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FX VS DX Lenses
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February 20, 2013
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Hi Oksana, many many thanks for your valuable effort in transferring your experience to us in excellent way. I need your advice, i have D7000 & i want to buy the basic lenses for it what do you advise me? Can i buy FX lenses instead DX as future invist?

February 20, 2013
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Good topic, labeeb.

I’m not really sure either if FX lenses on a DX camera is a good idea or not.
Yes, there is no doubt that it is wise to invest in good FX glass, for the future
as the lens will last much longer than the body.
But… this is only if you eventually expect to own a full frame camera.

Do FX lenses work as well as DX lenses on a DX camera? I really don’t know.
Except for the crop factor, what other differences are there?

Does the camera have it’s own focusing motor? Yours does, others (including mine) do not.
I would guess that more DX lenses have motors built in than FX lenses.
If a camera has no internal motor you would have to manually focus an FX lens without one.
That’s not good.

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February 20, 2013
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labeeb said

Hi Oksana, many many thanks for your valuable effort in transferring your experience to us in excellent way. I need your advice, i have D7000 & i want to buy the basic lenses for it what do you advise me? Can i buy FX lenses instead DX as future invist?

Good topic, labeeb. and usefull answer.
Here you can see FX lens in DX body ( not matter the body you have in any camera the principle is the same)
http://imaging.nikon.com/lineu…..simulator/
look for the lenses typy
http://slrgear.com/reviews/sho……php/cat/2

Comentary on lenses
http://slrgear.com/reviews/sho…..250/cat/13

And blur index in a particular one.
http://slrgear.com/reviews/zpr…..loader.htm
My suggestion is buy FX, you alway will have more quality picture Wink with the observation of mandrake on AF.

February 20, 2013
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Wow… that was fast, Patrick.
Thanks… I’ll check out the links.

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February 20, 2013
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very interesting….

February 20, 2013
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Mandrake said

Wow… that was fast, Patrick.
Thanks… I’ll check out the links.

Hi mandrake:
I check at glance D5200 today , not yet tested Wink I think is a good upgrade for Older people like MeLaugh
Te digo ahorita.Laugh

February 21, 2013
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There is actually advantage of FX lenses on DX body, since only the best part (the middle) of the lens will be used.
Did you watched my video?

February 21, 2013
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I think FX glass is better, but if you are not thinking in upgrade to Full Frames next 2-3 years, why spending a lot of money with FX glass?
BUT, if you want to get serious into photography you can use FX glass on your D7000 and later on change the body. It’s always a good investment because the lenses do not change like the bodies. If you get today a good 24-70 2.8 this lens could stay with you for years without need to replace it or upgrade from the brand. :) What kind of photography you like to do? This is important in order to recommend some lenses.
Cheers

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