D700 lens compatability beginner questions
I've recently been thinking about upgrading to a D700 (was originally going to gor for a D300, but I really want FF) from my D70s, but I find all of the lens issues a bit confusing.
I know my DX lenses won't be used to their full potential on the FX sensor, which is fine, I only have three and I'll just stick to using them on the D70, but what about 3rd party glass, like Sigma? Am I understanding it correctly to think that their DC line will work similar to a Nikkor DX, and something like a Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG would work like a normal full frame lens allowing me the full 12MP? What about a Tamron 90mm macro?
#1. "RE: D700 lens compatability beginner questions" | In response to Reply # 0briantilley Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003Sat 06-Jun-09 02:37 PM
It would be nice if all the manufacturers of cameras and lenses could agree common terminology for this sort of thing, but sadly that is not the case at present
This is how it works today...
Nikkor - DX is for cropped DX sensor, anything not DX is for FX sensor
Sigma - DC is for cropped DX sensor, DG is for FX sensor
Tamron - Di-II is for cropped DX sensor, Di is for FX sensor
Tokina - DX is for cropped DX sensor, anything not DX is for FX sensor
#3. "RE: D700 lens compatability beginner questions" | In response to Reply # 1ajdooley Nikonian since 25th May 2006Sun 07-Jun-09 08:57 PM
Brian -- Although I have been shooting pictures, processing film for 45 years, and now have been shooting exclusively digital images since I saw my first D-1X, I never cease to be amazed at the breadth and depth of knowledge you and several others bring to the table when people ask questions. If anyone doubts the value of their membership, your answer on this one is proof of that value. I am getting ready to buy a D700 and will watch the results with a Sigma 15-30mm zoom I bought originally for my F5 and put back in the box when I got my D100. It may vignette more than I am willing to tolerate -- or may not! I'll share when I know.
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