Nikon 28-300mm FX Format lens on a DX camera?

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Kenan, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. Kenan

    Kenan Guest

    Hi,

    I just ordered the new” Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED” that
    I plan to use with a Nikon D7000 body as soon it becomes available and
    I just realize there is a FX?DX difference ?

    The 28-300mm I purchased has already shipped from the store and my
    doubt is:

    A: Is it going to be wide enough? (I’m not sure about the DX 18mm
    compared to a FX 28mm in terms of how wide the picture frame could
    be).

    B: Will it work OK with the Nikon D7000?

    I’m really confused and I need to know for sure in case I have to
    return it.

    I sold a DX 18-200mm that I used with a D300 because it wasn’t sharp
    and it had too much distortion.

    What are the best lenses options to consider for use alone with a
    Nikon D7000?

    I’ll appreciate any help regarding this matter.

    Thanks in Advance,
    Kenan
     
    Kenan, Oct 19, 2010
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  2. Um, shouldn't that be, "the 35mm equivalent of a 42-450 mm lens"
    (at least at infinity focus, assuming that the 28-300mm Nikkor actually
    is 28mm at its widest end)?
    --DR
     
    David Ruether, Oct 19, 2010
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  3. 8^)
     
    David Ruether, Oct 19, 2010
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  4. Kenan

    Kenan Guest

    Thanks to David Ruether and C J Campbell for helping me.

    I think I’m going to return to the 28-300 lens and I will order the
    NIKKOR 18-200mm VR II . Although the 440 zoom range of the 28-300 is
    tempting as I like to shoot wildlife, birds, etc., I’m afraid I will
    miss the wide end of the 18-200.

    To have just 42mm as the widest isn’t going to work for me, and I’d
    like to travel with just one lens.

    Thanks again
    Kenan.
     
    Kenan, Oct 19, 2010
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    Be sure to consider the 16-85mm if wide-angle is important to you.

    http://www.dpreview.com/news/0801/08012909nikkor1685vr.asp

    and perhaps the 70-300mm VR for telephoto:

    http://www.dpreview.com/news/0608/06080901nikonafs70-300vrlens.asp

    The 18-200 is certainly handy, though.

    Cheers,
    David
     
    David J Taylor, Oct 20, 2010
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  6. Kenan

    peter Guest

    Reminds me of the story about which CPA to hire.
    In response to the question: "how much is 2 + 2?"
    Most candidates said 4.

    One candidate said: "How much do you want it to be."

    He was hired.
     
    peter, Oct 20, 2010
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