Nikon AF-S DX lens? wut up?

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  1. spazmonkeyy

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    are the DX ones bad to use on a D40x?

    wuts different about the DX opposed to just
    the AF-S? if any?
     
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    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...
     
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    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.
     
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    I don't think the d40x has a focussing motor in the body so only AFS lenses, and 3rd party equivalents, will autofocus.
     
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    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 )
     
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    Is that because using a D3 affects your photography?

    I'm sorry, couldn't resist.
     
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    Err isn't that what I said...
     
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    I think he meant the requirement of AF-S for the d40/x
     
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    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.
     
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    :lmao:
     
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    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.
     
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    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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