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

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

  1. Kenan

    Kenan Guest


    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

    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, 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)?
    David Ruether, Oct 19, 2010
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  3. 8^)
    David Ruether, Oct 19, 2010
  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, Oct 19, 2010
  5. in message
    Be sure to consider the 16-85mm if wide-angle is important to you.

    and perhaps the 70-300mm VR for telephoto:

    The 18-200 is certainly handy, though.

    David J Taylor, Oct 20, 2010
  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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