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Steve Aguirre

Lens for My Nikon N75

Lens Im interested in, but dont know how well they will perform with my N75. Id appreciate any help and advice I can get before I buy(keep in my that im planning to get my first D-SLR sometime next year a Nikon 70s or God willing a Nikon 200, will these lens be compatible?):

Tokina 80-400 4.5-5.6 ATX II(or thier newest ATX 840 AF D)
Tokina 19-35 3.5-4.5
Tokina 24-200 3.5-5.6 ATX
Tokina 80-200 2.8 ATX

Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 Apo Macro Super II
Sigma 100-300 4.5-6.7 DL
Sigma 28-300 3.5-6.3 macro
Sigma 50 2.8 EX macro
Sigma 17-35 2.8-4 EX Aspherical

Thankyou for your help and advice!

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7/2/2006 9:18:44 AM

Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2000
  All the lenses you list, and all AF Nikon lenses (AF, D, G, and DX series) are fully compatible with the Nikon DSLRs. Older manual focus lenses can be mounted and used, but only the high level D200 and D2 series will meter with them.

But you should be aware that the digital sensor of the Nikon DSLRs is smaller than the 35mm film frame of your N75, and so require shorter focal length lenses to give the same field of view that you are used to. Where a 19-35 zoom covers very wide angle for film camera, on a DSLR it gives a moderate wide to normal view. To get the same coverage on a D70s or D200, you'd need a 12-24 zoom. Similarly, the 24-200 and 28-300 zooms work as "all purpose" one-lens solutions for film cameras, but lack any wide-angle capability when used on a DSLR. For wide angle (10-20 or 12-24) and normal zooms (17-xx or 18-xx) you should look at Nikon's DX series lenses, or the equivalent DC from Sigma, Di II from Tamron, and DX from Tokina.

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7/3/2006 5:53:39 AM

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