I just jumped on the DSLR bandwagon last year with a D-90 and eventually moved away from the kit lens to a Nikkor AF 50mm f1.8D and a Nikkor 17-55 2.8 DX. This past week I traded the D90 and the 17-55 in on a 7100 and a Nikkor AF-S DX 35mm f1.8G and a
Tamron SP AF70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC.
The question is why do many Nikkor lenses not state whether they are DX or FX lens? Please excuse my learning curve!
#1. "RE: Lens question" | In response to Reply # 0doppler_fto Registered since 23rd Mar 2013Sun 05-May-13 02:11 AM
Any Nikkor that doesn't specifically state that it will only work with DX should work with either DX or FX bodies. Any lens that is noted to only work with DX bodies will work properly on a DX body, or on an FX body in DX-crop mode. When used on an FX body that is not in DX-crop mode, there may be severe vignetting.
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#2. "RE: Lens question" | In response to Reply # 0briantilley Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003Sun 05-May-13 06:35 AM
As Omari says above, any Nikkor lens that does not include "DX" in its title is FX-capable.
In Tamron terminology, "Di-II" is equivalent to DX, whilst "Di" lenses are FX-capable. For Sigma, "DC" is the same as DX, and "DG" lenses are FX-capable.
#3. "RE: Lens question" | In response to Reply # 2VictorSuarez Nikonian since 28th Apr 2013Mon 06-May-13 08:27 PM
Well I re-bought the 17-55 Nikkor f/2.8 today. I never should have sold it to begin with. The picture is simply stunning as is the build quality and fit and finish. I had considered the Tamron 17-50 as well as the Nikkor 16-85 and the 24-85 but in the end the 17-55 roped me in again. The afore mentioned lenses are no match for the 17-55's focusing speed. This time she stays....lol.