>I am confused by Nikon's own literature regarding warnings >for the use of the AF-S 17-35 f/2.8D IF-ED, AF 20-35 f/2.8D, >and the AF-S 28-70 f/2.8D IF-ED. > >Nikon is warning of vignetting problems at the wide angle >end of the lens. > >Can someone explain why this would be a problem with the >D100 and not any of their regular film cameras? In fact, >the problem should be worse with the film cameras given that >the negative size is larger. I would expect any vignetting >of these lenses to fall outside the smaller CCD sensor area >(compared with film). > >Anyone have an explanation for this?
The petite built-in flash and the relative huge size of these lenses (in particular, with their big hoods attached) is the explanation. Of course the camera itself will record images without vignetting, if you refrain from using flash on the D100.
I recall seeing similar warnings for some of their film-based cameras too.