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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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I would think checking the websites might give a clue, google can be a pal
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.
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.
You also need to check whether the lens has mechanical or electrical coupling for auto-focus.
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.
@ 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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