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3rd party lenses


1 Feb 2013 4:19PM
I am looking at getting a Sigma or Tamron lens. Is there a way to see if they are for Nikon's DX or FX cameras or do they work for both?

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ikett 4 352 England
1 Feb 2013 4:50PM
I would think checking the websites might give a clue, google can be a palTongue
digicammad 11 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 4:53PM
Sigma and Tamron both make lenses to fit a range of manufacturers/bodies. The particular brand and type is normally pretty visible on listings for the lenses but if it isn't you just need to check with the seller.

Ian
User_Removed 4 4.6k 1 Scotland
1 Feb 2013 7:01PM
They all have different naming conventions.

Basically, any lens that will suit an FX camera will also suit a DX camera but the opposite is not true.

From memory (check it out) Sigma DC lenses are for DX only whereas DG lenses are OK for both DX and FX Nikons.

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thewilliam 6 4.7k
1 Feb 2013 8:59PM
You also need to check whether the lens has mechanical or electrical coupling for auto-focus.
darranl 5 318 England
2 Feb 2013 11:44AM
Looking at your portfolio I believe you have a Nikon D5000 (Same as me) so you will need to be selecting a lens that has it's won focussing motor as there isn't one in the camera body.
5 Feb 2013 4:21PM
@ Darranl- I am planing to get a Nikon 800e sometime this year so I want to make sure the 3rd party lens will work for both cameras.

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