Wanting to avoid future problems
I now have a Nikon D3000. At some point in my photography future I want to upgrade to either the D600 or D800. Right now I am looking to filling our my lens inventory (a macro and perhaps a wider and faster wide angle lens). I now have a Nikon 18-55mm (kit) and a Nikon 55-300mm.
Will most if not all Nikon lens I buy for the D3000 also fit onto a D600 or D800? I don't want to end up buying a lens for my present Nikon only to discover it won't work on a new Nikon.
Visit my Nikonians gallery.
#1. "RE: Wanting to avoid future problems" | In response to Reply # 0Luke_Miller Nikonian since 19th Apr 2006Tue 26-Mar-13 01:27 PM | edited Tue 26-Mar-13 01:30 PM by Luke_Miller
Your D3000 is a DX format body, while both the D600 and D800 are FX format bodies. Translated - the cameras you are considering have a larger sensor than that of your D3000. That means the images from the DX format lenses you currently have will not fully cover the larger sensor in either of the new bodies. They will work perfectly fine however - the camera will automatically shift to the DX format. But then you get a reduced size DX image instead of the larger image these cameras normally produce.
Any new lens you buy should be in FX format if you intend to move to an FX body in the future.
#2. "RE: Wanting to avoid future problems" | In response to Reply # 1