Nikon D40x and the Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED AF-S DX

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by grrdarnit, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. grrdarnit

    grrdarnit Guest

    Hi all

    I have a D40x and various lenses but am interested in going for a
    wider angle. The 12-24mm lens looks interesting but would my D40x
    handle it well?

    I ask because on the Nikon site under the accessories list, most
    lenses from 18mm up are listed but nothing under 18mm.

    Thanks

    GD
     
    grrdarnit, Nov 8, 2008
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  2. grrdarnit

    tconway Guest

    It should work fine. It's a DX lens and the D40x having a crop of 1.5x
    should handle it well. If it were full frame it wouldn't be compatible.
    Here's BH writeup about it.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/277227-USA/Nikon_2144_12_24mm_f_4G_ED_IF_DX.html#features

    tim
     
    tconway, Nov 8, 2008
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  3. grrdarnit

    me Guest

    On Sat, 8 Nov 2008 04:12:15 -0800 (PST), in rec.photo.digital.slr-systems
    Yes. As well as others. The D40x not having an AF screw drive can not drive
    the Tokina, which I own, nor the Tamaron

    http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/digital-wide-zooms/comparison.htm
     
    me, Nov 8, 2008
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  4. grrdarnit

    Guest Guest

    tokina has announced a new 12-24mm that does have a focus motor for the
    d40/d60.
     
    Guest, Nov 8, 2008
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  5. grrdarnit

    ASAAR Guest

    No, many full frame lenses can work just fine on the D40x. I have
    a couple of DX DSLRs and they're fully compatible with several of my
    full frame lenses. They all focus using the camera's motor using a
    screw drive, so they wouldn't be able to auto-focus using a D40,
    D40x or D60. The 12-24mm f/4 lens has a Silent Wave Motor, so the
    D40x won't be limited to manual focusing. Full frame lenses are
    sometimes preferred with DX bodies, since they probably won't be
    nearly as subject to corner defects (such as vignetting) when used
    with smaller DX sensors.
     
    ASAAR, Nov 8, 2008
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  6. grrdarnit

    tconway Guest

    You're right. A full frame lens will cover more than the sensor area and
    still can be used with advantages like you said. I don't know what I was
    thinking of.
    tim
     
    tconway, Nov 9, 2008
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  7. grrdarnit

    ASAAR Guest

    Probably the same as what I'm thinking of when I misstate
    something I actually know - nothing. When I do it I'm usually
    guilty of typing while asleep, or maybe that substitute for
    thinking, dreaming. :)
     
    ASAAR, Nov 9, 2008
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  8. grrdarnit

    grrdarnit Guest

    Well thanks all for the help - I found this lens on ebay for £410 - a
    great deal! And I've tried it out tonight - it's working fine. So
    thanks again all
     
    grrdarnit, Nov 11, 2008
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