Discussion in 'Digital Discussion & Q&A' started by spazmonkeyy, Feb 19, 2008.
are the DX ones bad to use on a D40x?
wuts different about the DX opposed to just
the AF-S? if any?
DX on a Nikon lens means it is designed for cameras with APS-c sized sensors (smaller than full frame) such as, for example, the D40, D40x, D50, D80, D200, D300...
Which is to say that DX will work only on cameras like the D40 up to the D300, whereas you'd need a non-DX lens for the D3. However non-DX lenses work on all cameras.
I don't think the d40x has a focussing motor in the body so only AFS lenses, and 3rd party equivalents, will autofocus.
Non-DX AF-S lenses will work on all Nikon's including the D40/X and new D60.
(Nikon calls non-DX DSLR's FX )
Is that because using a D3 affects your photography?
I'm sorry, couldn't resist.
Err isn't that what I said...
I think he meant the requirement of AF-S for the d40/x
The D3 is compatible with DX lenses, the viewfinder automatically masks and the sensor automatically crops, putting you down to a resolution of 5.1 mp, but adding 2fps (9-11) in continuous shooting mode. Sources are Nikon and dpreview.
True but then any full frame camera, even film, is "compatible" if you're going to eliminate a large chunk of the sensor. It may work but I still don't consider it as compatible in my eyes given the sacrifice in resolution. This is just a personal view though I probably shouldn't have said it, you are right in this case it is fully supported.
A full frame sensor that did not realize it had a smaller format lens would equal massive vignetting - which would be my definition of incompatible. As I always say, to each their own. For some people the trade of resolution for 2fps is worth it. And a quality 5.1 mp sensor can make some pretty good pictures.
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