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Fixed Focal Length Lens for DX camera

You're absolutely fine putting an FX lens on a DX body - it's the other way round that has issues with vignetting at the corners. If you ever move up to a full-frame body, you can take an FX lens with ...
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How to reduce ISO in low light with slow zoom lens?

Some options to consider: Meditate on what it means for ISO to be high. Use the 35/1.8. You can't get the shot you want with it, but you might still not get the shot you want with the zoom lens. Use ...
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What is cause of spots in image taken with dusty Nikkor AF-S DX 18-200mm ED VR II?

Since you have the front element off, you might as well clean the second element. Treat it with the same care you would the front or rear elements. The dark spots in your image are likely caused by ...
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Will stepping back and using an FX lens on a DX body get the same "look" as the same lens on an FX body?

No. You can only get the same look by standing in the same place. Otherwise, perspective will be altered. Nothing you can do with the lens (or camera) can get around that. On a DX format camera, to ...
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35mm DX prime lense on dx crop sensor(nikon d3300)

The "crop factor" multiplier must be applied to both FX and Dx lenses to compare the field of view of a 35mm lens when used on an APS-C/Dx camera to the field of view of a 35mm lens when used on a ...
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Why is my Tamron 70-300mm lens limited to DX framing on Nikon D750?

Do you have "Auto Dx crop" enabled? If so, try disabling the "Auto DX crop" setting. Photo Shooting Menu > Image area > Choose image area > Auto DX crop. Change Auto DX crop to Off (if it's On). You ...
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Why does my Nikkor AF-S DX VR 18-200mm's focus ring stop at 0.9m?

A similar issue just happened to me with my Nikkor AF-S DX VR 18-200mm but instead of not getting below 0.9m, mine was a bit higher. My lens had been in storage for several years due to the fact that ...
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What is the difference between, for example, a Nikon 50mm DX lens and a Nikon 50 mm FX lens?

Price, weight and size, but in particular, it seems important that the DX lens projects a smaller image circle, large enough to cover the DX sensor, but it is not designed to fully cover the larger FX ...
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What is the difference between, for example, a Nikon 50mm DX lens and a Nikon 50 mm FX lens?

Since a DX sensor is smaller, it is possible to cover the sensor area with a smaller lens even at the same focal length and maximum aperture. A smaller lens is a lighter, cheaper lens too, so DX ...
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How to reduce ISO in low light with slow zoom lens?

With any gear: The rule of thumb for getting photos without noticeable camera shake is: shutter_speed[s] ≤ 1[s] / (focal_length[mm] * crop_factor) Note that if ...
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Why does my Nikkor AF-S DX VR 18-200mm's focus ring stop at 0.9m?

The most likely answer is that the lens has been damaged. I had a Nikkor lens (75-300/4.5-5.6) that had this same problem at one point. I sent it in for repair and Nikon advised that the lens had ...
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Is a stiff focus ring normal on a new AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G?

While I am not a Nikon user, I have used prime and zoom lenses made by other manufacturers. Some lenses do require a heavier touch, but the focus ring should still be operable with just thumb and ...
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Will a Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC lens interfere with the mirror in a Nikon F70?

Will the lens be in the way of the mirror at any focal length when taking a picture? No. The back element of the Sigma 18-200mm does not intrude far enough into the lens mount's throat, at any focal ...
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Fixed Focal Length Lens for DX camera

If you want a 50mm lens, you should get the 50mm (or look for third party options). But I believe what you actually want, is a 50mm Full-Frame equivalent lens. In this case, get the 35mm. This lens ...
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Zoom conversion help? Superzoom vs Nikon 55-300 DX lens

The math is simple. Nikon cropped-sensor cameras have a 1.5X focal-length-multiplier, so 300mm is equivalent to 450mm in 35mm-terms. Ultra-zooms lens are labelled with their actual focal-length but ...
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35mm DX prime lense on dx crop sensor(nikon d3300)

Any 35mm lens on your D3300, (DX- 1.5x crop sensor camera) will produce an image equivalent in focal length to 52.5mm on a full size (FX) sensor, thus making this similar to using a 50mm lens on an FX ...
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D800 video in DX mode

The D800 can record "full HD" (1080p) and "HD" (720p) 16:9 video, regardless of the lens attached (FX or DX). The resolution will not be reduced, because the D800 has plenty of pixels to spare, even ...
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Why does my Nikkor AF-S DX VR 18-200mm's focus ring stop at 0.9m?

I had exact same problem as SpaceOgre after my 18-200 Nikkor AF-S DX VR had been stored away for a length of time, as Richard did I kept working the ring back and forth till it slowly freed up, ...
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