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  1. #1
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    D50 & SLR lenses compatibility

    Hello,
    I'm new in this forum and I'm thinking about acquiring a new D50 body. My Dad owns a SLR N60 with a Sigma 28-80 and a Nikon 70-300 respectively.
    My question is, If I were to purchase the D50 body, could I use the two SLR lenses with it? Would there be any controversies since the lenses don't belong to a digital camera? Thanks in advance.

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    Both will work fine with the D50, but because of the "digital crop factor" your 28-80 will be equivalent to a 42-120mm lens... if you use the wide-angle end of it much you will miss it on the D50, and should consider getting either an18-55 or an 18-70. The up side is that your 70-300 "becomes" a 105-450mm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by britkev
    Both will work fine with the D50, but because of the "digital crop factor" your 28-80 will be equivalent to a 42-120mm lens... if you use the wide-angle end of it much you will miss it on the D50, and should consider getting either an18-55 or an 18-70. The up side is that your 70-300 "becomes" a 105-450mm.

    I thought about getting an original wide angle lens for the D50 and then I'd be set with the other two lenses but...would they at any time damage my new D50 or affect it in someway that it may malfunction mecanically?
    Thanks britkev.
    Last edited by D50aficionado; 03-29-2006 at 04:49 PM.

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    They would work fine, no worries Just be sure to mount them properly, that's all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by britkev
    "Both will work fine with the D50, but because of the "digital crop factor" your 28-80 will be equivalent to a 42-120mm lens... if you use the wide-angle end of it much you will miss it on the D50, and should consider getting either an18-55 or an 18-70. The up side is that your 70-300 "becomes" a 105-450mm."
    just to clarify: 'is my Digital Nikkor 70-300 1:4-5.6 G 70-300 or is it really 105-450. I guess what I'm really saying is "does the crop factor only apply to SLR lenses or does it also apply to DSLR lenses also"'?
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    it would apply to all lenses used with a non-full frame camera..
    Fuji S1 Pro (iirc) is a full frame camera, therefore 28mm means 28mm.
    Nikon D50 is a 3/4(?) frame camera (iirc) meaning it "crops" the frame, which bumps that 28 up to 42mm. think of it like..an automatic built in zoom that you can't do anything about

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    Quote Originally Posted by h4ck
    it would apply to all lenses used with a non-full frame camera..
    Fuji S1 Pro (iirc) is a full frame camera, therefore 28mm means 28mm.
    Nikon D50 is a 3/4(?) frame camera (iirc) meaning it "crops" the frame, which bumps that 28 up to 42mm. think of it like..an automatic built in zoom that you can't do anything about
    No, the D50 is not a 3/4 camera. Only the Olympus and Panasonic DSLR's are 3/4. 3/4 not only crops 2x, it also has a different height/width ratio. The D50 has a normal "classic" photo shape, but the sensor is smaller than full frame (1.5x as small).
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    Quote Originally Posted by h4ck
    it would apply to all lenses used with a non-full frame camera..
    Fuji S1 Pro (iirc) is a full frame camera, therefore 28mm means 28mm.
    Nikon D50 is a 3/4(?) frame camera (iirc) meaning it "crops" the frame, which bumps that 28 up to 42mm. think of it like..an automatic built in zoom that you can't do anything about
    Do you mean the Fuji Finepix S2 Pro or S3 Pro cameras? If these are what you mean, they have a 1.5x crop factor. I may be wrong, but I don't think there is a Fuji S1 Pro at least in the US. Sometimes cameras have different names in different countries, or may not be available in all countries. I could find the Fuji S2/S3 Pro, the Canon Powershot Pro1 and the Canon Powershot S1 IS. Of these only the Fuji S2/S3 are dSLR, none of which are full "35mm" frame.

    Ray.

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    My mistake, I see the Fuji S1 Pro here http://www.fujifilm.com/JSP/fuji/epa...=I_Product_100

    edit: but I don't think this is a full "35mm" frame sensor

    Ray.
    Last edited by Ray Schnoor; 04-12-2006 at 08:21 AM.

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    F50 Lenses

    Hi,will F50 lenses work on a D50 body
    thanks

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