc


You can use d glass on a crop body but it has to have the motor in the body to use AF. D7000 iirc this not an issue. D40...no motor in body so no AF for the other end.

Edit: If you use full frame glass on a crop body you jsut get a different perspecitve as it were. easy example. Crop sensor math go by 1.5 to estiamte how it will look.

A 50 1.4 D on a crop body will be more of a 75mm lens.



Aug 30, 2012 at 02:59 PM
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p.1 #3 · D vs DX Lens


hidden_Markov wrote:
You can use d glass on a crop body but it has to have the motor in the body to use AF


Please explain this D-lens...........

tmak54952 wrote:
AF-S Nillor 300 4 D



That means D and AFS is possible and there are more examples available.



Aug 30, 2012 at 03:10 PM
 

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p.1 #4 · D vs DX Lens


The 'D' and the 'DX' are not related at all.

A DX lens is specifically for DX 'crop' sensor cameras. They will mount on FX cameras, but you will usually get severe vignetting. Some DX zoom lenses will produce an image circle large enough to fill a FX sensor.

The 'D' designation means that the lens will communicate distance information to the camera body. All current autofocus lenses are 'D' lenses.

'AF' lenses require a motor in the camera body to drive the autofocus screw on the lens. The current consumer cameras do not have the motor, thus are unable to autofocus with 'AF' lenses.

'AF-S' and 'AF-I' lenses have the autofocus motor built into the lens and is controlled by the camera body through the contacts.

'G' lenses do not have aperture control rings.



Aug 30, 2012 at 03:27 PM
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p.1 #5 · D vs DX Lens


beavo451 wrote:
The 'D' and the 'DX' are not related at all.

A DX lens is specifically for DX 'crop' sensor cameras. They will mount on FX cameras, but you will usually get severe vignetting. Some DX zoom lenses will produce an image circle large enough to fill a FX sensor.

The 'D' designation means that the lens will communicate distance information to the camera body. All current autofocus lenses are 'D' lenses.

'AF' lenses require a motor in the camera body to drive the autofocus screw on the lens. The current consumer cameras do not have the motor, thus are unable to autofocus with
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+1....



Aug 30, 2012 at 03:34 PM
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p.1 #6 · D vs DX Lens


beavo451 wrote:
The 'D' and the 'DX' are not related at all.

A DX lens is specifically for DX 'crop' sensor cameras. They will mount on FX cameras, but you will usually get severe vignetting. Some DX zoom lenses will produce an image circle large enough to fill a FX sensor.

The 'D' designation means that the lens will communicate distance information to the camera body. All current autofocus lenses are 'D' lenses.

'AF' lenses require a motor in the camera body to drive the autofocus screw on the lens. The current consumer cameras do not have the motor, thus are unable to autofocus with
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Exactly!

And to add, a lens can either have a D or a G designation. Both will communicate distance information to the camera but a G lens won't have the aperture ring and therefore aperture is controlled electronically through the camera.



Aug 30, 2012 at 03:46 PM





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