Yes. DX is what Nikon uses as their designation for its APS-C cameras and lenses. APS-C is a general class of sensors of about the broadly similar size. DX is a more specific size to Nikon..
How do I know if my Nikon is DX or FX?
All Nikon lenses that are made for the DX crop format cameras will specifically have DX in the name of the lens. If they do not say DX in the name it means it is an FX or Full Frame lens.
What is 35mm on APS-C?
So, a 35mm f/1.8 on APS-C is roughly equivalent to a 50mm f/2.8 on a full-frame camera. You could, however, shoot with the same lens, at the same aperture, from the same distance, and get the same depth of field regardless of sensor size—but you would have completely different framing from each sensor.
Are FX lenses better than DX?
The size of the sensor is obviously important and FX shows that it is a far more capable sensor than DX when it comes to things like noise and dynamic range. In addition, you have to factor in differences in field of view when using lenses.
What happens if you use a DX lens on an FX camera?
On an FX-format camera with a DX lens mounted, the camera will automatically engage its built-in DX crop mode, thus recording an image only from the center section of the sensor.
Does Nikon still make DX cameras?
Nikon won’t likely be making any DX pro cameras ever again, however every FX camera is going to be on the top of Nikon’s product line, and very expensive, for many years to come. FX sensors are still very expensive precisely because they are FX.
What does VR mean on Nikon lens?
Vibration Reduction (VR) is an image stabilization technology that minimizes blur caused by camera shake. Using a VR NIKKOR lens can result in sharp images in low light, under windy conditions or when using a physically large NIKKOR lens.
Do DX lenses have a crop factor?
Nikon’s DX cameras have a 1.5x crop factor, meaning that a 50mm lens on a DX camera will behave like a 75mm lens on a 35mm camera. The history behind crop factor is long, but what you need to know is that lens focal lengths are described using 35mm film as the reference point.
What is the Holy Trinity of Nikon lenses? Of course, to get the best out of the camera, not only you need a sturdy tripod and rock solid head, but also high quality lenses. That’s the reason why I decided to opt for the so-called Holy Trinity of Nikon zoom lenses: 14-24 mm, 24-70 mm and 70-200 mm all at constant maximum aperture of f/2.8.
Is APS-C good enough?
In terms of low-light capability, dynamic range, and image quality yes, but in terms of cost, weight, and sizes, APS-C takes the cake with its more compact camera body, less heavy glasses required in their lenses, and since there is less component, they are way cheaper than their full frame counterparts.
Can you put a DX lens on a FX body?
Mounting DX lenses on FX bodies has always been possible, with the FX DSLR automatically cropping the image frame to only output the area covered by the DX sensor.
Do professional photographers use APS-C?
Professional photographers can get the best out of any camera regardless of sensor size. There are many non-Full Frame cameras on the market, specifically APS-C and Micro Four Thirds (and Medium Format, but that’s for another article) which are more than suitable for professional photographers and professional use.
Do I need APS-C or full frame?
APS-C cameras can be made smaller and lighter than full-frame cameras. The image projected by a lens is a circle. A full-frame image sensor requires a larger image circle than an APS-C image sensor, which means that the glass elements inside the lens need to be bigger to cover the full sensor area.
What does FX mean in Nikon camera?
Nikon makes DSLR and Z Series cameras with two different sensor sizes known as FX format and DX format. FX format cameras have an image sensor that measures approximately 36mm x 24mm. This is also known as a full-frame format as the sensor is the same size as a traditional 35mm still image frame.
Can I use 35mm DX on full frame?
Is NIKKOR and Nikon the same? Nikkor is the brand of lenses produced by Nikon Corporation, including camera lenses for the Nikon F-mount.
Can APS-C lens used on full frame?
Can I Use a Full Frame E-Mount Lens (aka FE Lens) on a Camera with an APS-C Size Sensor? Yes, you can use an FE lens on an E-Mount camera that has an APS-C sensor. The image in the center of the lens is automatically cropped to the APS-C size, so there are no dark corners surrounding the picture to cause vignetting.
Is APS-C better for wildlife?
APS-C cameras are great for wildlife photography because of its focal length crop factor. It is also a great way for hobbyists to enter the genre without breaking the bank. However, if you want the best performance and you have the cash to go for it, then full frame cameras are the way to go.
Is APS-C better than full frame?
Lower quality than full frame – But let’s be clear on this, because APS-C is lower quality than full frame, doesn’t mean it’s ‘low quality’. These days all new cameras produce fantastic results. More noise at higher ISO – Smaller camera sensors tend to perform worst at high ISO’s.
What happens when you put a crop sensor lens on a full frame camera?
How much better is full frame than APS-C?
In fact, the results are the same as what you would achieve shooting with a 1.6x longer focal length on the full-frame camera. For example, if you used a 50mm lens on an APS-C camera, the resulting images would have the same angle of view as those shot at 80mm (50 x 1.6) on a full-frame camera.
What is the 50mm equivalent for APS-C?
For example, if you mount a 50mm lens on an APS-C sensor camera such as the ILCE-6000, you’ll get the same view as a 75mm lens on a full-frame camera (50mm x 1.5 = 75mm).
Is APS-C better than Four Thirds?
Because the sensor area of APS-C is 1.6 times the area of the micro four thirds sensor, it provides 1.6 times more total light gathering capability, or about 0.7 stops. Therefore, in many cases, APS-C will provide a bit of a performance advantage over micro four thirds.
Is 50mm lens on APS-C? Use whatever you’re comfortable with. 50mm lenses are good for APS-C cameras. They give the same field of view as a 75mm lens on a full-frame camera. This doesn’t flatten the image too much and with wide apertures – wider than f2 – you should get pretty nice bokeh as well.